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Intellectual / Developmental Disability (I/DD) Waiver Program

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The Intellectual / Developmental Disability (I/DD) waiver serves individuals age five and older who meet the definition of intellectual disability, having a developmental disability or are eligible for care in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID). Those with a developmental disability may be eligible if their disability was present before age 22 and they have a substantial limitation three or more areas of life functioning.


  • Assistive Services
  • Adult Day Supports
  • Financial Management Services
  • Medical Alert-rental
  • Overnight Respite
  • Personal Care Services
  • Residential Supports for Adults
  • Residential Supports for Children
  • Enhanced Care Services
  • Specialized Medical Care
  • Supported Employment
  • Supportive Home Care
  • Wellness Monitoring
  • Targeted Case Management (This is not a waiver service and is available once you are found eligible for I/DD services. If you are not KanCare eligible, there may be a fee for this service.)


  1. Must be 5 years of age or older;
  2. Have Intellectual Disability that began before the age of 18;
  3. Have a diagnosis of a Developmental Disability that began before the age of 22;
  4. Must be determined program eligible by the Community Disability Determination Organization;
  5. Meet the Medicaid long-term care institutional threshold score;
  6. Be financially eligible for Medicaid.


To apply for the I / DD waiver, contact your local CDDO. The CDDO will determine program eligibility and will work with you and/or your family to access services from a variety of community service providers in your local area. To locate your local CDDO please view the CDDO Map 2023 or refer to the entry points by county section of the HCBS Access Guide.

The Consumer Access Guide to HCBS Services in Kansas contains additional information regarding enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many hours of service can an individual have when they need HCBS I/DD services?

  • Who do I call to get information when I need help?

  • What is self-direction?

  • How does the waiting list work?

  • Can I choose my workers?


Additional Information

For additional information or assistance you may follow the provided link to contact the KanCare Ombudsman.

Renewal Information

Find waiver status, renewal, and public comment information here: I/DD Waiver Information.

Online Comment Submission

If you wish to provide feedback on multiple documents currently open for public comment, please submit separate comments for each document.

Contact Information

Interim Program Manager:

Robin Lohman


[email protected]


Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Attention: Home and Community Based Services
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404