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Oklahoma Department of Human Services - Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)

Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
2400 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City,  OK   73125-0352

405-521-6267 Voice
405-522-3037 Fax

 
www.okdhs.org/divisionsoffices/visd/ddsd/

 

This entry or portions of it can be found in the following Chapters:

[Chapter:Section] 04:02, 07:3ZY, 06:9A, 10:01, 10:03,

This division provides services to persons ages 3 and older who have a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities (mental retardation, an IQ of 70 or below). Persons served may also have other developmental or physical disabilities in addition to developmental disabilities (mental retardation).



Community Waiver includes a comprehensive array of services including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports. The Community Waiver provides services appropriate to the individual's needs. To apply call the area in which you live:

In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) allow individuals and families to select services necessary for each individual to remain in his or her own home or family home. Individuals on the IHSW are assigned to OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) case managers to assist them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.

Eligible children, ages 3 through 17, may receive up to $12,360 of services per year through the IHSW-Children. Eligible adults, 18 years or older, may receive up to $18,540 of services per year through the IHSW-Adult. These waivers are not cash payment programs and all services are provided through agencies contracting with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Follow this link to DHS' Community Services webpage that details Community Waivers and IHSW, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/.

Guardianship services are available for people receiving waiver services and for people who are residents of the Resource Centers (Northern Oklahoma Resource Center at Enid, the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center at Pauls Valley, or the Robert M. Greer Center). Services include assessment of the need for a guardian, assistance in locating a family member or volunteer to serve as guardian and vouchers for attorney's fees for the establishment of a guardian. Follow this link to DHS' webpage on guardianship, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/guard/default.htm.

Family Support Assistance payments - This is a cash payment program for families who are caring for children under age 18 at home. In this program, families can receive payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home. Families who meet the income eligibility may choose this cash payment in lieu of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW) Services. This program is funded through state dollars. Follow this link to DHS' webpage for the Family Support Assistance Payments, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/famsupp/default.htm.

Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older and are provided community living services. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home. Follow this link to DHS' group home webpage, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/gphome/default.htm.




Community Waiver includes a comprehensive array of services including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports. The Community Waiver provides services appropriate to the individual's needs. To apply call the area in which you live:

In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) allow individuals and families to select services necessary for each individual to remain in his or her own home or family home. Individuals on the IHSW are assigned to OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) case managers to assist them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.

Eligible children, ages 3 through 17, may receive up to $12,360 of services per year through the IHSW-Children. Eligible adults, 18 years or older, may receive up to $18,540 of services per year through the IHSW-Adult. These waivers are not cash payment programs and all services are provided through agencies contracting with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Follow this link to DHS' Community Services webpage that details Community Waivers and IHSW, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/.

Guardianship services are available for people receiving waiver services and for people who are residents of the Resource Centers (Northern Oklahoma Resource Center at Enid, the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center at Pauls Valley, or the Robert M. Greer Center). Services include assessment of the need for a guardian, assistance in locating a family member or volunteer to serve as guardian and vouchers for attorney's fees for the establishment of a guardian. Follow this link to DHS' webpage on guardinship, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/guard/default.htm.

Family Support Assistance payments - This is a cash payment program for families who are caring for children under age 18 at home. In this program, families can receive payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home. Families who meet the income eligibility may choose this cash payment in lieu of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW) Services. This program is funded through state dollars. Follow this link to DHS' webpage for the Family Support Assistance Payments, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/famsupp/default.htm.

Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older and are provided community living services. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home. Follow this link to DHS' group home webpage, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/gphome/default.htm.

Specialized Foster Care program is based on teamwork between foster parents and DDSD case managers. Other professionals may be part of the individual's service team depending on needs. The team works to reunite the individual with their birth family whenever possible. A Foster Care Specialist will be available to assist with questions and in the placing of an individual in a home. Local foster parent associations may also provide additional information and support. Follow this link to DHS' webpage on Specialized Foster Care, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/foster/sfc/.




Respite care is one of the services that may be provided for individuals being served under Medicaid waivers administered by the Division. The primary Medicaid waiver presently used for provision of many in-home and community services, including respite care, is restricted to serving Medicaid eligible persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (mental retardation). Apply for waivered services by calling the numbers above.



 





Community Waiver includes a comprehensive array of services including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports. The Community Waiver provides services appropriate to the individual's needs. To apply call the area in which you live:

In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) allow individuals and families to select services necessary for each individual to remain in his or her own home or family home. Individuals on the IHSW are assigned to OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) case managers to assist them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.

Eligible children, ages 3 through 17, may receive up to $12,360 of services per year through the IHSW-Children. Eligible adults, 18 years or older, may receive up to $18,540 of services per year through the IHSW-Adult. These waivers are not cash payment programs and all services are provided through agencies contracting with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Follow this link to DHS' Community Services webpage that details Community Waivers and IHSW, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/.

Guardianship services are available for people receiving waiver services and for people who are residents of the Resource Centers (Northern Oklahoma Resource Center at Enid, the Southern Oklahoma Resource Center at Pauls Valley, or the Robert M. Greer Center). Services include assessment of the need for a guardian, assistance in locating a family member or volunteer to serve as guardian and vouchers for attorney's fees for the establishment of a guardian. Follow this link to DHS' webpage on guardinship, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/guard/default.htm.

Family Support Assistance payments - This is a cash payment program for families who are caring for children under age 18 at home. In this program, families can receive payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home. Families who meet the income eligibility may choose this cash payment in lieu of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver (HCBW) Services. This program is funded through state dollars. Follow this link to DHS' webpage for the Family Support Assistance Payments, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/famsupp/default.htm.

Group Homes offer living arrangements for 6 to 12 people who share a home and receive up to 24 hours per day of supervision, support, and training in daily living skills. Group Home residents are 18 years of age or older and are provided community living services. Group Homes are single-family homes located in the community close to other services and activities. The home is owned or leased by a private agency. The agency receives reimbursement from OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) for supervising and supporting the residents of the home. Follow this link to DHS' group home webpage, www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/commsvcs/gphome/default.htm.


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