To qualify, a child or adult must have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability, developmental disability or related condition prior to the age of 22 years and the condition must be expected to continue indefinitely.
The individual must exhibit substantial functional limitations in at least three of the six major life areas. Those areas include self-care, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living, understanding and use of language, and mobility.
In addition, the individual must also meet priority criteria. Those priority criteria are as follows:
- Individuals transitioning to the community from a nursing facility, extensive support needs facility and state operated facility
- Individuals determined to no longer need/receive active treatment in Supervised Group Living
- Individuals transitioning from 100% state-funded services
- Individuals aging out of Department of Education, Department of Child Services or Supervised Group Living
- Individuals requesting to leave a large private Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
- Death of a primary caregiver where there is no other caregiver available
- Caregiver over the age of 80 years when there is no other caregiver available
- Evidence of abuse or neglect in current institutional or Supervised Group Living placement
- Extraordinary health and safety risk as reviewed and approved by the division director