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 meet level of care. Level of care is determined by assessing six major life areas. Those areas include self-care, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living, understanding and use of language, and mobility. The individual must exhibit substantial functional limitations in at least three of the six major life areas.
An individual or his/her guardian may apply for the Family Supports waiver by contacting their local Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services office for an application packet.