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Services and Programs (non-residential)

The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain services and supports based on individual preference, capabilities and needs, and which promote everyday activities, routines and relationships common to most citizens.  For more information on available services contact us. Participation in all DDA services is voluntary.  Programs and services that may be available to DDA clients include:

Case Management

Case Resource Managers assist clients and their families to identify interests and support needs and to access DDA services and/or other community resources for which you are eligible and have a need. If it is determined that you are an eligible client of the Administration, your access to DDA paid services depends on:

Dental Services

DDA does not provide dental services.  If you are looking for a dentist to provide dental services to children, go to http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/state/washington/washington_oral.html.  The list indicates whether the dentist can accommodate children with special needs.  If you do not find a dentist in your area on the list, use your local phone book.  Most offices will tell you over the phone if they are accepting new patients.

If you have Medicaid, you can also call the medical or dental societies in your county to ask if they know of providers taking new Medicaid patients.  If they cannot help you, call the Medical Assistance Customer Service Center (1-800-562-3022) and ask about Medicaid providers in your community.  The center operators can often direct you to providers who may be able to help.  To find out more about what dental services the Medicaid program may purchase, click on this link: HCA Medicaid Provider Guide: Dental-Related Services

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)

The ESIT program provides early intervention services, including family resources coordination, for eligible children from birth to age 3 and their families.   For more information, visit the ESIT website.

Employment and Day Program Services

Employment and Day Program services are contracted with counties and include:

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers

HCBS Waivers are designed to allow the provision of ICF/ID level services to clients in community settings. DDA offers services under four Medicaid HCBS waivers:

Individual and Family Services Program (IFS)

The Individual and Family Services Program supports families who are caring for a family member with a developmental disability in their home. The program provides families with some of the supports necessary to keep eligible individuals at home with parents or relatives.  Families may receive the following services:

Medicaid Personal Care (MPC)

MPC services provide individual provider or agency support in order to meet a person's needs for assistance with activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, meal preparation, housework, and travel to medical services. This service is provided in the person's own home or adult family home. Clients must meet financial eligibility for Medicaid and functional eligibility for the MPC program.


Medically Intensive Children's Program (MICP)

MICP provides in-home private duty nursing services to eligible children who have medically intensive needs.

Mental Health/Crisis Services Program

The Mental Health/Crisis Services program provides therapeutic services to adult DDA clients who have mental health concerns and who may be at risk of psychiatric hospitalization. Services may include:

Professional Services

Professional Services may be provided to clients who have been assessed as needing professional services beyond what they can access through Medicaid and any other available private health insurance. These may include:

Professional services are available only after Medicaid and any other available private health insurance have been accessed.

State Supplementary Payment (SSP) Program

The SSP Program provides state only dollars directly to clients so that they may purchase residential, respite, therapy, and other necessary services.