DDA’s Family Supports Waiver – Public Comment Period

Developmental Disabilities Administration

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is pleased to announce that the Family Supports Waiver federal application has been posted on the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) website for public review.  The Family Supports Waiver program will provide individual and family supports for children birth to 21 with developmental disabilities on the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Waiting List.

The new program is designed to provide services and supports to children with developmental disabilities and their families in the home and/or community after school, nights, weekends, and during summer months.  The program was developed based on input from individuals on the DDA Waiting List and their families, the Family Supports Waiver Steering Committee, the Developmental Disabilities Coalition survey and recommendations, independent consultants’ national research, and public regional input forums.


DDA Family Supports Waiver

Copies of the Family Support Waiver application are also available at the DDA Headquarters and Regional Offices.

Public comments can be submitted to wfb.dda@maryland.gov through July 31, 2017.

Developmental Disabilities Administration