The Developmental Disabilities Children's Services Specialist is responsible for the Department's programs that serve children and families by providing information and technical assistance regarding eligibility for these programs. The Developmental Disabilities Children's Services Specialist:
- Provides technical assistance to agencies regarding eligibility
- Determines agency allocations for developmental disability programs that serve children and families
- Oversees the Bridge Program: Care Coordination, Family Managed Respite (FMR), and Flexible Family Funding (FFF) (Flexible Family Funding is also available for adults.)
- Collaborates with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) regarding children with developmental disabilities who are in custody and who may be eligible for Home and Community Based Services.
- Is the Department's liaison with the Agency of Human Services, Integrating Family Services (IFS) Initiative.
- Is the Department's representative on the Agency of Human Services Case Review Committee, State Interagency Team (SIT).
For general questions, please contact the Developmental Disabilities Children's Services Specialist at 802-241-0154.
To apply for services, please contact the Designated Agency in your region to request an intake appointment.
Children's Personal Care Services (CPCS) is a state plan Medicaid program available to children under the age of 21, with a significant disability or health condition that substantially impacts care giving needs and/or the development or self care needs. The Vermont Department of Health oversees CPCS. Click here for more information about CPCS.