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Allowing Parents to be Paid with Medicaid Funds for Providing Care for their Minor and Adult Children

The issue of paying parents of adults and/or minor children with developmental disabilities with Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services funding was identified by stakeholders as an area of focus for the new FY 2023-2025 State System of Care Plan.  Below is information on the topic of paying parents.

DDSD Crisis Capacity Expansion

In the Developmental Disability Services (DDS) system, clinical and crisis supports include state, local and individual supports.  When individual clinical supports are not able to prevent a crisis, an individual may require crisis supports.  To help meet the needs of Vermonters with developmental disabilities, Developmental Disability Services Division (DDSD) has been working to expand statewide crisis capacity.   This includes providing funding to increase crisis bed capacity at Vermont Crisis Intervention Network (VCIN).  I

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