There are two levels of funding committees for home and community-based services (HCBS): The designated agency Local Funding Committee, and the State Funding Committee.
Any individual who believes he or she has a developmental disability, or is the family member or guardian of such a person, may apply for developmental disabilities (DD) services.
The individual must apply for Medicaid, if they are not already a Medicaid recipient, as he or she needs to be approved for Medicaid prior to receiving any DD services.
There are three eligibility criteria that an individual must meet to receive any Developmental Disabilities (DD) services:
The Developmental Disability Services Division (DDSD) provides a variety of administrative, operations and programmatic functions that support the developmental disabilities (DD) services system.
Eligibility for Services
Call 911 in the event of a medical or personal safety emergency
If you are in crisis and in need developmental disability services, please call the number below for the county in which you live:
Addison County -802-388-7641
Bennington County -802-442-5491
Information about other services offered by the State of Vermont can be found at these links:
Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a federally required process (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987) that prevents individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability, or a related condition from being admitted to nursing facilities until a full assessment is made and the least restrictive, most appropriate person-centered services are recommended to meet the individual's medical and disability-related needs.
The Bridge Program: Care Coordination for Children with Developmental Disabilities
The Bridge Program provides support to families of children and young adults under age 22 who have developmental disabilities to access and coordinate needed medical, educational, social or other services.
To apply for services, please contact the Designated Agency in your area.
The focus of the Public Safety Program is to keep the community and past victims safe while providing treatment and supervision to individuals with developmental disabilities who pose a risk to public safety. The Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) coordinates statewide supports for offenders with developmental disabilities through a variety of activities. For a commonly asked questions regarding Act 248 refer to the Act 248 Info sheet.