What is the Waiting List?
The waiting list includes persons who have been determined eligible for services. These people are in the following priority categories:
Crisis Resolution Priority: Category I — Crisis Resolution is for people who are:
- Homeless or will be homeless within 30 days
- Victims of abuse or neglect
- At serious risk of causing physical harm to others or
- Living with a caregiver who is unable to provide adequate care due to the caregiver’s impaired health
The Coordinator of Community Services (CCS) will make monthly face‐to‐face visits for the first 90 calendar days, after which face‐to‐face contact will be made by the CCS quarterly. The CCS will assist with development of the annual Individual Plan of services (IP) and connect the person/family to community resources.
Crisis Prevention Priority: Category II–Crisis Prevention – under this priority category, the applicant:
Shall have been determined by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to have an urgent need for services; is at substantial risk for meeting one or more of the crisis resolution criteria within 1 year or has a caregiver who is 65 years old or older.
The CCS will make quarterly face‐to‐face contact with the individual receiving waiting list services. The CCS will assist with the development of the annual Individual Plan of services (IP) and connect the person/family to community resources.
Current Request Priority: Category III–Current Request is the category for people who have a current need for services. Applicants shall be prioritized for services based on the number of fiscal years they have been on the waiting list.
The CCS will make annual face‐to‐face contact; the CCS will assist with development of the annual Individual Plan of services (IP) and connect the person/family to community resources.
Circumstances and needs can change . To maintain the accuracy of the Waiting List and address the changing needs of people and families, it is imperative that people we serve and families report changes to their CCS and to the DDA. Please be sure to report changes in contact information, change in address, changes with health and well-being and any changes with caregiver, including caregiver’s age.
All new information received will be reviewed and assessed for priority categorization.
Based on new information received, people may increase, decrease, or remain in the same priority category.
Who Provides These Services?