Delaware currently has two programs that are open to children. One is an HCBS 1915(c) Medicaid waiver, and one is a TEFRA or TEFRA-like program.

A Family Support Waiver has been proposed. More information is available here. Delaware also provides community-based services (primarily to adults) through an 1115 waiver program, DSHP-Plus.

Delaware Advocacy Organizations:

Programs in Delaware

  • Target Population: Children who would otherwise require care in an institution with any type of disability, including medical, developmental, intellectual, or psychiatric conditions.
  • Ages: 0-18
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility, Nursing Facility, Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the program is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA or TEFRA-like
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Children's Community Alternative Disability Program
  • How to Apply: Contact Long Term Care.
  • Waiting List: none

Also called Developmental Disabilities Home and Community Based Waiver

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: 12+
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only, using TEFRA criteria.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 2506
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Description from Provides day habilitation, prevocational services, residential habilitation, supported employment-individual, supported employment-small group, clinical consultation-behavioral, clinical consultation- nursing, supported living for individuals with autism, IID/DD, ages 12 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: DDS Services
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact DDS at 1-866-552-5758.
  • Waiting List: none