North Carolina

North Carolina currently has four home and community based 1915(c) waivers that serve children. One serves children only, while the others serve people of all ages. All waive parent income. See North Carolina's services by population page for general information.

North Carolina also has an adult-only waiver, CAP/DA.

Advocacy Organizations in North Carolina:

Programs in North Carolina

COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

Also called CAP-C

  • Target Population: Children who are medically fragile or technology dependent.
  • Ages: 0-20
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility, Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 4000
  • Expiration Date: 2/28/2022
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides in-home care aide service, financial management, assistive technology, case management, community transition, home accessibility and adaptation, institutional and non-institutional respite, participant goods and services, pediatric nurse aide services, specialized medical equipment and supplies, training, education and consultative services, vehicle modifications for individuals who are medically fragile, ages 0 – 20.
  • Online State Information: CAP-C Program or Program Page or Parent Handbook
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your closest Case Management Agency.
  • Waiting List: 17,800 people with developmental disabilities are on North Carolina's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC
INNOVATIONS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 12,488
  • Expiration Date: 7/31/2018
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day supports, personal care, residential supports, respite, supported employment, assistive technology, community guide, community networking, community transition, crisis services, financial support services, home mods, in home intensive support, in home skill building, individual good and services, natural supports education, specialized consultation, vehicle mods for individual with IID and DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Innovations Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact the Advocacy and Customer Service Section at 919-715-3197.
  • Waiting List: 17,800 people with developmental disabilities are on North Carolina's waiting list.
COMPREHENSIVE WAIVER
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism, only in counties where the Innovations waiver is not available.
  • Ages: all
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 10,325
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2017
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health, day supports, personal care, residential supports, respite, supported employment, behavior consultant, community transition, crisis respite, crisis services, home and community supports, home mods, individual caregiver training and education, individual goods and services (self-direction only), long term vocational supports, PERS, specialized consultative services, specialized equipment and supplies, transportation, vehicle adaptations for individuals with autism, DD, IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: none
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact the Advocacy and Customer Service Section at 919-715-3197.
  • Waiting List: 17,800 people with developmental disabilities are on North Carolina's waiting list.
SUPPORTS WAIVER
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism, only in counties where the Innovations waiver is not available.
  • Ages: all
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1150
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2017
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health, day supports, home and community supports, personal care, respite, supported employment, behavior consultation, crisis respite, crisis services, home mods, individual and caregiver training, individual goods and services (SD only), long term vocational supports, PERS, specialized consultative services, specialized equipment and supplies, transportation, vehicle adaptation for individuals with autism, DD, IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: none
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact the Advocacy and Customer Service Section at 919-715-3197.
  • Waiting List: 17,800 people with developmental disabilities are on North Carolina's waiting list.
OTHER PROGRAMS