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Washington Medicaid Waivers

Washington state currently has four Medicaid waivers that can serve children, and all of them are home and community based 1915(c) waivers. Three waivers are based only on child income without regard to parent income, but we are uncertain if Individual and Family Services counts parent income or not. For more information, see this general overview of Washington's Medicaid waivers.

For those already eligible for Medicaid, the Community First Choice option allows for additional services. Similarly, those who access Medicaid based on income or through waivers can receive home nursing care through the Medically Intensive Children's Program.

Washington also has several adult-only waivers, including Residential Support Waiver, Community Protection Waiver, New Freedom, and COPES.

Other Programs in Washington:

Advocacy Organizations in Washington:

Children's Intensive In-Home Behavioral Support

  • Target Population: Children with developmental disabilities.
  • Ages: 8-20
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 100
  • Expiration Date: 8/31/2017
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides personal care, respite, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language, assistive technology, behavior management/consultation, behavioral health stabilization services-specialized psychiatric services, behavioral health stabilization services-behavior support and consultation, behavioral health stabilization services-behavioral health crisis diversion bed services, environmental accessibility adaptations, nurse delegation, sexual deviancy evaluation, specialized clothing, specialized medical equipment and supplies, specialized nutrition, specialized psychiatric services, staff/family consultation/training, therapeutic equipment and supplies, transportation, vehicle mods for individuals with DD, ages 8-20.
  • Online State Information: CIIBS Fact Sheet
  • How to Apply: Contact the program manager at (360) 725-3448.
  • Waiting List: There are 1283 people with developmental disabilities and 67 children on Washington's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

Individual and Family Services

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Ages: 3+
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 100
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/2019
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides respite, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language, assistive technology, behavior support and consultation, behavioral health stabilization services-behavior support and consultation, behavioral health stabilization-specialized psychiatric services, community engagement, environmental accessibility mods, nurse delegation, peer mentoring, person-centered planning facilitation, psychosexual evaluation, skilled nursing, specialized clothing, specialized medical equipment and supplies, specialized nutrition, specialized psychiatric services, staff/family consultation and training, supported parenting services, therapeutic equipment and supplies, transportation, and vehicle mods for DD individuals, ages 3 with no maximum age.
  • Online State Information: Individual and Family Services
  • How to Apply: Contact the program manager at (360) 725-3415.
  • Waiting List: There are 1283 people with developmental disabilities and 67 children on Washington's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

Core Waiver

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 4265
  • Expiration Date: 8/31/2017
  • Description from medicaid.govTo provide community access, individual supported employment/group supported employment, personal care, prevocational services, residential habilitation, respite, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language services, behavior support and consultation, behavioral health stabilization services-behavior support and consultation, behavioral health stabilization services-behavioral health crisis diversion bed services, behavioral health stabilization services-specialized psychiatric services, community guide, community transition, environmental accessibility adaptations, individualized technical assistance, sexual deviancy evaluation, skilled nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies, specialized psychiatric services, staff/family consultation and training, transportation for individuals with DD, ages 0 – no max age.
  • Online State Information: Core Waiver
  • How to Apply: Become eligible for developmental disabilities services following these instructions, and have your case manager help you apply.
  • Waiting List: There are 1283 people with developmental disabilities and 67 children on Washington's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

Basic Plus Waiver

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 7249
  • Expiration Date: 8/31/2017
  • Description from medicaid.govTo provide community access, individual supported employment/group supported employment, personal care, prevocational services, respite, OT, PT, speech/hearing/language services, adult dental, adult family home, adult residential care, behavior support and consultation, behavioral health stabilization services-behavior support and consultation, behavioral health stabilization services-behavioral health crisis diversion bed services, behavioral health stabilization services-specialized psychiatric services, community guide, emergency assistance, environmental accessibility adaptations, individualized technical assistance, sexual deviancy evaluation, skilled nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies, specialized psychiatric services, staff/family consultation and training, transportation for individuals with DD, ages 0 – no max age.
  • Online State Information: Basic Plus Waiver Fact Sheet
  • How to Apply: Become eligible for developmental disabilities services following these instructions, and have your case manager help you apply.
  • Waiting List: There are 1283 people with developmental disabilities and 67 children on Washington's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.