Wyoming

Wyoming currently has three Medicaid waivers that can serve children, all of which are home and community based 1915(c) waivers. All three are based only on the child’s income, waiving parental income for eligibility. See Wyoming’s Medicaid Eligibility page for links to the various different available programs.

Wyoming recently converted separate developmental disability waivers for children and adults into two new waivers that will provide services throughout an individual’s lifespan. These are the Supports and Comprehensive Waivers. All children will be transferred from the Children’s DD waiver to either the Supports or Comprehensive Waivers beginning 7/1/2014.

Wyoming also has several adult-only waivers, including Long Term Care (physical disabilities), Assisted Living Facility (physical disabilities), and Acquired Brain Injury.

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Programs in Wyoming

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH
  • Target Population: Children with serious emotional disturbance or mental illness.
  • Ages: 4-20
  • Levels of Care: Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 135
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides family care coordination, respite, youth and family training and support for individuals with mental illness (ages 18-20) and for individuals with serious emotional disturbance (ages 4-17).
  • Online State Information: Children's Mental Health Waiver
  • How to Apply: Call 307-777-7326 or fill out an application and follow the online instructions.
  • Waiting List: There are 236 people with developmental disabilities and 306 children on Wyoming's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
SUPPORTS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 542
  • Expiration Date: 3/31/2019
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support services, child habilitation, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual habilitation training, self-directed goods and services, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD, 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Comprehensive and Supports Waivers 
  • How to Apply: Follow the instructions in the Application Guide.
  • Waiting List: There are 236 people with developmental disabilities and 306 children on Wyoming's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
COMPREHENSIVE
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1740
  • Expiration Date: 3/31/2019
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides adult day, case management, community integration, homemaker, personal care, prevocational, residential habilitation, respite, supported employment, dietician services, OT, PT, skilled nursing, speech/hearing/language services, independent support brokerage, behavioral support, child habilitation, companion, crisis intervention support, environmental mods, individual habilitation training, self-directed goods and services, special family habilitation home, specialized equipment, supported living, transportation for individuals with ID/DD, 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Comprehensive and Supports Waivers
  • How to Apply: Follow the instructions in the Application Guide.
  • Waiting List: There are 236 people with developmental disabilities and 306 children on Wyoming's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.