Maryland currently has four waivers that are open to children. All are HCBS 1915(c) Medicaid waivers. Three waive parental income but one does not. Previously, the Community Pathways and Community Supports Waivers accepted children; however, the most recent federal documents specifies these programs are for those over age 18, though those under age 18 currently in these programs can remain in the programs. For an overview of Maryland’s programs, see Maryland’s Home and Community Based Services page or this booklet on home and community based programs.
Maryland also participates in the Community First Option, which allows states to provide assistant services through Medicaid without a waiver, and has a state-based waiver program (1915(i)) for children with behavioral issues. The latter replaced a 1915(c) waiver that previously served the same population.
Maryland Advocacy Organizations:
Last updated 9/19/23