Missouri

Missouri currently has four HCBS 1915(c) waivers that serve children. Only the waiver for children with developmental disabilities waives parent income. For a general overview of programs, see their Home and Community Based Waivers page.

Recently, Missouri's autism waiver was allowed to expire, and those needing ongoing services were moved to the Community Support Waiver.

Missouri also has several adult-only waivers, including AIDS, Independent Living, Medically Fragile Adult, Aged and Disabled, Adult Day Care, Brain Injury, and the new Structured Family Caregiving.

Missouri Advocacy Organizations:

Last updated 10/13/21

Programs in Missouri

CHILDREN WITH DD (MOCDD)

Also called Sarah Lopez Waiver

  • Target Population: Children with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: 0-17
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 366
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day habilitation, in home respite, personal assistant, support broker, applied behavior analysis, assistive technology, community integration, community specialist, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations-home/vehicle modification, individualized skill development, out of home respite, person centered strategies consultation, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), transportation for children with ID/DD, 0-17 yrs.
  • Online State Information: MOCDD or Sarah Lopez Waiver or this general information
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your Regional Office.
  • Waiting List: MO has recently implemented waitlists and there are 177 people with developmental disabilities currently on the list.
PARTNERSHIP FOR HOPE
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism, in most counties.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: No
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 3220
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day habilitation, personal assistant, prevocational services, supported employment, dental, support broker, applied behavior analysis (ABA), assistive technology, career planning, community integration, community specialist, community transition, environmental accessibility adaptations-home/vehicle modification, family peer support, individualized skill development, job development, occupational therapy, person centered strategies consultation, physical therapy, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, temporary residential service, transportation for individuals with autism, ID, and DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Partnership for Hope or this general information
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your Regional Office.
  • Waiting List: MO has recently implemented waitlists and there are 177 people with developmental disabilities currently on the list.
DD COMPREHENSIVE
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: No
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 8750
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2026
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day habilitation, group home, in home respite, individualized supported living, personal assistant, prevocational services, supported employment, support broker, applied behavior analysis (ABA), assistive technology, benefits planning, career planning, community networking, community specialist, community transition, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations-home/vehicle modification, individual directed goods and services, individualized skill development, intensive therapeutic residential habilitation, job development, occupational therapy, out of home respite, physical therapy, professional assessment and monitoring, shared living, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, and transportation for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: DD Comprehensive Waiver or this general information
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your Regional Office.
  • Waiting List: MO has recently implemented waitlists and there are 177 people with developmental disabilities currently on the list.
DIV OF DD COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Also called Support Waiver

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: No
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 4800
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2026
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day habilitation, in home respite, personal assistant, prevocational services, supported employment, support broker, applied behavior analysis, assistive technology, benefits planning, career planning, community networking, community specialist, community transition, crisis intervention, environmental accessibility adaptations-home/vehicle modification, home delivered meals, individual directed goods and services, individualized skill development, job development,  occupational therapy, out of home respite, physical therapy, professional assessment and monitoring, specialized medical equipment and supplies (adaptive equipment), speech therapy, and transportation for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Support Waiver or this general information
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your Regional Office.
  • Waiting List: MO has recently implemented waitlists and there are 177 people with developmental disabilities currently on the list.
OTHER PROGRAMS