CDDO Eligibility Process

Eligibility determination is the first step to accessing services or getting placed on the waiting list for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) Waiver in Wyandotte County. 

Eligibility Application Form

Eligibility Application Form

Eligibility ApplicationEnglish(PDF, 99KB)Spanish(PDF, 23KB)

Eligiblity Application (Fillable): English(DOCX, 30KB)Spanish(DOCX, 25KB)

Application and Eligibility Information

The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Intellectual / Developmental Disability (I/DD) Waiver is for Kansas residents age 5 and older. See the Kansas eligibility requirements for this waiver below. 
   
Kansas Eligibility Requirements for the HCBS DD Waiver
  
Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities
  
Effective: October 1, 1993, (revised: November 15, 1995)

Background: Consistent with L. 1995, Chap. 234 (Substitute for H.B. 2458) persons who are mentally retarded or otherwise developmentally disabled are those whose condition presents an extreme variation in capabilities from the general population which manifests itself in the developmental years resulting in a need for life long interdisciplinary services. The following identifies those who, among all persons with disabilities, are the most disabled as defined below:

Mental Retardation means substantial limitations in present functioning that is manifested during the period from birth to age 18 years and is characterized by significantly sub-average intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior including related limitations in two or more of the following applicable adaptive skill areas:

  • Communication
  • Self-care
  • Home living
  • Social skills
  • Community use
  • Self-direction
  • Health and safety
  • Functional academics
  • Leisure
  • Work

Other Developmental Disability means a condition such as autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or other similar physical or mental impairment (or a condition which has received a dual diagnosis of Mental Retardation and Mental Illness) and is evidenced by a severe, chronic disability which meets all of the following criteria:

  1. It is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments, AND
  2. It is manifest before the age of 22, AND
  3. It is likely to continue indefinitely, AND
  4. It results in substantial functional limitations in any three or more of the following areas of life functioning:    

                       a. Self-Care
                       b. Understanding & use of language
                       c. Learning and adapting
                       d. Mobility
                       e. Self-direction in setting goals & undertaking activities to accomplish goals
                        f. Living Independently
                        g. Economic self-sufficiency, AND

To further clarify substantial functional limitations refer to the Eligibility Determination Instrument in Mental Health and Retardation Services, Division of MR/DD Services, Case Management Handbook.

5. It reflects a need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are lifelong, or extended       in duration and are individually planned and coordinated, AND      

6. Does not include individuals who are solely severely emotionally disturbed or seriously and persistently mentally ill or have disabilities solely as a result       of infirmities of aging.

For Children under the age of six, developmental disability means a severe, chronic disability that meets all of the following criteria:

  1. It is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments, AND
  2. It is likely to continue indefinitely, AND
  3. It results in at least three developmental delays as measured by qualified professionals using appropriate diagnostic instruments or procedures, AND
  4. It reflects a need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, treatment, or other services which are lifelong or extended in duration and are individually planned and coordinated, AND
  5. This does not include individuals who are solely severely emotionally disturbed or seriously and persistently mentally ill.

Please contact Maritza Fernandez at (913) 573-5502 or WCDDO@wycokck.org. for more information about the intake and eligibility process.

Who Should I Contact?

You can contact our office by calling (913)573-5502 or emailing WCDDO@wycokck.org.

What information will I need to proceed?

  • Completed application
  • Current Individualized Education Plan ( IEP) If applicable
  • Psychological Evaluation with diagnosis
  • Copy of Medicaid Card (if applicable)
  • Copy of guardianship paperwork (upon request)
  • Copy of Social Security Card (upon request)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate (upon request)    

When can I expect information regarding next steps?

Once we have obtained all the requested information you will received a letter within 10 business days. If additional information has been requested or you were referred for an evaluation there may be additional time needed to process your information.

If you are determined eligible for I/DD services, what happens next?
Individuals who are 5 years and older will need to have a functional assessment completed within 30 days of eligibility notification. The completed assessment is transmitted to KDADS for placement on the State wide waitlist. Please note: The current waitlist is roughly 5-7 years long.

You may have access to Targeted Case Manager (TCM) services if you have Title XIX Medicaid or if you choose to private pay for this service. If requested, you will receive a choice form with the list of available service providers and referred within 5-10 days of making that request.  

For more information:
Wyandotte Developmental Disability Organization
701 North 7th Street Room 346
Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 573-5502
WCDDO@wycokck.org.