DSS: Community Options

Community Options

The State of Connecticut offers a variety of services to help eligible individuals who need support to live at home or to return to community living.  Many of the programs are administered under a Medicaid ‘waiver,’ meaning that Connecticut has received federal approval to waive certain Medicaid requirements to meet the service needs of older adults and adults with disabilities in the community. 
We hope this website section about these home and community-based services will be helpful to you and your family.  The Department of Social Services’ Division of Health Services administers Medicaid waiver and related services.  Specifically, the DSS Community Options Unit (formerly the Alternate Care Unit) and the Money Follows the Person Unit are responsible for managing multiple waiver programs and related services in support of Connecticut citizens with disabilities of all ages.

Medicaid Waiver and related programs
     Programs directly operated by Department of Social Services:
Information is available at 1-800-445-5394. Select from the following options:
 Financial Eligibility Questions 
- Option 2 
 Katie Beckett Waiver - Option 3
 CT Home Care Program for Elders - Option 4
 Acquired Brain Injury Waiver (ABI) - Option 5
 Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver - Option 6
 General Information   - Option 7

Programs operated by other state agencies, with administrative oversight by the Department of Social Services Community Options Unit:
• Department of Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver programs:
o Comprehensive Waiver
o Individual and Family Supports Waiver     
o Employment and Day Supports Waiver
o Early Childhood Autism Waiver
o Autism Waiver
Resources –
Connecticut Long-Term Services & Supports -- consumer information and caregiver career guidance website:  www.MyPlaceCT.org 

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