Do You Have Medicaid Waiver Questions? I’ve Got Answers for YOU!

Posted by Misty Crouch on 2/19/2021 7:00:00 AM

The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) provides an array of “services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities. BDDS assists individuals in receiving community supports using a person-centered approach to help determine which services are needed and who can best provide them.”   Individuals and families complete an application to determine eligibility for these services.  Information on the various services, available in English, Spanish, and Burmese, can be found on the BDDS website at this link:

Last month, Earlywood hosted two virtual Medicaid Waiver Information Sessions, one for teachers and one for parents.  Our presenter, Kate McGill from Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS), shared a variety of information on various waiver topics and was able to answer specific questions about the process for teachers and parents at the end of each session.  Some of the one page fact sheets that were shared are linked below.  

If you have questions about the waiver, our presenter Kate, has shared her contact information and encouraged both parents and teachers to contact her if you have additional questions.  

BDDS Presenter Contact Information 

Kate McGill: Email:, Phone: 317-205-0102

BDDS Informational Links

FACT SHEET: About the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services

FACT SHEET: About the Family Supports Waiver

CHECKLIST: Family Supports Waiver

FACT SHEET: Waiver Renewal

FACT SHEET: Supervised Group Living

If you have any questions after reviewing these materials and would like additional presentation information that was shared during our teacher/parent information sessions, please email me at:

Misty Crouch

Misty Crouch, Special Education Coordinator