Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDOs) are given statutory authority to make eligibility determinations for services. That authority is found in the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act (K.S.A. 39-1805).
To begin the process, a phone call to our office (316) 283-7997; or an email to email@example.com will initiate the intake process. During this time, we will gather all initial contact information and then proceed to the application piece.
Required information to determine eligibility for I/DD services:
· I/DD Application
· Medical Examination/ Physical
· Psychological Evaluation (age 7 & up)
· Copy of Social Security Card
· Copy of Government issued ID (if Applicable)
· Copy of Medical Insurance Card
· Guardianship Paperwork (if Applicable)
· Signed authorizations to gather background & diagnostic information
* Your application will be considered complete and ready to begin the determination process once all of the above items have been received.
The Eligibility Determination Process:
The Kansas Developmental Disabilities Reform Act (DDRA) eligibility criteria for having an intellectual disability is defined as:
*** Intellectual Disability ***
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 and work
This diagnosis must be made by a healthcare professional that is licensed to make
DSM-V diagnosis. Some examples of healthcare professionals in Kansas who can make this diagnosis are Licensed Psychologists (LP); Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW); Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC); Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCP); and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT).
The Kansas Developmental Disabilities Reform Act (DDRA) eligibility criteria for having a developmental disability is defined as:
*** Developmental Disability ***
A Severe/Chronic Developmental Disability, which:
Self-care, Receptive and expressive language development and use, Learning and adapting, Mobility, Self-direction, Capacity for independent living, Economic self-sufficiency;
*** Children with a Developmental Disability ***
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