Community Developmental Disability Organizations (CDDOs) are given statutory authority to make eligibility determinations for services. That authority, known as Single Point of Entry, is found in the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act
To begin the process, a phone call to our office (316) 283-7997; or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org will initiate the intake process. During this time, we will gather all initial contact information and then proceed to the application for IDD System Eligibility.
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 ***