Division of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (DI/DD)
The Division of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is part of the Colorado Department of Health Care, Policy and Financing. DI/DD provides leadership for the state, however, on the website, information about services are integrated by the role of the person searching. Here are a few links that we have pulled out that maybe helpful, but we encourage you to visit and search the complete website for more information.
You can access specific information through the following links:
Adult Programs, including Medicaid Waiver Programs
Children’s Programs, including Medicaid Waiver Programs
Information for Parents and Caregivers
Physical and Developmental Disabilities (Children and Adults)
Behavioral Health Services and Providers
You can find charts that compare the different Medicaid Waiver options for children and adults on the Long Term Services and Supports Training page. These charts are helpful to find out who to contact for eligibility and other questions about Medicaid waivers.
Eligibility for programs is determined by different agencies. You can contact the following for eligibility:
Colorado PEAK for eligibility for a wide variety of human services programs, including Medicaid.
Community Centered Boards for case management and services to adults and children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, including Medicaid waivers.
Single Entry Point Agencies for case management and care planning for adults & children who qualify for Medicaid waivers.
Disability Determination Services for determination of Social Security (SSI and SSDI) eligibility.
Communication Briefs are published by the Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities periodically.
This list of Committees, Boards and Collaboration offers stakeholders, including parents, a way to get involved with policy and decision making in HCPF.
Program Approved Provider Agencies are regulated through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. You can find more information on facilities and provider agencies here.
SUPPORTS INTENSITY SCALE (SIS)
The SIS is a structured interview that is designed to identify the supports an adult with developmental disabilities needs to be successful in the world. It helps to be prepared for the SIS Interview as that will determine the level of need and subsequent funding for an Adult with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities seeking Medicaid waiver services.
Scroll down on this page for more information about the DIDD Information about the SIS
FAQ developed by one Community Centered Board
You may also want to consult these resources:
Training by the Arapahoe/Douglas Arc on SIS Interview (You Tube video)
Video to Help Prepare for SIS Interview (You Tube video by the SIS publisher)