Intellectual and Developmental Disability with Autism

The home and community-based waiver programs provide services in a variety of settings including at home, in the community, and on the job.

The needed services are identified through a person- centered planning process and must be authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Adults with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders who want to live as independently as possible at home and in the community may be eligible for one of two “waiver” programs: Comprehensive (Section 21) or Support waiver (Section 29).

Services may include: Home, Community, and Work Supports, career planning, assistive technology, durable medical equipment, therapy services, transportation and respite.

The State of Maine requires an assessment to determine an individual’s financial eligibility and level of function.

Assessments help individuals and families understand what services are available to them and to plan for the individual’s needs.

For more information or to find out how to apply for service, please visit How Do I Apply and FAQ’s.