ID/DD Waiver Services

Warren Yazoo Behavioral Health ID/DD Waiver Services provide individualized supports and services to assist people in living successfully at home and in the community and are an alternative to care in institutional settings.

The Home and Community-Based Services ID/DD Waiver offers people with disabilities options and choices for remaining in their own homes. The program is available to persons of all ages who meet the eligibility requirements or (1) receiving Mississippi Medicaid benefits, and (2) requiring a level of care found at an intermediate care facility for the Intellectually Disabled. Services available through the waiver are:

Pre-Vocational Services: Services consist of a wide range of activities designed to lead to vocational skill development.

Residential Habilitation: Assistance with skills related to daily living to enable the individual to reside in a non-institutional setting.

Behavior Support/Intervention: Services to enable individuals who exhibit inappropriate behaviors to benefit from services or to prevent institutionalization.

Supported Employment: Assistance and continued support in securing employment that will match their interest, abilities, and needs.

Day Habilitation: Individual training and support for adults in daily living, social, and communication.

Once it is determined that an individual meets the HCBS-ID/DD Waiver eligibility, the Support Coordinator, the individual or his/her representative, and the eligibility evaluator meet to develop an individual Plan of Care. The Plan of Care is used to determine the type and limit of each service the individual will receive. The Plan of Care must be approved by the Department of Mental Health/Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Division of Medicaid. After the Plan of Care is approved, the Support Coordinator assists the individual in finding all services listed on the Plan of Care; and provides ongoing evaluation to determine if the services continue to be effective and appropriate.\

The HCBS-ID/DD Waiver provides alternatives for disabled persons and their families that have not been available in the past. The addition of this program to the array of services provided by Warren Yazoo Behavioral Health reinforces our goal of providing comprehensive services designed to enhance the quality of life and the independence of those we serve. To find out more about these services, please call 662-746-7363.
Mississippi’s ID/DD Waiver provides individualized supports and services to assist people in living successfully at home and in the community and are an alternative to care in institutional settings. These Medicaid funded supports and services are available as long as the cost of supporting individuals in the home or community does not exceed the cost of caring for individuals in institutional settings. The ID/DD Waiver includes an array of services aimed at assisting people to live as independently as possible in their home and community.  Services include:  Supported Employment, Home and Community Supports, Supervised Residential Habilitation, Day Services-Adult, In-Home Nursing Respite, Community Respite, ICF/MR Respite, Prevocational Services, Specialized Medical Supplies, Behavior Support/Intervention Services, and Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy.

601 W. Willie Morris Parkway, Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194  662-746-7363

*Gordon Avenue has been expanded and renamed Willie Morris Parkway