For Adults with Developmental Disabilities Currently Waiting for Services and Supports

Q. If I have already applied for adult developmental services and supports, and I am currently waiting for services and supports to become available, do I have to reapply, or reconfirm my eligibility with the DSO organization in my region?

No, adults who have already applied, and who are currently waiting for adult developmental services and supports to become available will NOT have to reapply, or reconfirm their eligibility with the DSO organization in their region.

Q. If I am currently waiting for adult developmental services and supports to become available, will my priority status on the waiting list change now that the DSO organizations are in place?

No, the priority status of adults with developmental disabilities who are currently waiting for services and supports will not change as a result of the DSO organizations opening in July 2011.

Q. If I am currently waiting for adult developmental services and supports, do I need to contact my regional DSO organization, to provide any information, or to arrange for the completion of an assessment of my service and support needs with the Application Package?

No, basic contact information for all adults with developmental disabilities who have already applied and have had their eligibility confirmed and who are currently waiting for adult developmental services and supports will be CONFIDENTIALLY and SECURELY provided to the regional DSO organizations, from service agencies through each region.

Q. If I am currently waiting for adult developmental services and supports, will I continue to be considered for appropriate services and supports that may become available, even if I have not yet completed an Application Package to have my level of service and support needs assessed?

Yes, adults who are currently waiting for services and supports but who have not yet completed an Application Package will continue to be considered for any appropriate adult developmental services and supports that may become available.