Development Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities
According to the Developmental Disability Act, the term ‘developmental disability' means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that:
  • Is a mental or physical impairment or combination of a mental and physical impairment
  • Begins before the individual reaches age 22
  • Is likely to continue indefinitely
  • Results in substantial limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity; self-care, understanding and use of language, learning, mobility, self-direction, and capacity of independent living
When you apply, a Social Worker will assist you to determine, if you or your child(ren) meet the criteria for services. Social Workers can assist with the individual's need for services, supports, or other assistance that is of lifelong or extended duration and is individually planned and coordinated.

Services Provided
  • CADI Waiver case management for adults and children
  • Case management for individual services
  • Consumer Support Grant (CSG)
  • DD Waiver Programs for adults and children
  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver case management for adults and children
  • Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS)
  • Respite Care
  • ICF / DD and foster home admissions
  • Sheltered or supported employment
  • Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H)
  • Guardianship Information
  • Family Support Grant (FSG)
  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
Helpful Information
Birth Through Age 17
Do you have a child with special needs? Do you need help with medical expenses? Are you frustrated with not knowing what options may be available to you? This orientation can offer you information on programs that could help support you and your child (birth-17).

Group meetings inform you of the resources available. Through the orientation, we can help by assessing your immediate, short-term and long term needs, inform you about financial resources, and share information about services and resource options that might be available to your child.

Sessions and Information: The schedule of upcoming sessions and additional information for the program may be found online.
Parents with children over age 16: The following resource guide is beneficial to help with services, as your child reaches adulthood. Guardianship is also discussed in this directory.
Waiver Services for Children & Adults
Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) is one of the services under the waiver programs available to children and adults.

Additional Resources
This list is intended to serve as a reference. Wright County does not endorse or promote any specific agency or product.