DDA Update on Waiver Services

 Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Community Pathways Waiver Renewal Now Available on the DDA website
The DDA’s Community Pathways (CP) Waiver was submitted by the Office of Health Services (OHS) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 2, 2018. The document is now available on the DDA website, including tracked changes of the original submission.
The Community Pathways Waiver program provides support services to people with developmental disabilities and their families to enable participants to work toward self-determination, independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in all facets of community life across their lifespans.
The CP Waiver is an existing waiver that requires renewal by the federal government, through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), every five years. The Community Pathways Waiver Renewal includes best practices and stakeholder input generated during the development and comment period of the two recently approved DDA waivers; the Family Supports Waiver and the Community Supports Waiver.
The Community Pathways Waiver is projected to go into effect July 1, 2018.
To view the latest version of the waiver, click the red button below.

New Regional Meetings!!

Many of your have requested that we offer Regional meetings. You asked and we listened. Here is a list of our upcoming meetings!! Please support them:

Wednesday, March 21:    rescheduled due to inclement weather

to Tuesday, April 3:  Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 36536 Mt. Pleasant Rd.  Willards, MD 21874 6:30-8:30pm

Monday, March 26: Perryville Library, 500 Coudon Boulevard, Perryville, MD 21903 11a-1p

Wednesday, March 28: Waldorf West Branch Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 10:30a-12:30p

Thursday, April 5: Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042 11a-1p


  • To connect to individuals currently self-directing or considering self-directing.
  • To share SDAN efforts regarding the waiver renewal over the last 20 months
  • To gather input from attendees on issues/concerns
  • To learn about ideas that work and successes
  • To build a network within each county and across the state to promote self-direction and to supportthose who self-direct
    For more information, contact Carol Custer at carolc@marylandsds.org.

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