Home and Community Based Waiver Services (Medicaid Waiver)Family Disability Services Girls Face

The State of Alaska Division of Senior and Disabilities offers two waivers: one is for Children with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC waiver) and the other is for persons, adults and children,
with an Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD Waiver).

Waivers are for people who meet much higher standards of care than those typically funded through other developmental disability programs.

These waivers represent a program Alaska developed under provisions of Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. A waiver is actually used to mean the source of funding is “federal” rather than “general state funds.” Waivers are a Medicaid program and adhere to both state and federal regulations.

Available waiver services:

  • Respite – provides a break for families; can choose agency-based (using one of our employees) or family-directed (using a provider that you choose)
  • In-home supports/supported living – skill-based services that teaches activities of daily living in the home
  • Day habilitation – a skill-based service that teaches community living skills

How do I apply for a new waiver?

There is currently a waitlist, but you can contact the regional office of the State of Alaska Senior and Disability Services closest to you, and request an eligibility determination and a Request for Services Application packet.

Medicaid forms

Medicaid program contact

Sara Kurtz, Medicaid Program Coordinator
skurtz@cssalaska.org
907-222-7371 (office)

Community Developmental Disability Grant Services

The Division of Senior and Disabilities Services dispenses grants to nonprofit organizational partners across Alaska in order that they may provide services to families and individuals experiencing Developmental Disabilities (DD). These services are available to individuals who are waiting, or do not qualify for Home and Community Based services under the Medicaid Waiver program, or who only require minimal supports that can be provided by grant services.

Available grant services

  • Respite – provides a break for families; can choose agency-based (using one of our employees) or family-directed (using a provider that you choose); sibling care available for a fee
  • In-home supports/supported living – skill-based services that teaches activities of daily living in the home
  • Day habilitation – a skill-based service that teaches community living skills

What do I need to access grant services?

A DD letter from the State of Alaska stating that you are eligible for DD services.

Base Grant forms

Grant services contact

Nermina Fisek, Base Grant Program Coordinator
nfisek@cssalaska.org
907-222-7325 (office)

Family Disability Services’ Provider Forms

Voucher Provider Forms