Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a waiver? Medicaid Choice Waivers are one funding source to assist you with service and support needs if you or a family member experiences an intellectual or developmental disability.

2. What is the Individualized Supports Waiver (ISW)? This waiver is targeted for both individuals who are currently receiving services from the Community and Developmental Disabilities Grant (CDDG) program and individuals without supports on the Developmental Disabilities Registry and Review (DDRR). For more information, visit ISW Supports and Eligibility.

3. How long does it take to get waiver services? Timelines can vary but there are many ways Hope can provide immediate guidance and assistance while working with you to put more long-term supports in place.

4. Are grant services available? There are limited grant services available through Hope, which are funded by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Senior and Disability Services. For more information about the Developmental Disabilities Grant visit dhss.alaska.gov.

5. Is my family member eligible for services? Visit Accessing Supports/Services.

6. What types of services do you provide? Visit Accessing Supports/Services.

7. Can you assist with filling out the state’s disability paperwork for my family member? Visit Accessing Supports/Services.

8. My family member who experiences a disability is grown and wants to live elsewhere. Can you help? Visit Community Living Options.

9. My family member is experiencing behavioral problems in addition to his/her disability. Can you help? Visit Behavioral Health Supports.

10. My family member is experiencing mental health issues in additional to his/her disability. Can you help? Visit Mental Health Supports.

11. What types of recreation programs do you offer? Visit Recreational Opportunities.

12. How do I become a foster parent? Visit Become a Foster Parent.