To receive developmental disability services, you must be either:
- a person with a developmental disability or
- a family member who supports a person with a developmental disability
If you are a family member who supports a person with a developmental disability, you can only receive services that help you care for and support for your family member. For example, you may be able to receive home modification or respite funding.
To receive services in Vermont, you also must be:
- a resident of Vermont or
- a minor child who has at least one custodial parent who is a resident of Vermont or
- a person or family who lived in Vermont and has left for a vacation, visit, temporary move or trial move. In this case, you can only receive services for up to one year, unless you come back to Vermont.
For more details about eligibility, you can read the Regulations Implementing the Vermont Developmental Disabilities Act.
An individual seeking funding for developmental services must also meet a funding priority under the Vermont System of Care Plan. Check the current System of Care Plan to see if you meet a funding priority.