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Help for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The Children’s Developmental Disabilities Program provides a system of care that has a wide array of home and community based services for children including intervention services, support services, and respite. The system emphasizes evidence-based treatment methods, community integration, and family empowerment. 

Services can be delivered under a traditional pathway by a Developmental Disabilities Agency (DDA) or under Family Directed services option where the parent acts in the role of the employer. 

A Case Manager is available to assist you to develop your child's plan of services and navigate children's services.

Solicitar por teléfono o en persona

 Call: Toll free (1-877-333-9681) or in the Boise area (208-334-6500)

 Visit: Visit the closest office near you

Solicitar por correo postal, correo electrónico o fax

To apply for help with the Children's Developmental Disabilities Program, download and fill out an application. Return the application by email, mail, hand delivery, or fax. 

 Email: ChildrensDDIntake@dhw.idaho.gov

 Mail or Hand Deliver:  Children's DD Application/Intake, DHW FACS 5th floor, 450 West State Street, Boise, Idaho 83720

 Fax: 208-332-7331 Attn: Children's DD Application


Children must be Medicaid eligible and have a developmental disability.  If your child has not applied for Medicaid, please contact your local Self Reliance office at toll free 1-877-456-1233 or in the Boise area 334-6700.

You can apply for Children's DD services once your child is approved for Medicaid.  Eligibility criteria includes:
• A diagnosis of a developmental disability such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or intellectual disability diagnosed by a physician, psychologist, or other practitioner of the healing arts. 
• The disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency.