Developmental Disability Case Management

Case Management services are available for people with developmental disabilities or related conditions through R185 case management or Developmental Disability waiver case management.  Case management assists people in gaining access to needed social, medical, educational and other supports and services.  The case manager works on behalf of the person to identify their unique needs and to minimize the impact of the disability on their life, while ensuring continuity of services and supports. 

To be eligible for Rule 185 case management or DD waiver case management, a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, arranged by a case manager, must indicate that the person has a diagnosis of developmental disabilities or related conditions.  A child younger than age five without a conclusive diagnosis must demonstrate significant sub-average intellectual function concurrent with demonstrated deficits in adaptive behavior.  Upon completion of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, a MnCHOICES assessment will need to be completed by the county in which you reside.

DD Waiver Case Management

Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver for persons with developmental disabilities or a related condition who require the level of care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD)

The following case management service activities are covered under the waivers:

  • Annual reviews of services plans
  • Assisting the person in the identification of potential providers
  • Assisting the person to access services
  • Coordination of services
  • Development of a service plan
  • Evaluation and monitoring of the services identified in the plan
  • Informing the person or the person’s legal guardian or conservator, or parent if the person is a minor, of service options