HCBS Participant Planning

Medicaid HCBS Waivers
Developmental Disabilities

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

​​​​​Planning HCBS Waiver Services

Your Service Coordinator helps plan services, but YOU are in charge! 

Planning happens through conversations, and your plan is documented at your meetings. Your services are provided based on what is written in your plan. More information on service coordination is available on the service pages. 

It is important for your services to meet your needs; this is person-centered planning. To learn more about how you can be in charge of planning your own services, and life, visit our Person-Centered Planning pages. The resources below will also guide you in leading your planning.​

Preparing to Lead

​There is a variety of information to help you think about your services and plan your life:

Your Team

YOU choose who you want to support you. 

Your team must include you, your Service Coordinator, and any Medicaid HCBS service providers who work with you. When you have a guardian, they are on your team. You can invite other family, friends, or organizations.

When choosing a team, it may be helpful to think about:

  • ​Who are your cheerleaders?
  • Who keeps you grounded?
  • Who is an expert in something you enjoy or want to do?​​​

Your Meetings

What your meetings are called depends on which waiver you have. Either way, your meetings are with your team, whom you choose. Your meetings are person-centered for YOU.

  • On the AD or TBI Waiver, your meeting is called a Plan of Services and Supports (POSS)
  • On the CDD or DDAD Waiver, your meeting is called an Individual Support Plan (ISP)

There are at least two meetings held each year. Before your meetings, your Service Coordinator talks with you about your needs and available services. Your team will discuss your progress toward goals. When services do not meet your needs, any team member can request a meeting.​

Resources for HCBS Waiver Participants

Enable Accounts - save money

​Enable accounts are offer checking, savings, and investment accounts for people with disabilities. This gives participants the ability to save money without it affecting their benefits (up to $100,000). 

Nebraska VR - find a job

​DDD partners with Nebraska VR for employment services. For more information:

Therap - access your information

Participants and guardians can access Therap, the web-based case management system.