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Eligibility for Services

The DS division serves individuals of Franklin & Grand Isle counties, who have a Developmental Disability and/or Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our services are primarily for adults; however we do serve children and families currently outside of the Medicaid waiver. Unlike the school system, funding for our services is not an entitlement; This means that funding is applied for a reviewed on an individual basis.

Most services are funded through the Vermont Medicaid Waiver Program as administered through the Department of Aging & Independent Living (DAIL).

To be served in Developmental Services, I.Q. must be below 70.
 
A disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.
 
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
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