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At Southwest Developmental Services, Inc., we want to use our network of resources, providers, and contacts within your local community to help you access the quality services you or your loved one needs. Rely on us for resources and referrals for service to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have locations in Garden City and Great Bend.
Do you need help finding a Targeted Case Management (TCM) provider? We can help! Call us today at (620) 275-7521 in Garden City or at (620) 793-7604 in Great Bend for more information.
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How you can apply for services
Contact our Garden City office in our Southwest region or our Great Bend office in our Central Kansas region to begin the application process. In order for the application to be processed, the individual applying for services must be residing in one of the 18 counties served by SDSI. We will start by asking you for some general information and you will get an intake packet with instructions on how to obtain all of the information needed.
We would be happy to schedule an appointment in our office to go over the packet if you prefer.
To qualify for services, the individual applying must have a diagnosis of intellectual disability or other qualifying developmental disability diagnosed by a medical or behavioral health care professional licensed in the State of Kansas.
For more detailed eligibility information, refer to the SDSI Eligibility Determination Policy.
If you are eligible for services
If you are determined to be eligible for services, our office will notify you through the mail of your eligibility. We will also schedule an appointment with you to complete a functional assessment. This assessment is a requirement to receive Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) services in the State of Kansas.
The information obtained from the functional assessment will be entered electronically into the Kansas Assessment Management Information System, or KAMIS. This assessment will gather information about the individual’s demographics, medical conditions and support needs, daily living support needs, and challenging behavior support needs.
The functional assessment also determines your eligibility for services through the Home and Community-Based Services and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities program, and places your name on the statewide waiting list.
Waiting List Information
The waiting list for services
The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) maintains a statewide list of people waiting for services through the I/DD program. Southwest Developmental Services, Inc. assists KDADS with managing the waiting list; however, we cannot tell you your position on the list.
The waiting list process
When KDADS determines that new individuals can be served under the I/DD program, the following things happen:
- A letter offering access to the HCBS I/DD Program funding is mailed to that person.
- That person is given at least 14 days to respond.
- The person can respond by mail or over the phone.
- If the person doesn’t respond, they will be sent a final notice that includes the last day they have to respond by.
- People who accept funding will need to contact the CDDO and also the Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to begin the process of receiving services.
Garden City, KS 67846
Great Bend, KS 67530
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