Your Voice Matters!
Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities pay for their services (day and residential) with money from the Medicaid waiver. There is a new rule in the United States about Medicaid waivers. It is called the Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule. The rule says that services must be done in a way that helps people be part of their communities. Providers of Medicaid waiver services must follow this rule. You can learn more about the rule by watching the What the HCBS Settings Rule Means for You video.
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) needs to make sure that Medicaid waiver providers are following the new rule by March 2023. DDD knows that your life, services, and voice matter. DDD needs to hear from you!
DDD asks you to take this survey about your life. It will help DDD make waiver services better for all people getting home and community-based services in Illinois. You can ask a trusted person to help you. It can be a support person, family member, guardian, or friend. You can take the survey online or you can print this form, complete it, and send it to Meg Cooch at 600 East Ash Street, Building 400, 1st Floor, Springfield, IL 62703.
If you have questions or need help, you can call Meg Cooch at 217-993-2716 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About You and Your Services
Person Centered Planning
Where I live/Home/CILA/Residence
Now we want to hear from you about your experience about where you live:
Community Day Programs and Work
Now we want to hear from you about your community day programs.
If you do not attend a community day program, please answer no to the first question and you will skip the remaining questions. Please note, we understand this last year was very different because of COVID. We would ask you to think about your experience prior to the COVID pandemic, knowing that there are current limits to what we all can do because of the virus.
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this important survey. Your answers will help the Division of Developmental Disabilities to make sure that your waiver services are helping you live the life you want to live. What you say matters.