Based on recent changes, these therapy services are now possible.
With proper planning, necessary therapy services can be continued following a student’s graduation from the educational system without a lapse.
Therapy services under this model can be provided individually or in a small group (up to 5 individuals) depending on the individuals need. Therapy services can be rehabilitative (recovery/regaining skills following an injury, illness, surgery, etc.) or habilitative (acquiring new skills in areas such as communication, daily life skills, pre-vocational/vocational skills, etc.).
Steps to obtain therapy services:
1. Being enrolled in the Supports Program through the Division of Developmental Disabilities (including maintaining Medicaid eligibility).
2. Working with your support coordinator to determine need, eligibility, and budget.
3. Acquiring a prescription from a physician.
4. Acquiring a denial letter from the individual’s primary insurance. If the individual has insurance coverage for therapy services, those services must be used/exhausted first before being eligible to use their budget for therapy services under the Supports Program.