Waiver participants under the age of 18 can have their parents help direct their services. Adults choosing participant-direction can have anyone they want act as their representative, including a friend, family member, or legal guardian.

This representative can help with things like:

  • Finding and recruiting employees
  • Scheduling and participating in interviews
  • Negotiating the rate staff will be paid
  • Providing training to employees
  • Making sure employees are providing services in the plan
  • Helping to communicate choices and preferences to employees
  • Signing timesheets
  • Keeping required paperwork or records

Department of Developmental Disabilities

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