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Community Developmental Disabilities Program Services

Application and eligibility determination services

Each Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP) is required to provide assistance to residents of their service area in applying for developmental disability services. The CDDP of residency of an individual applying for services must make the determination of the individual’s eligibility to receive developmental disability services.

You can download copy of the application for referral for developmental disability services.

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Also see: Eligibility

Case management or service coordination services

Case Management or Service Coordination services are identified as eligibility determination, evaluation and coordination of developmental disability services, delivered to individuals in need of such services, as funded by the Department. The purpose of Case Management Services is to provide a fixed point of entry to the developmental disability services arena. Each CDDP is required to provide case management or service coordination services to individuals who are eligible for and desire to have the services. The CDDP may choose to provide services to individuals awaiting eligibility determination, who reside in the CDDP service area at the time they apply for services.

Service Planning Support

The CDDP must assist individuals in the planning of services. Service plans for individuals must be developed in a manner that addresses issues of independence, integration and productivity. Plans must be designed to enhance the quality of life of the person with developmental disabilities, and must be consistent with the principles of personal control and family participation, choice and preferences, identification and reduction of barriers to services, protection from harm, and for children, maintaining family connections.

Abuse investigation and protective services

Each CDDP must provide or arrange for protective services in cooperation with other agencies that have authority to investigate allegations of abuse or neglect for adults or children. Each CDDP is required to assure that abuse investigations for adults are appropriately reported and conducted according to state statute and administrative rules.

When there is reason to believe a crime has been committed, a report must be filed with local law enforcement. Any suspected or observed abuse of children should be reported directly to Child Welfare Services, or to local law enforcement.

To report suspected abuse of an adult with developmental disabilities, contact the local Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP).

To report suspected abuse of a child contact the local DHS Child Welfare Office 

Foster Homes licensing and certification services

Each Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP) is responsible for the recruitment of Foster Home applicants, and assisting applicants with the licensing or certification process. For more information on Foster Home licensing or certification, contact your local CDDP.

Also see: More information on Foster Home Services

Information and Referral Services

Each CDDP is responsible for supplying information on developmental disabilities and providing referral services to individuals, their families and interested others.

To access information and referral services, contact your local CDDP.

Comprehensive In-Home Support Services for Adults

Comprehensive In-Home Support Services enable individuals with developmental disabilities aged 18 and older to continue to live in their own homes or in their family homes. Each CDDP is required to ensure the availability of Comprehensive In-Home Supports for those individuals for whom the Department has funded such services.

Also see: In-Home Support for Adults with Developmental Disabilities rule 411-330-0010 through 0170

Child and Family Support Services

Child and Family Support Services enable eligible children with developmental disabilities, 17 years of age and younger, to continue to live in their family homes. These services supplement those things typically provided to a child by the family and other public or private sources. Each CDDP is required to ensure the availability of a program for Child and Family Support Services. The CDDP Case Manager will coordinate with the family or the legal guardian in the development of the child and family service plan.

Also see: Child and Family Support Services rule 411-305-0010 through 0180

Crisis services

Crisis services include a variety of direct services, supports and equipment, designed to address the specific issues leading to or contributing to a crisis situation, and can only be provided when no alternative resources are available. The purpose of Crisis Services is to maintain or return adults to community placements, or to maintain a child in his/her family home, or temporarily place the child out of the family home. The CDDP must provide crisis services only to those individuals who meet the specific eligibility requirements to receive crisis services.

Crisis services are delivered to adult individuals who are eligible for, and at imminent risk of civil commitment under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) Chapter 427, or who are receiving temporary services in response to having been committed under ORS 427. These services are also delivered to children with developmental disabilities who are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement.

Also see: Rules regarding crisis services eligibility OAR 411-320-0160

Nursing Facility Specialized Services

Nursing facility specialized services are individualized habilitation services for persons with developmental disabilities residing in nursing facilities. These services are to be integrated with, but are in addition to the care the nursing facility is to provide. The CDDP Case Manager must coordinate these services with the individual, the staff of the nursing facility and other service providers to arrange for the services.

Also see: Rule 411-320-0150

Centralized waiting list

Each CDDP must maintain a current waiting list for eligible adult individuals living within the geographical area of the CDDP and appropriate for admission to Comprehensive Services. Individuals are to be added to the waiting list following written determination of their specific service and support needs. The CDDP must assure that individuals are admitted to programs from the waiting list, using a fair and equitable process, per DHS policy.

Also see: Service Wait Lists for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Rule 309-041-1190 through 1250 

For information on the waiting list in your geographical area, contact your local Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP)

Complaints, Grievances and Appeals

The CDDP is expected to assist individuals and family members in filing any complaints, grievances or appeal requests. Each CDDP is responsible for maintaining a log of all complaints and grievances received, and must have policies and procedures in place for processing such matters. There are specific timelines and processing requirements in place for responding to and resolving complaints, grievances and appeals.

To file a complaint, grievance or appeal, or for information on the specific regarding these matters, contact a representative of your local Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP)

Also see: Information specific to eligibility determination grievances or appeals and Complaints, Grievance and Appeal rule 411-320-0170