The Referral and Eligibility Process
Anyone can refer a child to a CIIS program using the appropriate referral form. After the form has been reviewed and accepted, the CIIS eligibility team gathers records from family and providers to determine if the child’s support needs will qualify them for CIIS services.
- Children referred to the Intensive Behavior program must first be eligible for their county’s Developmental Disability (DD) program. (Medical programs do not have this county DD requirement.)
- Family income is not a factor for eligibility; however, the child’s financial resources are taken into consideration.
- Please be aware that the following information is needed to determine eligibility. The things we need:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Health Insurance Card (Back and Front)
- Proof of Child Income (SSI, Child Support, etc.)
- Copy of any resources in the child's name (Bank Statements, Trusts, etc.)
- For current program eligibility information: Eligibility Information Rules 411-300-0120
Medically Fragile Program (MFCU)
Children in the Medically Fragile Program have very intense medical and nursing needs and depend on specialized medical technology for their health. Providers for medically fragile children are often nurses or overseen by RNs to ensure that supports are properly performed. A clinical criterion is conducted by MFCU nursing staff with input from the families and medical community.
Medically Involved Program (MICP)
Children in the Medically Involved program generally require moderate to full support with all routine, daily activities, including mobility supports (use of a walker, wheelchair, or carried), and help with grooming, bathing, dressing, and elimination. The child may also require specialized medical interventions such as daily respiratory treatments, seizure protocols or G-tube
Intensive Behavior Program (BEH)
Children in the Intensive Behavior Program frequently demonstrate challenging behaviors, such as aggression, self-injury, elopement, and sleep disturbances, which require their family members to constantly adapt their environment and routines to maintain safety in the home. A child must have a primary diagnosis of a developmental disability and be enrolled in their county’s Developmental Disability program before being referred to the Intensive Behavior Program.