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There are 2 requirements to receive BHDDH-funded services. You must:
It is necessary to be found both clinically and financially (Medicaid) eligible BEFORE services can begin.
To be eligible for supports funded through the Division of Developmental Disabilities, individuals must meet the following definition of developmental disability, as stated in RI State Law: § 40.1-21-4.3
The term "Developmentally disabled adult" means a person, eighteen (18) years old or older and not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Children, Youth and Families who is either an intellectually/ developmentally disabled adult or is a person with a severe, chronic disability that:
Additional information on substantial functional limitations can be found here.
Applicants must submit the following:
If you have any questions, please call the Division of Developmental Disabilities at 462-3421 and ask to speak with someone in the Eligibility Unit.
Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) at (401) 270-0101 can assist in completing the application.
Simpson Hall – Eligibility Unit
6 Harrington Rd
Cranston, RI 02920
Once received, all applicants will be sent a letter indicating either the application packet is complete or specific information is still needed. The chart below shows the process.