do I know if I am eligible?
CDDO staff will help you find out if you qualify, in accordance with Kansas
developmental disability law. In general, you qualify as having a developmental
disability if you have a mental and/or physical impairment that occurred before
your 22nd birthday and that is likely to continue indefinitely. The impairment(s)
must result in limitations in three or more specific areas of life functioning. These areas are self-care, the understanding and use of
language, learning and adapting, mobility, self-direction in setting goals,
living independently, and economic self-sufficiency.
People whose only disability is mental illness do not qualify and are
normally referred to community mental health centers.
We use a
standardized assessment tool called BASIS (Basic Assessment and Services
Information System) to help determine what services and level of financial
support for which you may qualify. BASIS
screening is simply a series of questions to identify things that you can and
eligibility may change over time, so we review your eligibility every year,
along with your funding needs.
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