1. Submit Waiver Application to Regional Office

The waiver process changes regularly, take advantage of this opportunity while you can.

Region 1 (north of ATL including Hall going west) – 678-947-2818

Region 2 (outside ATL east) – (706) 792-7733
Plan for the future. Apply NOW!

2. Meet Eligibility Requirements

Make sure your family member is Medicaid eligible and has a diagnosis of an intellectual disability with onset before age 18.

3. Assessed by Regional Intake and Evaluation Staff

The Regional Office of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) should contact you within 14 days to make arrangements to conduct a screening in order to make a preliminary eligibility determination.

4. Allocated Waiver Funding & Assigned a Support Coordinator

The amount of funding received is based on a Support Intensity Scale; funds are allocated to an individual when they become available.

A Support Coordinator will be assigned to coordinate all services received after high school graduation. The individual and their service team will develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to guide further development of life skills.

5. Choose Services and a Provider

Star Choices provides residential services to people and community access services in people’s communities, assisting people to create meaningful connected lives in there communities.