The Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities Waiver (MOCDD), also known as the Sarah Lopez Waiver, grants Medicaid eligibility to those children who would be determined eligible for MO HealthNet if they were to reside in an institution, but whose families have chosen to have the child remain home. The MOCDD waiver permits the state to view only the child’s income when making the eligibility determination. Services provided through the MOCDD waiver include:

  • behavior therapy
  • crisis intervention
  • environmental accessibility adaptations
  • in and out-of-home respite
  • support broker services
  • community specialist
  • developmental habilitation
  • personal assistant
  • specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • transportation

The Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities administers this program through an inter-agency agreement with the MO HealthNet Division.

Waiver Documents