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:

  • Day Habilitation
  • In and Out of Home Respite
  • Personal Assistant
  • Support Broker
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Individualized Skill Development
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies (Adaptive Equipment)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Community Integration
  • Community Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations-Home/Vehicle Modification
  • Person Centered Strategies Consultation
  • 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