Community Living Waiver

The Community Living Waiver supports individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities through the provision of a variety of services that promote community living, employment, communication, self-direction, choice and control.

Waiver Information

Note: For historical and comparison purposes, the below links are accessible to view the previous approved

Eligibility Criteria

  • The following diagnosis and age requirements apply:
    • Individuals of any age with an intellectual disability (ID) or autism.
    • Children with a developmental disability under age 9 with a high probability of resulting in an ID or autism diagnosis.
    • Children under age 22 with a developmental disability due to a medically complex condition.
  • Level of Care
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Diagnosis of an intellectual disability, autism, or developmental disability
  • Recommended for an intermediate care facility (ICF) level of care based on a medical evaluation
  • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) in Pennsylvania
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office
  • Individual cost limit of $85,000 per person per fiscal year (Supports Coordination is excluded from this limit)


  • Advanced Supported Employment
  • Assistive Technology
  • Behavioral Support
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Communication Specialist
  • Community Participation Support
  • Companion
  • Consultative Nutritional Services
  • Education Support
  • Family/Caregiver Training and Support
  • Family Medical Support Assistant
  • Home Accessibility Adaptations
  • Homemaker/Chore
  • Housing Transition and Tenancy Sustaining Services
  • In-Home and Community Support
  • Life Sharing
  • Music, Art, and Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
  • Remote Supports
  • Respite
  • Shift Nursing
  • Small-Group Employment
  • Specialized Supplies
  • Specialty Telehealth and Assessment Team
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living (Needs Groups 1 and 2)
  • Supports Broker
  • Supports Coordination
  • Therapy
  • Physical
  • Occupational
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Orientation, Mobility, and Vision
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Accessibility Adaptations