Deaf Blind and Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)

The Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) program provides home and community-based services to children who are deaf blind and have another disability. This is a cost-effective alternative to an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions The DBMD program focuses on increasing opportunities for consumers to communicate and interact with their environment.

What services are provided?

  • Adaptive aids and medical supplies
  • Assisted living (licensed up to six beds)
  • Audiology
  • Behavior support services
  • Case management
  • Chore provider
  • Dental treatment
  • Employment assistance
  • Environmental accessibility
  • Intervener
  • Minor home modification
  • Nursing services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription drugs, if not covered through Medicare
  • Residential habilitation
  • Respite care
  • Speech, hearing and language therapy
  • Supported employment
  • Transition assistance services

Who is eligible for services?

  • Your related condition must have manifested before age 22.
  • You must meet level of care criteria for placement in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Your income and resources may not exceed specified limits.
  • You cannot be enrolled in another waiver program.

For more information visit: Deaf, Blind & Multiple Services.