What is CDCS?

Consumer Directed Community Support (CDCS) is a support option for both children and adults with disabilities and the elderly who have an approved waiver or Alternative Care program. This option offers participants a person centered approach allowing more flexibility and responsibility for directing and tailoring their own services and supports, including hiring and managing their staff.

The participant directs their assigned resource allocation within the established state, federal, and county approved parameters and guidelines.

The CDCS option places increased responsibility on the participant and their support team. The participant and their support team must document in the Community Support Plan (CSP) how CDCS will enable the participant to live an inclusive life in their community, build a practical network of support, and work on specific goals and outcomes based upon documented needs in the annual assessment.