Unfortunately, Kansas has about a 9 year wait for services.

Even though waiver programs are federally and state funded, the state gets to manage those funds. The level of funding available is dependent on several factors such as: cost effectiveness of the program, the overall number of people requesting waivered services, and state budgets and legislative priorities.

Establishing placement on the waiting list communicates the need and assists in the future planning for those services.

Another factor to consider is the IDD waiver is typically a lifelong waiver, meaning once you are found eligible you are likely going to remain eligible for the duration of your life.  

You can get on the waiting list as early as age 5, and so it is recommended that you do so as early as possible.