I represent families to secure benefits from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). For individuals with intellectual disabilities, and their families, receipt of benefits from DDS is an important part of ensuring participation in the community and workplace. Obtaining services and contesting disagreements about allocations of funding and/or services can become complex and daunting. I help families navigate this process to secure services appropriate to the needs of individuals with intellectual disability.
Representation may include:
- Representation in administrative hearings to appeal the denial of eligibility for DDS services;
- Assistance with obtaining services for children (aged 8 to 21) under the DDS Behavioral Services Program;
- Representation in Programmatic Administrative Review (PAR) meetings; and
- Representation in administrative hearings to contest DDS category assignments for residential placement.