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Children Extensive Supports Medicaid Waiver (CES)

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The Children’s Extensive Support Waiver helps children (under 18) and families by providing services and supports that will help children establish a long-term foundation for community inclusion as they grow into adulthood. This program is specifically for children demonstrating a medical or behavioral condition where constant line of supervision is regularly needed to keep the child and others safe. Services include: personal assistance with daily living, respite, community connector services, assistive technology, home modification, and professional services.

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    1. Are less than eighteen years of age

    2. Require a special application process to meet waiver criteria

    3. Have been determined to have a developmental disability which includes developmental delay if under five years of age

    4. Live in the family home

    5. Demonstrate a medical or behavioral condition that is so intense that almost constant line of sight supervision is required to keep the child and others safe

    6. Are determined to meet the Federal Social Security Administration’s definition of disability

    7. As per Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing: Meet the Health First Colorado financial determination for Long-Term Services and Supports eligibility. Financial determination requirements are outlined in the Colorado Code of Regulations 10 CCR 2505-10, Section 8.100.

    8. Meet the intermediate care facility for people with developmental disabilities level of care as outlined in state and federal regulations

    *For more information about Supports, please visit our Helpful Tools section.


    Adaptive Therapeutic Recreational Equipment and Fees

    Assistive Technology

    Community Connector


    Home Accessibility Adaptations

    Homemaker Services

    Massage Therapy

    Movement Therapy

    Parent Education

    Personal Care Services

    Respite Services

    Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies

    Vehicle Adaptations

    Youth Day Service


    *For more information about Services, please visit our Helpful Tools section.