Self Direction – BHDDH

Populations served: Adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Supports through Rhode Island’s Division of Developmental Disabilities

Self-Directed Supports give you a way to have more choice and control over the services and supports you need to live a full life at home and in the community. With Self-Directed Supports you decide how to spend your Medicaid long-term care dollars in ways that work best for you.

1) Set your own goals

2) Decide your own schedule and activities

3) Choose your own support providers

Next Steps:

  1. Apply to Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) or call 401-462-3421
  2. Already a client of BHDDH/DDD? Contact your Social Worker and tell them you are interested in Self Directed Services. Your Social Worker will then send us a referral.

For more information visit:

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities Self Directed Support Resources