The HCBS/TBI waiver is administered centrally by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) and implemented through Regional Resource Development Centers (RRDC) and Specialists (RRDS) who serve to assure access to services in communities throughout the State.   

The waiver uses Medicaid funding to provide supports and services to assist individuals with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) toward successful inclusion in the community.  Waiver participants may choose to move into the community from a nursing facility.  Others may choose to participate in the waiver to prevent unnecessary institutionalization. 

HCBS/TBI waiver services are available to supplement informal supports; the broad array of local, State and federally funded services, as well as Medicaid State Plan services to assure the health and welfare of the individual in the community.

Among the services provided are:

  • Assistive technology;
  • Community integration counseling;
  • Environmental modifications (E-mod);
  • E-mods for vehicles;
  • Home and community support services;
  • Independent living skills training and development;
  • Behavioral intervention and support;
  • Respite care;
  • Service coordination;
  • Structured day programs;
  • Substance abuse counseling;
  • Waiver transportation.

For more information about Human First’s TBI Waiver Program, please contact the Program Supervisor at 631-321-1101.   

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