Governor’s Transitioning Youth Initiative (GTYI) & Developmental Disabilities Administration 2009. Objectives. Participants will increase their knowledge about; Governor’s Transitioning Youth Initiative DDA Eligibility Employment First! DDA Employment and Day Services.
2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the Governor’s Transitioning Youth Initiative (GTYI)!
* The person is eligible to receive “Day” services only.
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
* Note: children who are currently receiving services through various waivers, i.e., autism waiver, are not automatically eligible to receive DDA services. They must be determined eligible and funding must be available.
Determination of Eligibility
“Developmental Disability,” and
“Support Services – only.”
“Developmental Disability”, means a severe chronic disability of an individual that:
“Support Services – Only” means an individual that has a severe chronic disability that is:
(a) Attributable to a physical or mental impairment other than a sole diagnosis of mental illness, or to a combination of mental and physical impairments; and
(b) Likely to continue indefinitely.
*People in this eligibility category:
DDA services are;
We need to ensure that individuals with disabilities move successfully from the role of student to the role of citizen and worker.