How do families apply for a SEDW?

Application for the SEDW is made through the PIHP/ OCHN, Access department. The SEDW is intended to be short-term (1 year). Individuals who meet all eligibility criteria are submitted to MDHHS for approval. An annual recertification process to assure ongoing eligibility is required.

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1. What is a Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (SEDW)?
2. What are the criteria to receive a SEDW?
3. What screening tools are used to diagnose a SED and determine SEDW eligibility?
4. Who oversees SED waivers?
5. How do families apply for a SEDW?
6. Who is responsible for SEDW service coordination?
7. How are a child’s service needs determined?
8. Can individuals continue to receive SEDW services after the age of 18?