State Medicaid Senior & Disability Services

State of Alaska Medicaid Senior & Disabilities Services Waiver Services

The Community Developmental Disabilities Grant at Tanana Chiefs Conference ended September 30, 2018.  Please call the State of Alaska, Senior & Disabilities Services (SDS) at 1-800-770-1672 for more information.

SDS provides medicaid waiver services to children & adults who have been diagnosed with an intellectual developmental disability (IDD) and who reside in urban and rural remote Villages.

An IDD is a severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment (or a combination thereof), is manifested before the age of 22, is likely to continue indefinitely, and results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:

  • Self-Care
  • Receptive & expressive language
  • Learning
  • Mobility
  • Self-Direction
  • Economic self-sufficiency

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Once your child or adult with IDD is found eligible by the State of Alaska SDS Program, they will be placed on a Developmental Disability Registry & Review (DDRR).  When individuals are chosen for a medicaid waiver, families will be asked to choose a Care Coordinator, who will help with developing a Plan of Care and arranging for direct care services.  

IDD Home Community Based Medicaid Waivers and Individual Support Waivers (ISW) provide a variety of habilitative and non-habilitative services to individuals with IDD.  Services include Family Directed Respite Care (at TCC) for families who are primary caregivers who need a break from the constant care of a child or adult with intellectual developmental disabilities.  Other direct care services available are Day Habilitation, In-Home Support and Supported Living. 

Becoming an Approved Family Directed Respite Provider at TCC

  • Please call the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Manager at x3232 for information BEFORE applying for direct care services.
  • Families may refer a candidate to apply at Tanana Chiefs Conference if their child or adult with IDD has a Care Coordinator.
  • Families choose the person they want as their respite care provider.  The families hire, train, and manage their own providers.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • All Family Directed Respite Care forms are available at TCC Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program, 5th Floor Chief Peter John Tribal Building.
  • Provider Contract completed and signed by the parent(s) and provider
  • We require all potential providers to provide a State criminal background check and Indian Child Protection Act (ICPA) clearance.

Becoming an Approved Direct Care Service Provider at TCC

  • Families may refer a candidate to apply at Tanana Chiefs Conference if their child or adult with IDD has a Care Coordinator.
  • Applicant must be 18 years of age.
  • All application forms are available at TCC Human Resources 2nd Floor Chief Peter John Tribal Building or on-line at www.tananachiefs.org  
  • We require all applicants to provide a State criminal background check, tuberculosis test, and Indian Child Protection Act (ICPA) clearance.

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Contacts for SDS & Interior Intakes

Anchorage Office
550 W. 8th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501-3574
Tel: (907) 269-3666
Fax: (907) 269-3639<
Toll Free: 1-800-478-9996

Fairbanks Office
751 Old Richardson Highway, Suite 100-A
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Tel: (907) 451-5045
Fax: (907) 451-5046
Toll Free: 1-800-770-1672

Short Term Assistance & Referral (STAR)
Angela McArdle, Coordinator
805 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Tel: (907) 456-8901
Fax: (907) 452-5171