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Home and Community Based Services for Individuals
with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:

Your Voice Matters! 

Tenncare and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) have released a Concept Paper about the future of the state's Home and Community Based Services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Community meetings about the Concept Paper were conducted across the state with consumers, their family members, providers and advocates.  To view the Consumer/Family presentation, click here. To view the Provider/Advocate presentation, click here.

These proposed changes are based on extensive input received from stakeholders through in-person meetings with advocacy and provider groups, statewide community meetings with consumers receiving or waiting for services, their family members, providers and advocates, an online survey, and other written comments. The Stakeholder Input Summary shares the recommendations received.

We want to hear from everyone about the proposed plan: what you like, concerns you have, and how it can be improved. TennCare and DIDD will be hosting community meetings in each Grand Region in June to discuss the Concept Paper and gather feedback. Please take time to read the Concept Paper and join us for the meeting in your area. You can find invitations to the meetings and details about how to register here:

If you are unable to attend a meeting, please go to and give us your input there.

We will accept comments on the Concept Paper through 4:30 p.m. CDT June 30, 2014.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!