Family Supports Program

Cuyahoga DD recognizes and appreciates families' vital support for people with developmental disabilities. Using a portion of our local tax levy revenue to help families in this caregiving role by providing funding for goods and services through our Family Supports Program remains a priority. The Family Supports Program has been expanded to include individuals who are eligible for Cuyahoga DD services who live at home or on their own. 

2023 Family Supports Application: Please complete the 2023 application if you are already enrolled in the Family Supports Program or if this is your first time enrolling. 

Apply for the 2023 Family Supports Program

For more information

Family Supports Program one-page flyer: English or Spanish

Family Supports Program guidelines: English or Spanish

Family Supports Program Frequently Asked Questions

For questions about the Family Supports Program, call 216-736-2947.


Eligibility for the Family Supports Program

The Family Supports Program is only available to persons eligible for Cuyahoga DD services who may live with family or on their own.

The following individuals are not eligible for the Family Supports Program:

  • People who are enrolled on a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver* (Level 1, Individual Options, or Self- Empowered Life Funding);
  • People who live in an intermediate care facility (ICF); or
  • People who live in foster care.

*If you have a Support Administrator, please contact him/her. You may be eligible for similar services.

Annual funding allotments

People age 18 and older eligible for Cuyahoga DD services = $1,500 per person
Children age 17 and younger eligible for Cuyahoga DD services = $750-$1,500 per person


Camp Guidelines

Camp Authorization Form

2023 Summer and Beyond Online Directory

Requesting Equipment

Exciting news! Cuyahoga DD Family Supports Program equipment requests will now be made through a simplified form online.  Your occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech and language pathologist or physician can complete the equipment request form below. 

Equipment Request Form

For families' and therapists' questions regarding requesting equipment - click on the videos below.

People who benefited from the Family Supports Program


Alonzo at the Children's Museum

Alonzo at the Children's Museum


Rosie with "nugget" equipment

Rosie with "nugget" equipment