On September 1, 2021, Liberty of Oklahoma began assessments to eliminate the waiting list for developmental disability home and community-based services (HCBS). OK DHS created the new service due to the increasing waitlist of over 5,800 people and wait time of 13 years.
Under this contract, Liberty will:
- Implement and use a standardized assessment tool and case management system to assess everyone on the HCBS Waiver waiting list.
- Connect individuals to community resources and other federal and state entitlement programs while they await services.
- Develop strategies for waitlist management, assessment, and navigation that emphasize positive approaches aimed at skill enhancement.
This new service will be Liberty’s third contract for I/DD support in Oklahoma, following the Robert M. Greer Center and Laura Children’s Dester Children’s Center.