On November 1, 2022, the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) began accepting consumer applications to participate in the Medicaid Alternative Pathways to Independence (MAPs) program. DIDD has funding for 1,250 people statewide to participate in the MAPs program; the per-person budget is up to $20,000 annually. MAPs is an alternative to Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS).
The MAPs program provides people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) with opportunities to learn skills to help them work and live independently. The program is intended to supplement services provided through local school systems . . .