MAPS

MAPs Interest Survey

MAPs is a new program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to learn how to live and work more independently. MAPs services give people in the program the tools, technology, and support they need to find and maintain employment, learn independent living skills, get to know their neighborhoods and find hobbies that interest them.

Enrollment for the MAPs program will focus on:

  • High school students during the three years leading up to their graduation, whether they are planning to graduate at 18 or 22
  • Young adults who have recently left the school system
  • People who are waiting for Employment and Community First CHOICES

In preparation for the start of our new program, we are eager to hear from people who might be interested in enrolling in MAPs. Below is a link to a short survey that we encourage interested persons and families to fill out by June 30, 2022

This survey will help us learn more about who wants to apply for MAPs, where they live, and where they want to utilize these supports. The feedback provided will help us prepare a plan and timeframe for open enrollment rollout in different areas of the state. Completing this survey does not enroll you into the program or guarantee enrollment. 

Click the following link to take the survey: https://stateoftennessee-cvlyz.formstack.com/forms/maps_pre_enrollment_member_interest_survey

To learn more about how your medical information might be used and disclosed, please review our Privacy Practices brochure found at the following link: Privacy_Practices_Brochure.pdf (dropbox.com)

Medicaid Alternative Pathways to Independence (MAPs)

MAPs is a program that will set people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a path to learn skills to help them work, live independently, learn about their neighborhoods, and find hobbies that interest them. The services in this program will help persons supported effectively identify community interests and resources by building their own Virtual Community Resource Map (VCRM), assist in establishing true and meaningful community networks and develop independent living skills through supports such as technology-enhanced and smart home living skills, community transportation, peer mentoring, and an array of employment services.  

Who is eligible for MAPs?

MAPs has funding to serve up to 1,250 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities either exiting the school system or who have recently exited and may be waiting for traditional waiver services.

What will the program provide?

The MAPs program will provide services that encourage sustainable independence and focus on:

  • Identifying people and places in their local communities that share like interests or align with their future goals
  • Learning to harness the power of accessible and affordable technologies to foster their own functional independence
  • How to navigate and travel independently in their community and how to build natural support networks
  • Independent living skills

Participants will receive an annual cap of $20,000 for up to 3 years while enrolled in the program.

When will enrollment begin?

Although the program still requires budget approval by the Tennessee General Assembly, DIDD and TennCare anticipate enrollment to begin in Fall 2022.

How will services be provided?

MAPs will consist of network providers of I/DD services who demonstrate a commitment to building pathways to independence for persons supported. Preferred providers will have accreditation or organizational qualifiers in Technology First (SHIFT Accreditation), Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), Employment 1st, and Person-Centered Organizations. 

Contact Information

Jason "Jay" Camperlino
Youth Transitions Director - MAPS
Jason.Camperlino@tn.gov