Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities

At Vaya Health, we want to build communities where people get the help they need to live the life they choose. We believe in helping people with intellectual/developmental disabilities be a part of the community where they want to live. People with disabilities belong in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and social activities.

About one in six children in the United States has an intellectual/developmental disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These diagnoses – such as cerebral palsy, autism, or Down syndrome – usually last a lifetime.

Vaya supports individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in where they choose to live, how they spend their day, how to be a part of the community, and how to live more independently. Together with members, providers, and partners, we work toward healthy, rewarding lives for all the people we serve.

We serve both children and adults through the NC Innovations Waiver and other services and supports. To learn more or to sign up for the wait list for services, known as the Registry of Unmet Needs, call our Member and Recipient Services line at 1-800-962-9003.

What is NC Innovations?

The NC Innovations Waiver allows individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities to receive services and supports in their own community. This helps people live as independently as possible, rather than in an institution like a developmental center.

What is the Vaya CFAC?

Our Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) is a strong voice at Vaya Health and in the community. The committee includes people who receive mental health, substance use, and intellectual/developmental disability services, as well as their relatives or guardians.