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Self-Directed Services

Resources on this page provide a thorough overview of beneficiary-directed services, which are known as Individual and Family Directed Services (IFDS).

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The NC Innovations waiver offers beneficiaries both agency-directed and beneficiary-directed supports options. Beneficiary-directed services are known as Individual and Family Directed Services (IFDS). Two options for IFDS under the Innovations waiver are Employer of Record and Agency With Choice.
At Alliance the orientation to IFDS is conducted as part of the annual ISP planning process by Care Management.

The following services can be self-directed:

  • Community Living and Supports
  • Community Networking
  • Individual Goods and Services (in conjunction with at least one other self-directed service)
  • Natural Supports Education
  • Respite
  • Supported Employment
  • Supported Living

Please review Alliance’s Updated IFDS Manual along with Alliance’s IFDS Training PPT to learn more about Self Directed Supports.

IFDS Manual

IFDS Provider Training Presentation

This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 08/01/2022