You may not need to apply. The regional center usually identifies people eligible for the DD Waiver. The regional center does this because the federal government will pay for half of your DD Waiver services. This frees up money for the state.
But, if your regional center does not identify you for the DD Waiver, you may apply on your own. Make sure there is a service covered under the DD waiver in your IPP. Examples of waiver services are respite or a medical alert bracelet. See Question 25 for more waiver services.
Send a letter to your regional center asking to be identified as eligible for the DD Waiver for the services you need. And, make sure the DD Waiver services you need are included in your IPP. See Chapter 4. The regional center will send you a letter to let you know if you are eligible for DD Waiver services.