Quick Guide to PDD

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Who can get help from PDD?

To be eligible for PDD, a person must be an adult (18 or older) and meet these three criteria:

  1. The individual must have a “significant limitation in intellectual capacity.” This means an IQ score of 70 or below.
  2. The individual must have a “significant limitation in adaptive skills.” This means the individual needs help with daily living activities like making food. PDD measures this by checking whether the person needs help with six or more out of 24 typical skills.
  3. The individual must have had both of these two limitations before he or she turned 18.

For more detailed information about these eligibility criteria, see the Developmental Disabilities Guidelines.

How does it work?

PDD services are provided by service providers in the community. PDD service providers are agencies that specialize in helping people with disabilities. PDD gives these agencies money to pay for the staff supports that individuals need.  Services provided by an agency are part of an individualized service plan.

PDD services can also be provided through a Family Managed Services agreement. With Family Managed Services, an individual with a developmental disability, their family, or a close friend can directly hire staff or a service provider that has been approved by the PDD program. For more information on this, visit our Family Managed Services section.

How do I get help from PDD?

To apply for funding through the PDD Program, please click on the myAlbertasupports link to complete an application for the PDD program. Once we receive your form, someone from the PDD Program will contact you as soon as possible to talk to you about how we can help you. If you need help filling out this form, call 1-877-644-9992 (your call is free if you are in Alberta).

Modified: 2016-06-03
PID: 15029