In April 2021, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disability Services (DDS) launched a statewide initiative to improve access to home- and community-based services (HCBS) for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In support of this initiative, Liberty of Oklahoma was selected to implement a waitlist management, assessment, and navigation services program. Learn more about how Oklahoma DDS and Liberty of Oklahoma partnered to eliminate the waitlist for those applying for HCBS and enable Oklahoma to become a no-wait state.
Make Change Happen
For more than 35 years, Liberty Healthcare Corporation has provided programs that deliver diverse services and supports for adults and children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. During that time, we have been at the forefront of the revolutionary changes that have re-defined this field.
Oklahoma Waitlist Management, Assessment, and Navigation Services
What Does a Waitlist Specialist Do?
Meet Toby, one of our Waitlist Specialists with cerebral palsy, as she explains what this job means to her and how she helps others with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Additional Liberty Programs and Services
Home and Community-Based Services Quality Initiatives: Liberty has extensive experience designing, developing, and managing large statewide quality programs in support of meaningful outcomes for individuals with I/DD.
Independent Assessment Services: Liberty offers high-quality, independent assessments and related services for individuals throughout their lifespan to determine programmatic eligibility and appropriate level of care based on individualized service needs.
Enhanced Clinical Programs and Services: Liberty’s enhanced clinical programs and services are designed to support full participation within the community for individuals with I/DD who have the most challenging needs (e.g., forensic involvement, serious mental illness).
““[My daughter] would look at me with an expression that cut through my heart. Her eyes begged for relief. If I tried to hold her, she would wail like a caged animal. I sat and cried constantly. I was her mother and could not find help for my child… Liberty helped our daughter when it appeared that there was no hope. I am so thankful for them.”
Parent, Greer Client
“Liberty was instrumental in developing and refining tools to have them better align with department objectives, administrative code, the State’s Medicaid Waiver assurances, and best practices within the disability services industry … I have been directly involved in the oversight of Liberty’s contractual performance for the past two years. During this time, I have found their staff to be cooperative, professional, responsive to specific requests, flexible in meeting ever-evolving standards, and always able to back up their findings and recommendations with original source data.”
State Division of Aging – Quality Assurance/Improvement
“Liberty Healthcare’s strong performance has not only allowed us to achieve our objectives but to exceed them. The program has become the keystone support for the state’s most challenging individuals with I/DD … Under Liberty’s operation, the program has successfully passed every survey conducted by the Department of Health. Liberty Healthcare’s operation has been an unqualified success.”
State Department of Human Services – Developmental Disabilities Services