MFTD Waiver Families

Support for families of children in the Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent Waiver

Welcome to MFTD Waiver Families!

This website is your source for information about the MFTD Waiver from families who have participated in the program nearly from its inception. If you are new to the program, check out our About Page, learn how to Apply, and find out if your child will likely qualify.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the program and support from other families in the MFTD Waiver.

Read below for updates on Advocacy issues related to the MFTD Waiver.

Recent News

Managed Care Update

We are continuing to advocate to keep kids who are medically fragile and technology dependent out of managed care. We have found an amazing ally in Representative Fred Crespo, who filed a bill in the state House of Representatives to exempt MFTD kids from managed care. The bill is currently in committee. 

You can view the bill here.

Thank you, Rep. Crespo!

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Testimony to House Committee on Medicaid Managed Care

One of our members spoke today to the House Appropriations-Human Services Committee on the potential effect of Medicaid managed care on children in the MFTD Waiver. You can read the testimony below or download it here.

Statement on Medicaid Managed Care for Children who ar…

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ICAAP Issues "Concerns" over Managed Care for MFTD Children

We greatly appreciate the following letter, written by Illinois' branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), that lists out a variety of concerns regarding placing children in the MFTD Waiver into Managed Care. You can read the letter here.

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Contact Us

Visit us on Facebook!

We have a public page on Facebook and a private group for families. 

Save the Waiver FB Page

Email us to join the private Facebook group