Please, please, please do not make parents of minors go through an agency to be a paid attendants. This should remain consumer directed!!! My child just recently started under the ccc+ waiver and she is 6 years old. Despite having Down Syndrome, we had such a battle to receive benefits in the first place. I have been "on duty" 24/7 she was born. I cannot hold a regular job due to her needs so the 30 hours per week that I now receive payment for has made a huge difference in our lives. Every day parents of children with special needs have to fight for rights. Please do not put another obstacle before us!!