Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

Local IDD Authority -ICF/IID Program

The Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ICF/IID) program is a community-based residential service option provided in homes with six or fewer individuals. This ICF/IID program provides similar services provided in an HCS residential home. The services include staff available to assist individuals with identified needs, access to medical care, the opportunity to attend Day Habilitation or similar programs, and participation in community activities.

If you choose to access the ICF/IID residential option, you are able to keep your current placement on interest lists for home and community-based waiver services, such as HCS, Texas Home Living, Community Living Assistance and Support Services, and Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities programs.

For information about the ICF/IID program, please visit: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/intellectual/getservices.html. Information at http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/icf/search/index.cfm allows you to search ICFs/IID homes with vacancies by county, city or zip code. It also lists any special services or areas of expertise.

If you are interested in this residential option, contact us at 940-565-5249. We will assist you in applying for the service. The application process for admission to an ICF/IID involves sharing an individual’s diagnosis and medical and support needs with ICF/IID providers to ensure they have the appropriate services and resources to best meet an individual’s needs.

MR/GR Information

The following information provides a brief description of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) services and supports provided by Denton County MHMR Center. Some of the following services and supports have an interest list, because they are not currently available. If a particular service or support is desired, contact Denton County MHMR Center's MR Intake Coordinator at 940/565-5249.

Eligibility Determination

This service is an assessment to determine eligibility for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) services. The process determines the presence or absence of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Autism, and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. The level of support needed for the individual to function and remain in the community is evaluated. His or her intellectual and adaptive strengths and needs are also evaluated to determine the appropriateness of admission and guide recommendations for services and further assessments.

Service Coordination

This service provides assistance for an individual in accessing medical, social, educational and other appropriate services and supports that will help achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual.

Community Support

This service facilitates access to individualized activities that are consistent with the individual's desired personal goals. Services are provided in the individual's home and at community locations. Supports may include habilitation and activities that foster or facilitate ability to perform functional living skills and activities of daily living, transportation to facilitate employment and participation in the community and activities that help preserve the family unit and prevent or limit out of home placement.

Respite Services

This service provides either planned or emergency relief to the unpaid caregiver on a short term basis when the caregiver is temporarily unavailable. Respite is provided by trained staff and can occur in the individual's home or another location.