What is an Intellectual and Developmental Disability?
An intellectual disability is characterized by limitations in intellectual functioning and difficulties in a variety of everyday social and practical skills. A developmental disability is attributed to a cognitive or physical impairment that results in limitations in areas such as self-care, language, and mobility. The term IDD covers a broad range of disorders and syndromes, many of which are misunderstood by the general public.
IDD Authority and IDD Provider
Lakes Regional Community Center is devoted to providing the most exceptional care for individuals diagnosed with an Intellectual Developmental Disability.
Authority Services handles intake and admissions services, which includes determining a person’s eligibility for services, enrolling a person into programs, and coordinating on-going services for a person. Other important responsibilities include placing individuals on the Home and Community-Based Services Interest List, helping students transitioning from school services to community-based services, and aiding families who request residential services for children and adults. Authority services also include Intake/Screening, Eligibility Determination, Enrollment and Service Coordination
Provider Services handles specialized programs for Adults and Children. These are programs and services to eligible individuals in the community, determined by the Authority. These services are intended to provide individuals the skills and supports to be able to continue to live in the least restrictive setting in the community and to function to their fullest potential. The goal of our IDD Provider Team is to provide timely and individualized specialized services to individuals and their families, targeting a decrease in crisis behavior and an increase in enhancing the individuals’ quality of life in the process. We strive to stabilize an individual and remove the risk for out-of-home treatment or placement.
How Lakes Regional can help?
Looking for services for someone with intellectual disabilities? Lakes Regional is here to help you and your loved ones.
The focus of our IDD Program is to assist individuals and their families in choosing and accessing quality and cost-efficient services and supports that best meet their needs and requests. Our IDD Program accomplishes this by offering an extensive array of services and supports either provided through Lakes Regional or through a network of private and public agencies and organizations.
Our mission is to ensure access to services and supports that enrich the lives of the individuals and families we serve. Lakes Regional Community offers an array of IDD services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages in Camp, Delta, Ellis, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Navarro, Rockwall, and Titus counties.
Please feel free to browse our website to learn more about our agency and the services we provide.
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals
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 a 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 ICD/IIF 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 programs, 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, please click on our "How to Get Started" button to find the contact for your county. 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.