Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services & Supports
Service Coordination - This is a service that provides assistance for an individual with an intellectual or developmental disability in accessing medical, social, educational, and other appropriate services and supports that will help an individual achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual.
Community Supports - Community Supports are individualized activities that are consistent with the individual's person-directed plan and provided in the individual's home and at community locations. These supports include:
Habilitation & Support Activities:
Crisis Prevention and Management--linking and assisting the individual and LAR or actively involved person to secure services and supports that will enable them to prevent or manage a crisis;
Monitoring--ensuring that the individual receives needed services, evaluating the effectiveness and adequacy of services, and determining if identified outcomes are meeting the individual's needs and desires as indicated by the individual and LAR or actively involved person;
Assessment--identifying the individual's needs and the services and supports that address those needs as they relate to the nature of the individual's presenting problem and disability; and
Service Planning and Coordination--identifying, arranging, advocating, collaborating with other agencies, and linking for the delivery of outcome-focused services and supports that address the individual's needs and desires as indicated by the individual and LAR or actively involved person.
To be eligible for service coordination, an individual must be a member of the IDD priority population and must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Have two or more documented needs that require services and supports other than service coordination; be in the process of enrolling in:
- the HCS Program; or the ICF/IDD Program;
- be in the process of enrolling in, or currently enrolled in the TxHmL Program;
- be seeking admission to a state MR facility;
- be transitioning from an ICF/IDD, including a state IDD facility, to community-based intellectual & developmental disability services and supports other than another ICF/IDD or a nursing facility licensed in accordance with THSC, Chapter 242; or
- be transitioning from a state IDD facility to community-based intellectual & developmental disability services and supports other than in an ICF/MR or a nursing facility licensed in accordance with THSC, Chapter 242.
Information provided by the Texas Administrative Code: TAC Title 40 Part I, Chapter II, Sub-Chapter L, Service Coordination for Individuals with IDD