Intellectual Disabilities

Introduction

Intellectual Disability (ID) Services focus on the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities, formerly known as mental retardation. ID

Individuals are considered to have ID if they meet the following criteria:

  • Intellectual functioning level (IQ) is below 70
  • Significant limitations exist in two or more adaptive skill areas
  • The condition is present from childhood (defined as age 18 or less)

Support Coordination Services

ID_SCIntellectual Disabilities (ID) Support Coordination Services are tailored to assist individuals and their family members in accessing needed services that are responsive to the individual's needs. Services are available to ages three and above.

Coordinators

Support Coordinators provide the following services in this program: 

  • Identifying and reaching out to potential consumers assessing needs and planning services
  • Linking the individual to services and supports
  • Assisting the person directly to locate, develop or obtain needed services and resources
  • Coordinating services with other Community Services Boards
  • Enhancing community integration
  • Making collateral contacts
  • Monitoring service delivery
  • Advocating for individuals in response to their changing needs
  • Assuring service authorization of Medicaid Waiver services