Local Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Authority (LIDDA) Services
Authority Services include 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 include:
Intake and Screening
This is the central point of entry for all Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services. This is where the initial screening for eligibility begins and where information is provided about all service options available in the Center, community and state.
This assessment determines whether a person has an intellectual or developmental disability, and whether a person is a member of the priority population for developmental disabilities services.
Enrollments into General Revenue, Home and Community Services (HCS), and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) are completed by Authority Services staff. Additionally, staff is responsible for facilitating enrollments into State Supported Living Centers (SSLC) and for providing information about private ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities) programs, when individuals indicate a preference for these services. When individuals are recommended for enrollment in a Medicaid HCS or ICF/IID program upon discharge from a state hospital. SSLC or nursing facility, Authority Services staff facilitates the transfer and completes the enrollment into the HCS or referral to ICF/IID program chosen by the individual or family.
This service makes available assistance to an individual in accessing training, treatment, medical, social, educational and other services and support, which are necessary for the individual to live successfully in a community setting. This service is further defined by the program that the individual participates in and the individual’s place of residence. Service Coordination is provided to participants in Home and Community Based Services Medicaid Waiver program, the Texas Home Living Medicaid program, and General Revenue funded services. Service Coordination is provided to eligible individuals who live in the community (own home, family home, host home or group home), in State Supported Living Centers, and Nursing Facilities.
Community Access: CLOIP, PASRR, and Continuity of Care
Individuals who live in a nursing facility are evaluated to determine their eligibility for specialized IDD Services, to include service coordination to assist with transition to a community living setting. Individuals who live at San Angelo State Supported Living Center are provided information and educational opportunities to learn about their options for moving to a community setting. Individuals who leave a nursing facility or state supported living center to reside in the community receive intensive supports to facilitate a successful transition to their new living environment.
Home and Community–Based Care Services (HCS) Interest List
The state has federal authority to limit the number of persons served in the HCS Medicaid Waiver program. The number of requests is greater than the number of available program “slots,” creating an Interest List of persons requesting the HCS Waiver when funds become available. For persons residing in one of MHMR Services for the Concho Valley’s counties, Authority Services is responsible for the addition of a person to the Interest List and also for contacting each individual on the local HCS Interest List on a biennial basis to ascertain his or her continued interest in HCS services.
Transition Services in Schools
Transition Services assist individuals approaching 22 years of age as they move from receiving services through a school district to receiving services from MHMR Services for the Concho Valley or other community-based programs. The Service Coordinator (Authority Services) works with school districts to participate in the student’s annual Transition – Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Meetings held at the schools. Information about all service options is shared annually with all school districts, and when requested at the Transition ARD Meetings.
Permanency Planning is a philosophy and planning process that focuses on obtaining family support for children and young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and facilitating permanent living arrangements for them in natural home environments. Authority Services manages the completion of the planning process, documentation and reporting for all individuals under age 22 residing in institutional settings (public and private) in the center’s service area.
For more information about services, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 325-658-7750.