Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services
MHMR Services for the Concho Valley manages services for people with an intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through contracts with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). For our seven counties, the state of Texas delegates two separate and distinct functions to MHMR Services for the Concho Valley for IDD services. First, MHMR Services for the Concho Valley is designated as the Local Intellectual Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA) with responsibilities for planning and developing services, determining eligibility, and helping people access services they need. These are the responsibilities of the Center’s Authority Services Division (LIDDA). Second, MHMR Services for the Concho Valley is designated as the Public Provider with responsibilities for ensuring that people receive the service that they need most to live successfully in their home community. These are the responsibilities of the Center’s IDD Provider Services Division.
Eligibility for Services
A resident of one of the seven counties served (Coke, Concho, Crocket, Irion, Reagan, Tom Green, and Sterling) who meet one of the following:
• A person with a diagnosis of intellectual disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder)
• A person with a diagnosis of developmental disability (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
• A child receiving Early Childhood Intervention services
• A person living in a nursing facility who is eligible for specialized services for IDD
What is an intellectual disability?
An intellectual disability is a condition evident during childhood and that is expected to be lifelong, requiring ongoing services. An intellectual disability is characterized by
• Deficits in general mental abilities
• Impairment in adaptive function for the person’s age and socio-cultural background
• An onset before age 18 (the developmental period) of all symptoms
What is a developmental disability?
A developmental disability is a condition evident by a common set of behaviors exhibited during childhood. These conditions are now classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disabilities (DSM-V) as Autism Spectrum Disabilities (ASD), and include the following diagnoses: Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (NOS), Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and Rett’s Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disabilities are characterized by:
• Persistent deficits in social communication and social interactions
• Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors, interests or activities
• Symptoms present in early childhood
• Symptoms causing clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important
areas of current functioning
• Symptoms not better explained by intellectual disability