is Intellectual Disability?
Intellectual Disability is characterized by:
- Below average intellectual functioning
- Significant deficit in adaptive behavioral skills
in the areas of communication, self-care, home living, self-direction,
social skills, use of community resources, functional academic skills,
work, leisure and health
- Onset prior to 18 years of age
Who is eligible to
receive Intellectual Disability services?
StarCare provides services for people with
a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability based on the following three
- The person must have an IQ level of 69 or below
or a related condition, and
- The person's Adaptive Behavior Level (ABL) must
be significantly below the norm, and
- The onset of the condition must have occurred
between birth and 18 years
There are some individuals who may meet only two out
of three of the above mentioned criteria. Those persons would
not have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability, but may be eligible
for other services through StarCare Specialty Health System.
In what ways can StarCare
Specialty Health System help?
StarCare Specialty Health System manages a
network of residential and support services for people with Intellectual
Disability. All individuals found eligible for services will be
given a choice of providers, and be assisted by a service coordinator
to develop a plan for services.