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Intellectual Disability Services

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Available Services

  • Case Management
    Case managers are responsible for coordinating services that are both internal to the Center as well as services offered by other agencies and organizations within the community. Case management is also designed to provide oversight and monitoring in order to ensure that services are effectively meeting the individualís needs.
  • Day Habilitation (Workshop, Day Activities, Adult Basic Education)
    Day Habilitation services are designed to develop skills for people in the areas of self-help skills, social skills and other skills needed to successfully participate in both home and community activities.
  • Employment:  Job Development
    Job Development services assist individuals in finding a job of their choice in the community workforce.
  • Employment:  Job Coaching/Individual Competitive Employment
    Job Coaching/Individual Competitive Employment services and supports are provided to people who currently have a job in the community, and assist them in maintaining their employment.
  • Employment
    Employment Services include services to help consumers prepare for employment in the community. These services may include sheltered workshops, industrial areas and work crews.
  • Money Management Training
    Money Management Training training prepares a person to manage his or her own finances, such as budgeting and check writing.
  • Nursing
    Registered nurses provide medical support and follow-up for people who are in need of assistance due to a physical condition or mental health related issues.
  • Psychology
    Psychological services include assessments and the development and monitoring of behavior management plans.
  • Residential:  Foster/Companion Care
    Residential: Foster/Companion Care services offer individuals direct personal assistance with daily living activities such as grooming, eating, bathing, dressing and personal hygiene.  Services also include support with independent living skills such as planning and preparing meals, transportation, housekeeping and medication assistance.
  • Residential:  Intermediate Care Facility-Intellectual Disability
    The Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability (ICF/IID) program is a community-based residential service option provided in homes with six or fewer individuals. This ICF/IID program provides similar services provided in an HCS residential home. The services include staff available to assist individuals with identified needs, access to medical care, the opportunity to attend Day Habilitation or similar programs, and participation in community activities.
    If you choose to access the ICF/IID residential option, you are able to keep your current placement on interest lists for home and community-based waiver services, such as HCS, Texas Home Living, Community Living Assistance and Support Services, and Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities programs.
    For information about the ICF/IID program, please visit: Information at allows you to search ICFs/IID homes with vacancies by county, city or zip code. It also lists any special services or areas of expertise.
    If you are interested in this residential option, contact us at 806-740-1421. We will assist you in applying for the service. The application process for admission to an ICF/IID involves sharing an individualís diagnosis and medical and support needs with ICF/IID providers to ensure they have the appropriate services and resources to best meet an individualís needs.
  • Residential:  Residential Support Services
    Residential Support Services offer people direct personal assistance with daily living activities such as grooming, eating, bathing, personal hygiene, meal planning and preparation, transportation, housekeeping and medication assistance. Additionally, the services include activities which help people become involved in community, social and leisure activities. Residential Support Services are designed to accommodate four people in each home. Awake staff are on duty 24 hours a day.
  • Residential:  Supervised Family Living
    Supervised Family Living provides assistance similar to Residential Support Services. Supervised Family Living homes are designed to accommodate three people in each home.
  • Respite:  In-Home and Out-of-Home
    24-hour in-home and out-of-home respite services provide temporary relief for the primary caregiver. In-home respite is provided in the individual's home. Out-of-home respite takes place in a facility group setting.
  • Supported Home Living
    Supported Home Living is provided for people living in their own home and/or with family members.  This service may include training and support necessary for the person to complete personal care and independent living tasks. Supported Home Living also helps develop and improve community living skills.

All services are based on the individual's needs and choices, and are structured to help the person manage their illness, encouraging independent and productive lives.

In what areas are these services available?
Services are available to anyone living within our 5-county service area (Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Crosby) who meets eligibility guidelines for receiving Intellectual Disability services through the Department of Aging and Disability Services system.  Services are available without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

How are these services paid for?
StarCare Specialty Health System accepts Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and most forms of private health insurance.  For persons who are not eligible for health coverage, fees are assessed on the basis of proof of the individual's (or in some cases the family's) complete income, with no one denied services due to an inability to pay. 

How can someone receive help or learn more about Adult Intellectual Disability Services?
If you would like to find out more about how to access services for an adult with Intellectual Disability, please call Triage/Assessment at (806) 740-1421.  We will be happy to discuss available services and arrange an initial appointment to begin the evaluation process, if appropriate. 


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