People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who live in a Texas nursing home may have major medical, behavioral, and psychiatric needs that may keep them from living successfully in community settings.

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has secured Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program funding to help individuals who have complex medical and behavioral needs who want to live in community-based settings get the services and supports they need.

Because individuals with complex needs often require more experienced staff, DADS has contracted with 8 local intellectual and developmental disability authorities (LIDDAs) across Texas to provide support to other LIDDAs and community waiver providers in designated service areas.

The 8 contracted LIDDAs have teams that offer educational activities, technical assistance and case review LIDDAs and community IDD waiver providers. The teams will have licensed medical staff, such as physicians, registered nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists,with experience working with people with IDD.

Below are the 8 designated LIDDAs and their coverage area.
Designated LIDDA Covered LIDDA Service Areas
Emergence Health Network MHMR Services for the Concho Valley
Emergence Health Network
Permian Basin Community Centers
West Texas Centers
StarCare Specialty Health System Central Plains Center
StarCare Specialty Health System
Texas Panhandle Centers
MHMR of Tarrant County Betty Hardwick Center
Center for Life Resources
Helen Farabee Centers
Pecan Valley Center for Behavioral and Developmental Healthcare
MHMR of Tarrant County
Metrocare Services ACCESS
Andrews Center
Burke
Community Healthcore
Metrocare Services
Denton County MHMR Center
Lakes Regional Community Center
LifePath Systems
Spindletop Center
Texoma Community Centers
Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC) ATCIC
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley
Central Counties Services
Heart of Texas Region MH & MR Center
Hill Country MHDD Centers Alamo Local Authority for IDD
Camino Real Community Services
Gulf Bend Center
Hill Country MHDD Centers
Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County Border Region Behavioral Health Center
Coastal Plains Community Center
Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
Texana Center The Gulf Coast Center
MHMRA of Harris County
Texana Center
Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare

Click here for a map of the Covered LIDDA Service Areas (PDF). A list of LIDDA contact information and the counties they serve can be found on the Contact HHS webpage.