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Facts about Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual disabilities are non-curable intellectual impairments which affect the learning ability of an individual. People with an intellectual disability are slow learners and may also be impaired in their social adaptation. Impairment is permanent, but can be compensated through development of the person's full potential.

Fact: There are over 7.1 million Americans with some form of intellectual disability. One in ten families are affected.

Fact: On the average, 3% of the population have a developmental disability.

Fact: There are over 250 known causes of intellectual disabilities, but in one-third of the people affected, the cause remains unknown.

Fact: Intellectual disabilities affect intelligence. Mental illnesses are biologically-based brain disorders. The two are not the same.

ICF-IID Residential Services :
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: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/intellectual/getservices.html. Information at http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/icf/search/index.cfm 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 210-357-0350. 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.

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