Intellectual & Development Disabilities (IDD) Services

What are IDD Services?
• Support services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families in their homes or in community settings.

What are some examples of services?
• Respite – provides relief to a caregiver
• Companion – provides supervision to an adult with a disability
• In-Home and Community Supports – assists with skill development/maintenance
• Residential supports, day options, employment, transportation, and more

How are services funded?
• Services are funded by Federal Medicaid Waivers, state, and county dollars depending on availability of funds.

Who is eligible?
• Individuals 3 years of age and older residing in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties who meet criteria below:

  • Have an Intellectual Disability as documented on a standard intelligence test OR have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder from a qualified professional documented in a diagnostic tool.
  • Have adaptive functioning deficits in several areas of major life activities.
  • Documentation that the onset of Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder occurred prior to 22 years of age.

How to apply?
• Contact the Independent Eligibility Team (IET) which will assist you in gathering documentation needed to determine eligibility for services.

570-558-5486  or Toll Free 1-877-315-6855

Click here for more info on the IET