Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Intellectual and Developmental Services
The focus of our Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Program is to assist individuals and their families in choosing and accessing quality services and supports that best meet their needs and requests. Our IDD Program accomplishes this by offering an extensive array of services and supports either provided through Gulf Bend Center or through a network of private and public agencies and organizations.
Developmental disability services at Gulf Bend Center require an intake appointment at which time the individual’s history, diagnoses and needs are evaluated.
The parent, legal guardian, primary caregiver or individual may request services or more information by calling the Center at 361.575.0611. A staff member will gather basic information about the individual, explain the intake process and schedule an initial appointment.
Service Coordination/Community Referrals: Connections to local resources to provide ongoing care and services that provides assistance for an individual in accessing medical, social, educational, and other appropriate services and supports that will help the individual achieve a quality of life and community participation acceptable to the individual.
Community Support: Community supports are individualized activities that are consistent with the individual’s person-directed plan and provided in the individual’s home and at community locations. Supports include:
- Activities for the individual’s family that help preserve the family unit and prevent or limit out-of-home placement of the individual.
- Transportation for the individual between home and the individual’s community employment site or day habilitation site; and transportation to facilitate the individual’s employment opportunities and participation in community activities.
Please click on the links below for information on other programs offereded under Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services:
Community First Choice
IDD Crisis Intervention Services