Community Centers play a vital role in ensuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) achieve their goals, remain in community, and stay connected with friends and family. Of the 39 Centers, 38 serve as the Local IDD Authorities that provide services, coordinate care, and enroll eligible individuals into appropriate Medicaid programs.

Community Centers serving as Local IDD Authorities act as the front door for essential and cost-effective services supporting people with IDD to live where they choose, engage in community life, and seek and maintain employment. Local IDD Authorities also provide crisis intervention and other safety net services that allow individuals with IDD to remain in community, close to family and friends.

Texas Council leads statewide efforts to implement public policy that:

  • Increase access to home and community-based services
  • Strengthen community capacity to support children and adults with complex and challenging needs
  • Reshape the IDD service system to respond to individual choice and wisely use public resources

More information is available in this IDD one-pager.