Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services: Intellectual disAbility Services information provided by: Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Created under the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Mental Retardation Act of 1966, IDS is responsible for planning, administering, monitoring, and coordinating services for people with intellectual disabilities. IDS created a centralized registration unit in September 2003 that serves as the citywide point of entry for individuals three and above who are likely to meet the criteria for intellectual disabilities services. In addition to its administrative responsibilities, IDS also has direct responsibility for the provision of court-ordered supports coordination for 500 individuals living in the community who are Embreeville and Pennhurst class members. In addition, there are another 900 people who are registered and receive supports coordination through Philadelphia County and receive residential support through private and public Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF/MR), typically in larger, more institutional type facilities.
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Record last updated: Mar 26 2012 3:05PM
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  • 701 Market St., 5th Floor, Suite 5200
    Philadelphia, PA
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