Local intellectual and developmental disability authorities (LIDDAs) serve as the point of entry for publicly funded intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) programs, whether the program is provided by a public or private entity. They:
- provide or contract to provide an array of services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
- are responsible for enrolling eligible individuals into the following Medicaid programs:
- ICF/IID, which includes state supported living centers
- Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
- Texas Home Living (TxHmL); and
- are responsible for Permanency Planning for individuals under 22 years of age who live in an ICF/IID, state supported living center or a residential setting of the HCS Program.
Click here for news, information letters (ILs) & provider letters (PLs).
The LIDDA Performance Contract can be found on the Contracts Awarded by HHS webpage.
Email HHS Open Records to request unredacted copies.
- Explanation of IDD Services & Supports document English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
- Charges for IDD Community Services English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
- LIDDA Monthly Fee Schedule English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
- Money Follows the Person Brochure English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
Become a Certified Authorized Provider to Conduct a DID
LIDDAs can request that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission certify an employee other than a licensed psychologist to conduct a determination of intellectual disability (DID). This can be especially helpful to LIDDAs that are facing an increase in the number of DIDs to be completed with the launch of Community First Choice.