Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services

Descriptions of the most common intellectual and developmental disabilities services for adults and youth. Find extended services definitions at NC Department of Health and Human Services website.

This list is a guide for individuals and families seeking intellectual and developmental disability-related services managed by Partners. The information is simply an overview. It is only intended to give a general idea of commonly used services.

If you need more information about these services, please call our HOPE line at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673). To download a printable version of these services, look for the link on the Resources page.

Adult Services

Here you can view Adult Services listed in alphabetical order or go to Adult 1915 (b)(3) Services.

Adult Developmental Vocational Program (ADVP)

A program focusing on quality of life to help the individual function in his or her community and family. Services may occur in the day or evening. Builds personal and community living skills. Includes building work and social skills, and supported employment.

Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA)

Meeting with a clinician to discuss current and past issues, personal and family life, and strengths and needs. Used to diagnose the individual and create a treatment plan for services and supports.

Crisis Evaluation and Observation

Responds to individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Will assess, stabilize, and refer person to the least restrictive setting or service.

Day Supports

Combines a variety of support services into one service. Assists with self-help, social skills, living skills, and adaptive skills. Intended for people receiving more than one habilitation and supports service out of the home.

Developmental Therapy

Therapy provided outside of an educational setting. Includes one-on-one support and skill building.

Facility-Based Crisis

Short-term treatment in a facility for adults with mental health or substance use issues. Designed to stabilize acute or crisis situations. Intended to help with detox, managing behavior, and coping skills. Treatment is 24 hours a day.

Family Living-Low

Supervised living in a setting meant to mirror daily life and a family setting. Individuals live with a family who provides support services. Family and clinicians determine treatment plan.

Family Living-Moderate

Supervised living in a setting meant to mirror daily life. Individuals live with a family who provides support services. Designed to build daily living and social skills, coping skills, and relationship skills. Trained supervisors and clinicians provide therapy needs.

Group Living-Low

Care provided to five of more individuals in a home-like setting. Supervision is provided by one or more trained adults at all times when clients are in the residence. Staff may reside in the home or rotate. Supervision and therapy only provided during evenings or leisure time. Designed to build daily living, social, and coping and relationship skills. Most therapy occurs off site and in day programs.

Group Living-Moderate

A service in a home-like setting for individuals needing increased levels of supervision and therapy. Supervision is provided by one or more trained adults. Includes individual therapy and rehab designed to enhance off-site day treatment programs. Often for those who do not respond to treatment in their homes. Treatment is 24 hours a day.

Group Living-High

A service in a home-like setting for individuals needing high levels of supervision and therapy 24 hours a day. Supervision is provided by one or more trained adults supported by clinicians. Individual therapy and rehab is coordinated with day treatment programs. Day treatment can be on site or off site. Intended for those who may otherwise need to be in an institution.

Individual Supported Employment

This service helps individuals find and maintain paid employment. Staff works closely with individuals to provide support and skills. Support may occur in the workplace. Designed to help individuals find jobs usually held by non-disabled workers in the community.

Medication Management

Working with a clinician to be sure medications are taken on time, in the proper dose, and with the desired results.

Mobile Crisis

A team that responds to crisis situations in the community. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff will come to a safe meeting location where you are or as close as possible to your chosen location. Law enforcement may come with the team for everyone’s safety. Services should start within two hours of your request. A team member will evaluate the situation, provide immediate services for the individual or family, develop a crisis plan, and arrange for ongoing services.

Outpatient Counseling/Therapy

  • Individual Therapy – Meetings with a clinician to learn skills to deal with problems and symptoms.
  • Family Therapy – Meeting with a clinician to teach the family skills to help deal with issues.
  • Group Therapy – A group of people with similar issues meeting with a clinician. Helpful for those dealing with substance use or social disorders.

Psychological Testing

Finding the cause of issues or symptoms to plan proper treatment.

Supervised Living-Low

A residential service, usually in an apartment. These apartments are the individual’s home and are not licensed facilities. Includes periodic support.

Supervised Living-Moderate

A residential service, usually in an apartment. Includes periodic support for individuals who do not need supervision 24 hours a day. Also intended for individuals who cannot live in a group setting. Includes home visits, telephone support, and counseling. Designed to assist with daily living skills. This service has some living restrictions.

Adult Medicaid 1915(b)(3) Services

Sometimes Partners has funds remaining due to cost savings. Partners calls these B3 services. Partners uses these funds to provide additional services for individuals and families who qualify for Medicaid. Only a limited amount of funding is available for these services. Access to these services is not an entitlement and is not guaranteed.

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Community Guide

Support for creating relationships in the community. Builds social skills, coping skills, and relationship skills. Increases person’s value in the community and family. Assists with the use of natural and community resources. Designed to increase independence.

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Community Transition

Helps adults move from a facility, group home, or foster home to a private living arrangement. This one-time service provides funding for moving, deposits for leases and utilities, home essentials, and cleaning. Individual is responsible for rent and other living expenses. The amount of funding is based on need.

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Respite Care

Provides periodic support and relief to unpaid caregivers. This service enables the primary caregivers to attend scheduled and unscheduled events. A trained professional provides health, nutrition and daily living needs. Respite may include services in and out of the home, and a variety of community activities. This is a planned service and must appear on the Person Centered Plan (PCP).

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Supported Employment

Assists with choosing, acquiring, and maintaining a job for adults. Intended for those who have not achieved or maintained competitive employment. Helps individual find and apply for jobs, develop work skills, and manage finances. Includes long term assistance with maintaining a job.

Youth/Child Services

Here you can view Child Services listed in alphabetical order or go to Child 1915 (b)(3) Services. Child/Youth services are generally for Medicaid-eligible youth ages 3-20, and state/local funding eligible youth ages 3-17. Any different age requirements will be noted in the service definitions.

Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA)

A meeting with a clinician to discuss current and past issues, personal and family life, and strengths and needs. Used to create a treatment plan for services and supports.

Crisis Evaluation and Observation

A service for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Will assess, stabilize and refer person to the least restrictive setting or service.

Developmental Day

A service provided, day or night, in a special licensed child care center. Intended to build motor, social, and cognitive skills. Also designed to meet child care needs for families and to provide family training and support.

Developmental Therapy

Therapy provided outside of an educational setting. Includes one on one support and skill building.

Individual Supported Employment

This service helps individuals find and maintain paid employment. For youth at least 16 years old. Staff works closely with individuals to provide support and skills. Support may occur in the workplace. Designed to help individuals find jobs usually held by non-disabled workers in the community.

Medication Management

Working with a clinician to make sure medications are taken on time, in the proper dose, and with the desired effects.

Mobile Crisis

A team that responds to crisis situations in the community. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff will come to a safe meeting location where you are, or as close as possible to your chosen location. Law enforcement may come with the team for everyone’s safety. Services should start within two hours of your request. A team member will evaluate the situation, provide immediate services for the individual or family, develop a crisis plan, and arrange for ongoing services.

Outpatient Counseling/Therapy

  • Individual Therapy – Meetings with a clinician to learn skills to deal with problems and symptoms.
  • Family Therapy – Meeting with a clinician to teach the family skills to deal with issues.
  • Group Therapy – A group of people with similar issues meeting with a clinician. Helpful for those dealing with substance use or social disorders.

Psychological Testing

Finding the cause of issues or symptoms to plan proper treatment.

Child Medicaid 1915(b)(3) Services

Sometimes Partners has funds remaining due to cost savings. Partners calls these B3 services. Partners uses these funds to provide additional services for individuals and families who qualify for Medicaid. Only a limited amount of funding is available for these services. Access to these services is not an entitlement, and is not guaranteed.

1
Community Guide

Support for creating relationships in the community. Builds social skills, coping skills, and relationship skills. Increases person’s value in the community and family. Assists with the use of natural and community resources. Designed to increase independence.

2
Respite Care

Provides periodic support and relief to unpaid caregivers. This service enables the primary caregivers to attend scheduled and unscheduled events. A trained professional provides health, nutrition and daily living needs. Respite may include services in and out of the home, and a variety of community activities. This is a planned service and must appear on the Person Centered Plan (PCP).

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Supported Employment

Assists individuals 16 or older with choosing, acquiring, and maintaining a job. Intended for those who have not achieved or maintained competitive employment. Helps individual find and apply for jobs, develop work skills, and manage finances. Includes long term assistance with maintaining a job.

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