Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA)

The Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA) serves 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.

The LIDDA:

  • Provides or contracts to provide an array of services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • Is 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)
  • Is responsible for Permanency Planning for consumers under 22 years of age who live in an ICF/IID, state supported living center or a residential setting of the HCS Program.


For more information, please visit the LIDDA website.

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