Intellectual &
Developmental Disabilities


Our goal is to help your loved one with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (IDD) access the services needed to achieve the highest quality of life. Our IDD Services offer an extensive array of supports tailored to the individual’s specific need with the goal of your loved one living in the community in the least restrictive setting possible. Services are provided either through Metrocare directly or through our vast network of private and public partner agencies. 

We are here to connect you and your family members to the help you need and to the provider of your choice! 

If you suspect your child or loved one has a developmental disability, call Metrocare now.

Metrocare is the Local and Intellectual Developmental Disability Authority for Dallas County, which means we serve as the front door to coordinate all publicly funded IDD programs.

Our team will help you get on the Medicaid Waiver List, also known as the “Interest List.” The interest list can provide critical long term supports and funding for your loved one, but the wait can be over a decade long. So don’t wait! Call us today. All we need is your loved ones’ name and birthdate.

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Our LIDDA team determines if a person is eligible for state-supported services, enrolls individuals in programs, and coordinates ongoing services based on their individual needs across an extensive network of providers, public and private.

As an agency, Metrocare also offers certain developmental disability programs for adults and children. Learn more about our provider services from our Centers for Children with Autism and Early Childhood Intervention Services to our vocational training and day habilitation programs at Metrocare’s Career Design & Development Center.

Authority Services

Find out if your loved one qualifies for publicly-funded IDD supports. 

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