IDD Community Supports


At Metrocare, we believe every individual can reach their fullest potential and are committed to ensuring individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) have the support needed throughout every age and stage of life. As well as being the Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority for Dallas County, Metrocare is also a provider of direct IDD services, ranging from day habilitation and crisis services to supported employment. Metrocare is also uniquely qualified to serve individuals with a co-occurring developmental disability and mental illness.

Does your loved one need support?

Metrocare is here to wraparound your entire family and your loved one throughout every stage. Call 214-333-7000 now if your loved one’s in crisis.


Metrocare’s Crisis Intervention Team meets individuals at home and in the community to provide immediate stabilization and connections to longer-term supports needed to help individuals remain living in the community as much as possible.


Crisis Respite serves individuals ages 10 and up that need short term emergency placement due to individual behavior, involvement with Adult Protective Services, or a family crisis.

Behavior Treatment Services

Individualized Behavior Treatment Plans to Meet the Whole Family’s Needs

Behavior Treatment Services (BTS) provides outpatient care to individuals three years of age and older dually diagnosed with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other related condition, and a mental health challenge. Services include counseling and specialized interventions focused on improving social, emotional, and behavioral skills at home, at school, and in the community. Licensed clinicians, well-trained in both mental health diagnoses and developmental disabilities, develop individualized treatment plans based on the services needed and the family’s goals. BTS specializes in offering accurate evaluation and on-going support to improve behaviors, minimize community placement failures and reduce the need for acute care.

Staff Includes:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologists
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Psychological Associates
  • Behavior Intervention Specialists
  • Crisis Intervention Specialists

Program Provides:

  • Assessment of Behavior

  • Development of individualized behavior and treatment plans
  • Intensive parent & caregiver training

  • Licensed staff who teach and model effective intervention strategies
  • Hands-on training and ongoing feedback
  • Monitoring of progress through data collection

Our Services:

An in-depth functional behavioral assessment will be completed to determine type of service warranted.

Professionals provide in-home behavior modification training as determined by the Clinical Behavior Assessment with children and adults.