According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, approximately 2.5 million people or 1% of the population of the United States has an intellectual disability. If someone you love has been diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability, we’re here to help you find the best programs and services to meet his or her individual needs.
Our primary responsibility is to bring options to individuals and families through a vast network of local providers. This includes the development and implementation of quality programs in addition to monitoring funding for those eligible.
We strive to ensure access to community-based resources that provide for every person’s growth and meaningful participation in the community with access to family and friends.
If you would like to speak with a Program Specialist about whether someone you love is eligible for services, please call 724-430-1370. All calls are confidential.
To be eligible for Intellectual Disability services, an individual must have a diagnosed Intelligence Quotient (IQ) below 70 and the diagnosis must be obtained prior to 22 years of age. If eligible, home and community-based services are recommended to assist in the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to living and working in the community and to prevent institutionalization (there may be a wait for some programs as they do reach capacity).
For a complete list of Services and Providers in Fayette County, visit the Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS).
It is our goal to assure that individuals and their families are provided opportunities to participate in a variety of community-based services designed to meet their needs such as:
- Day and Residential Programs
- Independent Living
- Life Sharing Opportunities (PDF)
- Vocational Training
To reach across all potential areas of need, Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration (FCBHA) plays an active role in the community by sponsoring and participating in activities such as health fairs and wellness-oriented gatherings. Ongoing training of our staff and social workers within our system of care is regularly provided on new services and quality enhancement initiatives. In addition to this outreach, we conduct periodic reviews of quality initiatives, provider agencies, and supports coordination efforts for every program and individual in our network.
For detailed information about services and funding, please review our links and resources.