Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Programs

Through long-term support and assistance, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can achieve productive, meaningful lives that reach their fullest potential. The Center’s Long Term Care Services provides assistance and enhances mobility, personal independence and job readiness.


(CALIDAD) Day Habilitation

(210) 261-3700

Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills including:

  • Self-help
  • Socialization
  • Adaptive skills
  • Job readiness
  • Performing at a vocational worksite

Our dedicated, experienced team promotes safety awareness, money management skill development, health, fitness, math, reading, music, and current event awareness for each individual.

Employment Connections

(210) 261-3700

The Center’s Long Term Care staff works with employers throughout the city to find appropriate jobs for people with IDD. Once a participant has landed the job, Supported Employment provides job coaching through job site skills training. We help people learn how to perform their jobs. Once a participant has learned the job, Supported Employment staff provides ongoing support to ensure that he/she is satisfied with the job, performing well and realizing productive independence. Services include:

  • Job application assistance
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job search skills
  • Resume development

Residential Services: Home and Community Based Services (HCS)

(210) 261-3400

Foster and companion home care provides personal assistance with needs relating to daily living, independent living and leisure/recreational activities for persons with intellectual disabilities who are living with their family, in their own home, group homes, host families or respite services.

Texas Home Living Waiver Program (TxHML)

Community living and support services are needed to maintain a good quality of life. This program includes special therapies such as dietary, speech, occupational/physical and audiology therapy. The program also includes nursing, daily habilitation, social work, employment assistance, supported employment and respite services.

Intermediate Care Facility (ICF-IDD)

(210) 261-3400

Group Homes and Host provides 24-hour residential services for individuals who do not live independently or with his or her natural family. This includes meals, transportation, living skills, leisure/recreational activities and supports.

Day Activity and Habilitation Services (DAHS)

(210) 261-3330

Adult Day Care provides meals, medical care, medication supervision, transportation, social and leisure activities and personal care services.

Respite Services

(210) 261-3330

The Center’s Respite services include personal care and assistance with functional living tasks (meals, transportation, medication administration, etc.). You may receive respite in the participant’s home or at a CHCS provider home.

The Center’s Respite providers receive thorough training and refreshers in:

  • CPR/First Aid

  • Satori Alternatives for Managing Aggression (SAMA)

  • Self-administration of medications

  • Safety awareness

  • Infection control

  • Consumer rights

  • Client confidentiality