Developmental Services

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Westmoreland County Developmental Services Department

Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services in Pennsylvania are administered through County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities (MH/ID) program offices. The Office of Developmental Programs in Pennsylvania has given the Westmoreland County Developmental Disability Department (also referred to as the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Department/IDD or the Administrative Entity/AE) responsibility to conduct these administrative functions and to administer the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), and Community Living Waivers for Prospective Waiver Participants and Waiver Participants. 

The IDD Department is guided by the principles of Everyday Lives.

The IDD Department is responsible for conducting the initial Level of Care (LOC) evaluation of Prospective Waiver Participants for the Consolidated, P/FDS, Community Living, and Adult Autism Waivers.  Regional Integrated Human Services conducts intake and LOC evaluations. For intake to DS Services, please contact RIHS

The IDD Department also serves as the primary resource to support and direct Providers of IDD services in matters relating to ongoing participation of eligible individuals in the ID/A Waivers. The Office of Developmental Programs has regulations that indicate how AE’s perform these administrative functions.

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