IDD Services

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Services

TCC is the Local Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Authority (LIDDA) for Cooke, Grayson, and Fannin County. TCC serves as the point of entry for publicly funded intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) programs, whether the program is provided by a public or private entity. The LIDDA will provide or contract to provide an array of services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

What is IDD?

An intellectual or developmental disability, also called IDD, includes many severe, chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. IDD can begin at any time, up to 22 years of age. It usually lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. People who have IDD have difficulties with major life activities such as:

  • Language
  • Mobility
  • Learning
  • Self-help
  • Independent living

The Explanation of IDD Services and Supports (PDF) describes programs to help people with IDD.

Who can get help?

Most programs require that:

  • You have limited income and assets.
  • You show a need for services.
  • You be a U.S. citizen or a qualified legal alien who lives in Texas.

To be eligible for services, the individual must:

  • Have a diagnosis of IDD or a related condition.
  • Live in a group home, community, ICF, or Nursing Facility.

Services through TCC:

Intake Services
Employment Services
Interest List Waiver programs have interest lists due to the high need and limited available funding. Click here to access the interest list services application. 
Community First Choice
General Revenue Services
Individualized Service Planning
Determination of Eligibility
Crisis Intervention/Prevention and Respite
Benefit Assistance
Alternate Placement
Service Coordination
HCS & TxHmL Services

IDD Services contact:

Intake: Tracie Sims
2113 North Loy Lake Road
Sherman, TX 75090

Phone: 903-957-4860
Fax: 903-465-3055