Developmentally Disabled Adults

Health and Human Services


Case Management for DD Adults


This service is available to persons with developmental disabilities, mental retardation or a related condition. The purpose of this service is to help locate, coordinate and monitor social and daily living activities, medical services, and other services needed to meet the specific needs of a person and his/her family.

Developmental Disabilities

The Developmental disabilities team provides case management services to persons with developmental disabilities, and assists individuals in gaining access to needed social, medical, education, and other supports and services. Case Management is designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities and then emerging needs.

People of any age, even at birth, may be eligible for developmental disabilities case management services through Pine County. A Pine County Case Manager can determine if a person is eligible based on assessment information. There are no fees for case management services.

Services for persons with mental retardation or a related condition that impairs general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior.

  • Screening
  • Case management
  • Semi-independent living skills
  • ICF/MR
  • Home and community based services
  • Family support
  • Day training and habilitation
  • Extended employment
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Retardation
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome

Developmental disability services that are also available include, case planning, respite care, obtaining guardianship, family support grant, transition planning from school, semi-independent living services, day program vocational training, in-home family support, behavioral consultation, crisis intervention, and early intervention-interagency planning.

Long-Term Care Assessment/Screening (LTCC Consultation)

All admissions to Nursing Homes must be accompanied by a LTCC. This screening establishes the level of need. A team consisting of a Public Health Nurse and a Social Worker does the LTCC. Persons needing Nursing Home level of care who have Mental Illness or Developmental Disability also must be screened at a Level II. There are further qualifications that must be met for these consumers.

Mentally Retarded/Related Conditions -- MR/RC
Services for persons with mental retardation or a related condition that impairs general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior.

  • Screening
  • Case management
  • Semi-independent living skills
  • Supported living services
  • ICF/MR
  • Home and community based services
  • Family support
  • Day training and habilitation
  • Extended employment

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

These services are available for individuals who need extended personal care services in their homes.  Usually, these individuals require assistance with personal cares that extend beyond the scope of general home health aide and homemaker services.  In order to qualify for these services, the person must be eligible for Medical Assistance, and be in need of daily assistance with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene, and/or other activities of daily living.  Their diagnosis must support their need for services.  A County Public Health Nurse must complete an assessment in order to qualify for this program.  If the person has a Prepaid Medical Assistance Plan (PMAP), their health plan may need to complete the assessment.