To be eligible for services in Pennsylvania, you must:
- Have an IQ of 70 or below
- Have significant limitations in three areas such as communication, self-care, home living and social skills, based on a standardized test of adaptive behavior
- Have proof of an intellectual disability before your 22nd birthday, and
- Be a legal resident of Pennsylvania
Eligibility documentation and a current psychological evaluation must be available to be reviewed by IDS before a registration appointment is scheduled.
Individuals New to the System
If you were never registered for services, or if you are coming from the public school system, children‘s services such as the Department of Human Services, or a nursing home, you may be eligible to register for services.
How Do You Receive Intellectual disAbility Services?
To find out if you are eligible for intellectual disAbility services, call the Philadelphia IDS Registration Unit at 215-685-4677 to make an appointment with a registration specialist.
Additional information about state-funded benefits are available on the Compass website.
For more information visit the IDS Service Directory.
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