Intensive Treatment Programs - Eligibility


Individuals eligible for Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) services are children and adults with intellectual disabilities (deferring to professional standards of practice) who meet the diagnostic eligibility criteria for residential services consistent with the requirements of the Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver and/or enrollment in Family Care and all of the following criteria:

Pre-admission assessment must identify active treatment needs which cannot be adequately met elsewhere due to significant maladaptive and inappropriate behaviors which are due to social, psychological, psychiatric, and medical factors,

Pre-admission assessment must identify active treatment needs that can be met at an ITP,

Individual's need for active treatment can be best met by decreasing the frequency of those behaviors which are interfering with other interactive treatment needs, and simultaneously increasing those skills necessary to achieve functioning with as much self-determination and independence as possible, and preventing the loss or regression of functioning,

Consistent with the ICF standards, individuals who need a program of active treatment that includes aggressive, consistent implementation of a program of specialized and generic training, treatment, and health services,

Individual's needs may include acquiring the skills essential for privacy and independence and includes, but is not limited to: toilet training, personal hygiene, dental hygiene, self feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, communication of basic needs, self medication, use of medical devices and money management,

The ITP must be able to adequately meet the individual's needs for medical services and supports,

Because all ITP admissions are short term, a community discharge plan is required prior to admission.

Last Revised: October 13, 2014