How to Apply for South Dakota Developmental Center Services
The South Dakota Developmental Center (SDDC) will provide supports and services for individuals with a developmental disability who meet the established eligibility criteria when suitable community supports and services are not available. Individuals admitted to SDDC must be in need of active treatment and be likely to benefit from placement at SDDC. SDDC will provide services to any individual who is developmentally disabled, in need of, but not otherwise receiving services, regardless of age, sex, race, national origin or ability to pay.
Who is eligible?
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE
CRITERIA 1: ELIGIBILITY FOR ICF/IID
The primary purpose of an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) is to furnish health or rehabilitative services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other related conditions.
Persons with other related conditions means individuals who have a severe, chronic disability that meets all of the following conditions:
- It is attributable to
- Cerebral palsy or epilepsy; or
- Any other condition, other than mental illness, found to be closely related to intellectual disabilities because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and requires treatment or services similar to those required for these persons.
- It is manifested before the person reaches age 22.
- It is likely to continue indefinitely.
- It results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
- Understanding and use of language
- Capacity for independent living
- To be eligible for ICF/IID services under Medicaid, the following criteria must be met:
- The individual must be eligible for Medicaid under article 67:16
- The individual must be developmentally disabled
- The utilization review team must have determined that the individual is in need of ICF/IID services pursuant to 67:54:03:04
- To be determined in need of ICF/IID services, the individual must have a substantial functional limitation in three or more of the following functional areas as determined by a completed Inventory for Client and Agency Planning (ICAP):
- Receptive and expressive language
- Learning/general cognitive competence
- Capacity for independent living
- Economic self-sufficiency
This determination is reviewed annually to re-determine if individual continues to need ICF/IID services.
- If subsequent additional adaptive behavior testing reveals results inconsistent with ICAP testing results completed prior to admission to SDDC, within thirty (30) days of admission to SDDC or annually thereafter, results of the two or more testings will be compared for inconsistencies to determine/re-determine eligibility/need for ICF/IID services at SDDC.
- Individual must have unsuccessfully received treatment in a less-restrictive environment
- Individual must display behaviors that are dangerous or cause concern for the safety of the individual or others
The South Dakota Developmental Center currently provides individualized services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The focus of services is to gradually transition individuals into a less restrictive setting. The services are divided into three program areas.
Program One serves male individuals in six different living modules as well as two independent living areas with challenging behaviors. Individuals have a wide variety of abilities ranging from those requiring intense staff involvement for most daily living needs to those who are fully capable of completing all of these tasks independently.
Program Two, also known as the Turtle Creek Youth Program, serves both male and female youth/young adults in four different living modules. Education is provided through the Redfield Public School. Focus is on preparing the youth to live productive lives within a community setting.
Program Three serves both male and female adult individuals with a variety of challenging behavioral issues as well as individuals who require a great deal of assistance in their activities of daily living. Program 3 consists of 5 different living modules as well as an independent living area for women.
How is application made to SDDC?
First Step: A telephone call to needs to be made to the Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities, 1-605-773-3438 requesting to speak with someone about services for an individual with specific needs.
Second Step: The Division of Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist assigned to the telephone call will request an Application For Admission be completed and submitted to the Division of Developmental Disabilities accompanied by information in the form of evaluations, testing reports, etc., which substantiate the individual’s needs for services.
Third Step: The Application for Admission may be downloaded in an Adobe Acrobat format (PDF). Print the application, complete and sign the and mail to the Division of Developmental Disabilities:
Department of Human Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities
East Highway 34, Hillsview Plaza
c/o 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Fourth Step: The questions asked in the Application For Admission are self-explanatory. Be sure answers are as thorough as possible. Attach all supplemental information Application For Admission requests, i.e., birth certificate, guardianship papers, Social Security card, Medicaid card, etc.
Fifth Step: The Division of Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist contacts the SDDC Registrar, 1-605-472-4356, informing the facility of a pending admission requiring the services provided by SDDC.
Sixth Step: Dialogue is established between SDDC Registrar and applicant to establish date/time of intake to SDDC for a 30-day evaluation.