Mission: RBHA enhances the quality of life for the people of Richmond by promoting and providing quality behavioral health and developmental services that are available, accessible, and cost-effective.
Intellectual Disabilities Services
This service consists of a screening process used to determine an individual’s eligibility for services. This includes assessing an individual’s skills and identifying service needs. The determination of an individual’s disability is identified through the use of a psychological and adaptive evaluation conducted by a licensed clinical psychologist. Criteria for service eligibility consists of significant limitations, both in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.
These services are provided to Richmond City adults and children with an intellectual disability as well as children under the age of six (6) who have developmental delays, through a unique program which helps them meet many of their needs. The case manager works with each individual and his/her family to:
Assess skills, identify service needs
Plan for meeting those needs
Identify resources to best meet needs and link the individual with resources
Enhance community integration
Monitor the individual’s changing needs and assure service coordination
Person Centered Thinking and Planning, which reflects the goals, needs, and desires of the individual, guide the case management process.
Residential services are provided to meet the individuals support needs; such as social skills, self-care skills, housekeeping skills and leisure/recreational skills. These residential services are available through contract with private and public agencies and are accessed through case management.
Residential options include:
Supervised Apartments – Consists of programs that place and provide services to individuals in units that are owned, rented, leased, or otherwise controlled by the licensed service provider.
Group Homes – Consists of a home for four (4) or more individuals that provide 24 hour supervision for individuals who require training and assistance in basic daily living functions such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, transportation, recreation, laundry, and budgeting.
Supported Living – Assists individuals to locate and maintain residential settings while providing program staff, follow along, and assistance to the individual. The focus is on assisting the individual to maintain an independent residential arrangement.