Living with a Developmental Disability?

Macomb County Community Mental Health provides linking, coordinating and monitoring of a broad range of individualized supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our services provide these individuals with the necessary support to participate in housing and community activities.  

What is an Intellectual and Developmental Disability?

An intellectual and developmental disability is a disorder that is usually present at birth and that negatively affects the trajectory of an individual’s physical, intellectual, or emotional development.

Common diagnostic terms for someone with an IDD include mild to severe intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, or a physical impairment such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy. An individual must also have at-least three substantial functional limitations in any of the seven life areas: 

  1. Self-care
  2. Receptive and expressive language
  3. Learning
  4. Mobility
  5. Self-direction
  6. Capacity for independent living
  7. Economic self-sufficiency.  

In order to confirm that an individual has an intellectual and developmental disability, a comprehensive assessment should be conducted by a medical professional. 

Overview of Services

Once an intake is completed, a supports coordinator will be assigned. Supports coordinators help guide service planning and will link and coordinate any needed services. Services include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Skill building 
  • Respite care
  • Community living support
  • Nursing services
  • Psychiatric evaluations
How to Get help

Anyone can walk-in to our Open Access Offices for an assessment from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following locations:

MCCMH North— 43740 North Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Township, MI 48036

MCCMH East— 25401 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Assessments can also be conducted over the phone from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. by dialing our Access Center at 586-948-0222.

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