Admissions and Accessing Services
Types of Admissions
- Evaluation: Provides short-term (up to 45 days) residential and day services to deliver a comprehensive clinical or court-ordered evaluation of an individual's needs.
- Regular: Provides long-term (generally longer than 45 days) residential and day services that promote responsible personal independence, social skills, stable health, and employment development.
- Respite: Provides a time-limited (often repeated) residential service to eligible North Dakota citizens younger than 22 years of age, in order to promote home living arrangements when short out-of-home placements are beneficial for the individual and/or family.
In general, the people served by the Life Skills & Transition Center have needs that exceed the supports and services currently available in their home communities. This includes serious medical or behavioral concerns.
A North Dakota citizen is eligible for admission if he or she meets admission criteria.
- The person has been determined eligible for developmental disabilities services and has been referred for admission by a regional developmental disabilities program administrator at one of the N.D. Department of Human Services' regional human service centers;
- The superintendent determines that appropriate evaluation determining appropriateness and services are available at the Life Skills & Transition Center, or will be available by the time the person would arrive;
- The person has been evaluated for and offered all reasonable alternatives for service within the state, and those services have been deemed inappropriate by the person/guardian regional developmental disability program administrator, and superintendent of center;
For more information, contact your Regional Human Service Centers. Human Service Centers are located in each of the state's eight regions, and their staff determine eligibility for developmental disabilities services and make referrals to the Life Skills & Transition Center, if appropriate.
Individuals may also contact the Life Skills & Transition Center's Director of Social Services for assistance and information.
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