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24 Hour Crisis and Access Line: 713-970-7000
Toll Free Crisis and Access Line: 1-866-970-4770

Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services


From respite care to Home and Community-based Services to day habilitation and drop-in programs, The Harris Center assists thousands each year by coordinating caring, compassionate support for individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. In addition, clinicians and case managers have developed extensive community partnerships that benefit individuals with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other conditions. The Harris Center also coordinates care for those with a dual diagnosis of a mental illness and an intellectual or developmental disability.


Accessing Services


Early Childhood Intervention: 713-970-4800.

If you are seeking Early Childhood Intervention services for a child under the age of 3.



Interest List for Long-Term Services & Supports: 713-970-7799

For the Interest List Enrollment for Home and Community Based Services (HCS), Texas Home Living Waiver (TxHmL), and Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS).


  • A Consumer Services Coordinator will explain what documents are needed and how you can get them.

  • After your documents are received, if necessary, you will receive a Determination of Intellectual Disabilities (DID) to determine your eligibility for services.

  • A Business Office staff member will discuss possible fees that may apply and assist you in obtaining benefits for which you may be eligible.

  • An Eligibility Coordinator will meet with you to assess needs, explain services and explain rights.

  • If you are eligible for services, a Service Coordinator will be assigned to help you and your family understand your rights and available benefits.


For questions about your status on the Interest List, call 713-970-3449. 


General Questions

For all other services, please call The Harris Center Patient Access Line at 713-970-7000, option 2.

Please click here for a complete list of the services we provide for individuals with Intellectual Disability/Autism and their loved ones (for the Spanish version, click here).

Other Resources

Please click here for helpful information about how someone with a mental health condition can qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits.

24-Hour Crisis Line

If you are experiencing a mental health or IDD-related crisis or if you are a current client and have an after-hours medication concern, please call our 24-hour Crisis Line at 1-866-970-4770.

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