24-Hour Crisis Line: 713-970-7000, option 1

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

If you are seeking Early Childhood Intervention services for a child under the age of 3, please call 713-970-4800. For all other services, please call The Harris Center Patient Access Line at 713-970-7000, option 2.


  • 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.


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).


Waiver Programs

List of HCS Providers in Harris County

Please click here to access an updated list of HCS providers in Harris County.


Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or related conditions (ICF/IID) Program

Please click here for more information.


Texas Home Living

Please click here for a list of providers. 


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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