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As part of the Community Service System, Ellisville State School offers living arrangements for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a more independent environment than that of the residential setting. The goal of these services is to motivate, challenge and empower people with disabilities to acquire the skills necessary to be as independent as possible.

Ellisville State School operates twelve homes licensed as Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). These homes provide living arrangements in five counties and serve adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Direct care services are provided twenty-four hours a day in a supervised, home-like setting. Persons with disabilities are offered opportunities to gain independence or interdependence in many areas of daily living, including self-help skills, emergency management, use of medications, meals and nutrition, recreation and leisure activities, and participating in a range of individually desired activities and services in the community. Persons residing in the homes participate in local activities such as going to movies, shopping, religious activities, Christmas parades and attending community festivals. Professional staff, including academic teachers, social workers, psychologists, recreation therapists, nursing personnel, and vocational training instructors, provide an interdisciplinary approach to treatment and training designed to assist each individual in reaching his or her maximum potential. To be eligible to live in the community homes one must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Must be certified developmentally disabled
  • Must possess a current psychological and medical evaluation
  • Must be approved by the Administrative Screening and Review Committee (ASRC) of Ellisville State School
  • Exceptions to age requirement may be made depending on a persons identified needs

ICF/IID Homes are located in the following counties:

  • Jefferson Davis County
  • Jones County
  • Lamar County
  • Perry County
  • Wayne County


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