RFA-20-368-IDD-OPENENROLL

Agency: Alamo Area Council of Governments
State: Texas
Type of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • 13 - Ammunitions and Explosives
Posted: Dec 4, 2020
Due: Jan 31, 2021
Solicitation No: RFA-20-368-IDD-OPENENROLL
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Bid Number: RFA-20-368-IDD-OPENENROLL
Bid Title: RFA-20-368-IDD-OPENENROLL
Category: Request for Applications
Status: Open

Publication Date/Time:
12/1/2020 10:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
1/31/2021 5:00 PM
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Alamo Area Council of Governments
Request for Applications – RFA 2021-2022
Open Enrollment for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services Array
RFA-20-368-IDD-OPENENROLL
Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services Array
OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION
INTRODUCTION
In order to ensure an effective, efficient, and equitable intellectual and developmental disabilities
service delivery system, Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) as the Local Intellectual
and Developmental Disability Authority (LIDDA) for Bexar County, subcontracts the Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities Service Array to a network of public and private Provider
organizations. This creates an alliance, which implements the Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities Service System described throughout this application.
The alliance’s mission is to:
Coordinate the delivery of authorized services to eligible individuals
Integrate a network of public and private Providers
Ensure that services are equitably distributed
Provide barrier-free access to services
AACOG staff, in conjunction, with public and private stakeholders, the Intellectual and
Developmental Services Advisory Committee (IDDSAC), and the AACOG’s Board of Directors
adopted the service methodology known as “Open Enrollment” in order to implement the
Network Service Delivery System.
AACOG’s role as the LIDDA is to develop and manage a coordinated service system for Bexar
County’s Priority Population. The system is designed to provide the best value for the public
dollar. Best value is defined as services delivered in a cost effective, equitable, and high quality
manner. As the LIDDA, we accept accountability and responsibility for our actions as the
stewards of public funds.
AACOG’S MISSION
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AACOG's Mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of the Alamo Region by working in
mutual respect and partnership with all levels of government, the business sector, and the
community at large to meet regional challenges and to create regional strengths.
LIDDA’S MISSION
To ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in Bexar County
receive necessary quality services. Our core values include individual worth, quality,
integrity, dedication, innovation, teamwork, education, and family.
AACOG is About Choices
The Alamo Area Council of Governments continually strives to offer access and choice to
adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families:
Choice of services and supports
Choice of providers
PRINCIPLES
Consumer Choice
The development of a provider network will provide consumers with choice and access to
services. AACOG will ensure choice, access, and best value.
Consumer Input
With input from consumers, families, and other stakeholders in the community, AACOG will
continue with the development of a network of providers.
Consumer Access
AACOG will provide consumers with convenient access to services.
Consumer Driven
Consumers are to be active partners with AACOG in treatment planning, policy-making, and
local planning
AACOG Demographics
Currently during state fiscal year 2021, the LIDDA is providing an array of services to
approximately 600 General Revenue (GR) funded consumers.
Request for Application
As a result of the passage of HB 2377, of the 74th legislature, the Texas Health and Human
Services Commission (formerly DADS, formerly TDMHMR) has mandated that LIDDA’s assemble
a network of service providers to the Priority Population, as defined by HHSC, of persons
challenged with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Attachment A). The AACOG Board of
Directors has requested that the Executive Director develop a network of qualified providers
willing to provide the following safety net services to persons challenged with intellectual and
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developmental disabilities and/or related conditions in the least restrictive environment and the
most integrated setting within the community.
Safety Net Services
1. Site-Based Habilitation/Summer Camp
Day training services other than vocational training provided on a regular basis and
typically in a group setting.
2. Day Habilitation/ Head Start Course
The Head Start Course is a site-based training course spanning over six (6) weeks.
The training involves twelve topics, all geared toward client independence. A
maximum of six (6) clients may participate in each course. The duration of each
training session is one and one-half (1.5) hours twice per week for 6 weeks
3. Community Support
Provides habilitation or support activities that provide, foster improvement of, or
facilitate an individual’s ability and opportunity to participate in typical community
activities.
4. Behavioral Support
Specialized interventions that assist a participant to increase adaptive behaviors to
replace or modify maladaptive or socially unacceptable behaviors that prevent or
interfere with the participant’s inclusion in home and family life or community life.
5. Respite Services
Supports provided for the planned or emergency short-term relief of the unpaid
caregiver of a participant when the caregiver is temporarily unavailable to provide
supports due to non-routine circumstances.
6. Specialized Therapies
Services provided to assist an individual who is not receiving Residential Services
to participate in age-appropriate community and services. This includes
assessment and treatment by licensed or certified professionals for speech and
language therapy, and Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy.
7. Transportation Services
Supports provided to a consumer from his/her home to his/her community activity
site or day habilitation site, consumer’s employment opportunities and participation
in community activities.
Eligibility Determination
1. Psychological Evaluation and Testing
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A diagnostic interview and clinical assessment conducted by a Licensed
Psychologist (PhD) or Physician (MD) to determine if an individual has an
intellectual disability, developmental disability or related condition; and resulting in
a written report that includes a standardized measure of the individual’s intellectual
functioning, a standardized measure of the individual’s adaptive behavior level, and
a review of evidence supporting origination during the individual’s developmental
period. This service must be conducted in accordance with Texas Health and
Safety Code 593.005, and 40 TAC Chapter 5, Subchapter D.
Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (“PASRR”) Specialized Services
1. PASRR Behavioral Support
The Behavioral Support service component provides specialized interventions by a
qualified service provider that assist an individual to increase adaptive behaviors to
replace or modify maladaptive or socially unacceptable behaviors that prevent or
interfere with the individual's inclusion in home and family life or community life.
2. PASRR Independent Living Skills Training
Individualized activities that include the provision of assistance, training and
support necessary for the consumer to complete personal care, health
maintenance, and independent living tasks; participation in community activities,
and develop, retain and improve community living skills.
3. PASRR Supported Employment
The Supported Employment service component provides ongoing individualized
supports needed by an individual to sustain paid work in an integrated work setting.
4. PASRR Employment Assistance
The Employment Assistance service component assists an individual to locate paid
employment in the community.
5. PASRR Day Habilitation
The Day Habilitation service component assists an individual to acquire, retain, or
improve self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in
the community and participate in home and community life and does not include
services that are funded under §110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or §602(16)
and (17) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Crisis Services
1. In-Home Crisis Respite
In-home crisis respite provides therapeutic support to an individual, who is
demonstrating a crisis, in the individual’s residence when it is deemed clinically
appropriate for the individual to remain in his or her natural environment, and it is
anticipated the crisis can be stabilized within a 72-hour period. “Crisis” means a
situation in which: the individual presents an immediate danger to self or others; or
the individual’s mental or physical health is at risk of serious deterioration; or an
individual believes he or she presents an immediate danger to self or others or that
his or her mental or physical health is at risk of serious deterioration.
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Service Activities include:
GOALS:
Consultation Services from Leadership Team; to include training of AACOG
staff, meetings, interviews, phone conferences, emails program forms
development and other applicable activities performed.
Consultation Services from all other Contractor staff; to include training of
AACOG staff, meetings, interviews, phone conferences, emails, program forms
development and other applicable activities performed.
Research and Documentation activities from the direction of AACOG to
include; protocols for triaging, assessments, transitions, referrals, follow up
services and case coordination as well as locating and analyzing pertinent
research literature as well as networking and meeting (live or virtually) with
experts in the field.
72 Hour Response Team for In-Home Crisis Respite therapeutic support,
Contractor
clinical supervision to the AACOG Crisis Intervention Assessor, if said staff is a
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in accordance with the
rules and regulations of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
The 72 Hour Response Team shall consist of at least one (1) Board Certified
Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and multiple Registered Behavior Technicians
(RBTs)
The 72 Hour Response Team shall respond within two (2) hours of notification
and provide confirmation of intent to serve.
The 72 Hour Response Team shall provide 72 hours of 1:1 crisis respite care
including the writing and implementation of a crisis intervention plan
(Preliminary Behavior Support Plan) and coordinating client follow up care.
If the 72 Hour Response Team has begun the process of 1:1 crisis intervention
but is terminated for any reason including discharge, then Contractor can bill
for hours provided up to the point of cancellation.
The goals for this network are:
1. To increase consumer choice, accessibility, quality of services, and best value.
2. To develop a community system that can provide the above-mentioned services to
eligible persons challenged with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or
related conditions.
3. To create meaningful cooperative relationships between AACOG and the private
providers offering services to persons challenged with intellectual and developmental
disabilities and/or related conditions in the local community.
4. To provide multicultural and multilingual competent services to consumers and families
of Bexar County.
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