Regional Centers are congregate living facilities operated the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and are certified by the Department of Public Health. These Intermediate Care Facilities provide health care and rehabilitation services in a residential setting to residents who have complex needs. Respite services are also available within some of the centers.
Currently, the state operates three centers that are certified to provide residential support to approximately 150 individuals.
In order to be eligible for Regional Centers, individuals must meet the following requirements:
Be a Connecticut resident
Have an intellectual disability or a medical diagnosis of Prader-Willi Syndrome by a physician
As defined by the state, an intellectual disability is a significant limitation in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior that originated before 18 years of age.