Texas’ State Supported Living Centers are operated by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). They provide campus-based supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are also medically fragile or have behavioral problems. SSLC services include  24-hour residential services, comprehensive behavioral treatment services and health care services, including physician services, nursing services and dental services. Other services include skills training; occupational, physical and speech therapies; vocational programs; and services to maintain connections between residents and their families and natural support systems.

Admission is determined based on eligibility and is divided by type. These change in terms of duration, care, and are determined according to the patient’s needs:

  • Respite
  • Emergency
  • Regular

Texas SSLCs operate in 13 different areas in Texas (Rio Grande is operated by the Department of State Health Services and operates in contract with DADS). These locations can be viewed below.

[Abilene, Austin, Brenham, Corpus Christi, Denton, El Paso, Lubbock, Lufkin, Mexia, Richmond, Rio Grande, San Angelo and San Antonio]


[Source: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services – About State-Supported Living Centers]