Developmental Disabilities Unit


Itasca County offers services to individuals with developmental disabilities to maximize their independence while ensuring their health and safety.


Eligibility is determined based on an individual's testing of cognitive (IQ) abilities and daily living skills. Individuals must have an IQ below 70, or a condition that causes them to function in a similar manner.

Eligible individuals will then be assigned a case manager from the county. The case manager reviews various appropriate service possibilities with the eligible individual and their parents or guardians. The availability of specific services will vary depending on budget resources. Some services have waiting lists. A person eligible for services can receive case management as long as eligibility standards continue to be met.