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ICL Services : : Developmental Disabilities

ICL Services for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

ICL operates residential and case management services for adults with I/DD.

Nine residential facilities in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan provide varying levels and types of support. ICL residences are in buildings with 4 to 14 occupants and have 24/7 on site services.  

ICL operates two types of residential programs: Supportive Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA) and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF). These programs promote the growth and independence of the residents. ICL assesses the strengths and needs of each individual, and services are provided based on the skill level and needs of each individual.

To be eligible for residential services, an individual must

  • Have a diagnosis of Mental Retardation prior to age of 21;
  • Be on the NY CARES waiting list; and
  • Be eligible for Social Security benefits.

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) provides case managers to adults and children with I/DD to help them access necessary and appropriate services and supports. MSC promotes the concepts of choice, individualized services, supports and consumer satisfaction. Approximately 100 individuals are currently receiving MSC services.



FACT:  Since 2004, ICL has partnered with Brooklyn Museum to exhibit the work of talented artists, photographers and sculpters, who also have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. An artist-in-residence has helped these men and women realize their artistic potential.