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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Since Liberty’s inception, we have been committed to providing supports for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. We apply our in-depth understanding of the issues and values that drive the field, as well as the services and organizations that support people with disabilities. We integrate person-centered thinking, dignity, and the importance of supporting achievement of “everyday lives” into all of the work we do. We strive to enable people to achieve the personal outcomes they desire and have a leadership team that is nationally known by thought leaders in the field and its leading organizations, such as AAIDD, NASDDDS, ANCOR, DDNA, and NADD. 

Our expertise includes managing residential programs, especially for behaviorally challenging individuals; managing, right-sizing and closing state-operated ICFs/IID; safely transitioning people from institutional settings to community-based living arrangements; designing and delivering targeted community clinical supports that strengthen provider capacity; and performing meaningful assessments of individuals and service systems. In all cases, we focus on helping individuals to achieve the personal outcomes they desire. Because of our national reach we can secure clinicians and professionals who specialize in supporting people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. We are skilled in staffing and managing a wide range of professionals, including facility directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, behavior analysts, direct service professionals, and more.

Liberty is certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a quality improvement organization (“QIO-like Entity”). We have years of specific experience in delivering statewide quality review services for HCBS waivers, including person-centered reviews and provider compliance reviews. We can take complex data about people and providers and, using a field-informed approach to analytics, both meet waiver requirements and give systems managers “actionable information” about the provision of supports and services and their impact on the people served.

We have also successfully enabled states to promptly address, and in many cases resolve, critical quality issues raised by the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) under CRIPA, ADA, Olmstead, or the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Our management team has worked with state staff at facilities across the country to successfully restore CMS certification and federal funding.