Director: Kimberly Burden
The Diagnostic Services Department is a multidisciplinary team of professionals who assess individuals for the presence of Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Results of the evaluation include identification of individual strengths and support needs. Considered the typical point of entry to facilitate enrollment in a variety of programs, the multidisciplinary evaluation conducted by Diagnostic Services is offered at no cost to residents of north Mississippi. Those interested should obtain an application for an evaluation online or from the Diagnostic Services Department. Once a completed application is returned to Diagnostic Services and any supporting records are received, they are reviewed for appropriateness and an appointment for evaluation can be made.
As a result of the Diagnostic Services assessment process, applicants and families may be referred to NMRC's Social Services Department, Community Transition Services, the Home and Community-Based Services ID/DD Waiver Program, or Targeted Case Management/Community Support Program. Referrals might also be made to non-NMRC programs which might include, but are not limited to, private providers of ICF/IID services, public schools, local health and human services agencies, early intervention programs, community mental health centers, and Vocational Rehabilitation.