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Eligibility for Services PDF Print E-mail

Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc. and the Davidson Respite House Emergency Shelter provide services to clients who have a developmental disability. A developmental disability is a mental or physical condition that occurred before the 22nd birthday, is likely to continue indefinitely, and limits the individual's functioning in daily life skills.

The disability has to limit the clients functioning in daily life through three of the following categories:

  • Mobility
  • Communication Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Self Care
  • Learning
  • Self Direction
  • Independent Living
  • Economic Self Sufficiency

The following is a list of diagnosis/disabilities that qualify a client:

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Affect
  • Down Syndrome
  • Mental Retardation
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cornelia de Lang Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities due to Pre-maturity
  • Speech/Motor/ Cognitive delays
  • Microcephalic
  • Hydrocephalic/Shunt
  • Various Syndromes if affecting the client developmentally
  • Seizure Disorder
  • TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) if occurring before the 22nd birthday
  • Spina Bifida

The following is a list of disabilities/diagnosis that disqualify a client:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Manic-depressive
  • Suicidal/Homicidal
  • Bi-polar
  • Major Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychoactive substance abuse disorders
  • Psychotic disorders or those not elsewhere classified in DSM-IV
  • Medically fragile

This list is meant to serve as a guide. There are and will be disabilities/diagnosis that are not listed that may or may not qualify a client for services. Eligibility will be determined by the Shelter Director.

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