J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

About the Facility

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (JIRDC) in Morganton, NC is the state operated developmental center for North Carolina’s western region. Riddle provides services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), complex behavioral challenges and or medical conditions whose clinical treatment needs exceed the level of care available in the community.

Counties Served

Photos of J. Riddle Developmental Center

Article: "Dr. J. Iverson Riddle reminisces on 50 years at developmental center"

Admission Criteria

Persons eligible for admission to J. Iverson Riddle developmental center shall meet the following criteria:

  • Have an intellectual disability and/or developmental disability and
  • Are at least 18 years of age and
  • Have complex behavioral challenges and or medical conditions and clinical treatment needs that meet the ICF-IID level of care and cannot be supported in the community and
  • Community resources have been explored and an appropriate community based program is not available.

All requests for admission must be supported by a letter of endorsement from the individual’s responsible Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO). 

Services

  • Residential, medical, habilitation (help in developing functional living skills) and training to promote independence, self determination and to support community living.
  • Facility based respite services to provide caregivers temporary relief.
  • The Family Infant Preschool Program (FIPP) provides support and resources to women who are pregnant and children from birth through five years of age with identified intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. 

Events

Annual Christmas Parade

Date and Time Details

Parade Line Up

Article: "J. Iverson Riddle Institute continues Christmas tradition"

Forms and Documents

Campus Work Program Forms:

Certificate Authorizing Special Minimum Wage Rates

Details and Instructions

Work Center Program - VE Forms

Certificate Authorizing Special Minimum Wage Rates

Details and Instructions

Admissions

Referral and Application Process

Other Forms and Documents

Notice of Privacy Practices

Contact

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center     
300 Enola Rd.
Morganton, NC  28655
828-433-2731

Todd Drum, Director
Admission Office:  828-438-6512
Consumer Advocate Office:  828-438-6473
Map to J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

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