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Data on J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center (JIRDC), located in Morganton, is the state-operated developmental center for North Carolina 's western region. The center provides services and supports 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.

Services and supports include:

  • Residential, medical, habilitation (help in developing functional living skills) and training to promote independence and self- determination.
  • Facility-based therapeutic respite services to provide evaluations and assessments to individuals experiencing specific medical and/or behavioral challenges.
  • Facility-based respite services to provide caregivers temporary relief.

The developmental centers are inspected at least annually by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). external link graphic Inspectors may also conduct inspections in order to assess problems that arise between recertification visits.  CMS decides whether the developmental centers are in Riddle graphic compliance with standards and thereby eligible to receive payment through Medicare and/or Medicaid.  Copies of CMS inspections are available from the DHHS Public Affairs Office at 919-733-9190. Ready NC Connect NC