Responsibilities and Activities


The IDDSAC acts in an advisory capacity to the IDD Services department and the AACOG Board of Directors by:

1)  Contributing, reviewing, and making recommendations to the development and content of the Local Plan for services for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in Bexar County;

2)  Ensuring objectivity in the ongoing Implementation of the network development processes, and provider monitoring activities; and

3)  Preparing biannual reports for the AACOG Board of Directors on issues related to the needs and priorities of the local service area and implementation of plans and contracts.




1)  Members must reside in Bexar County and are appointed by the AACOG Board of Directors.

2)  Members are chosen without regard to sex, race, sexual orientation, color, creed, national origin, age or disability. The membership will reflect the geographic, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the community.

3)  At least 50% of the membership are either consumers with intellectual and developmental disabilities or their family members.

4)  Members also include people representing community based organizations that have a stake in and advocate for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

5)  Members have the ability to provide meaningful and objective input regarding the following:

a.  Business and financial management
b.  Advocacy and client needs
c.  Community development
d.  Legal Issues
e.  Governmental processes
f.  Community leadership
g.  School and educational representation 

9)  Terms are stacked in 2 and 3 year terms.

Guiding Principles

Consumer Choice

The development of a Provider Network for IDD services will provide consumers with choice and access to Plan services. AACOG will ensure choice, access and best value through continued efforts for expansion of the network and services.

Consumer Input

With input from consumers, families, and other stakeholders in the community, AACOG will continue with the development of a Provider Network.

Consumer Access

AACOG and the Provider Network will attempt to provide consumers with convenient access to services.

Consumer Driven

Consumers are to be active partners with AACOG in treatment planning, policy-making and local planning.