How to Join

Full Membership
Full membership is designed for proprietary and non-proprietary facilities that provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities, which includes Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA), Home and Community Based Waiver (“HCBW”) programs, community based Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD) facilities and Medically Complex for the Developmentally Disabled (MC/DD) facilities. Under the Center’s common ownership policies, persons who own or control more than one facility or program must pay dues based upon the total number of beds in all facilities controlled. Individuals or organizations that control four or more facilities have two years to file applications for membership for all facilities owned or controlled, once the application for the initial facility has been filed. For a full membership application, CLICK HERE

Individual Membership
Individual membership is designed for members of governing boards, or an administrator, supervisor, professional employee or associate member, and persons formerly employed by a full member, now retired, or who have left the health care field. A person who is associated with a non-member facility or program eligible for membership as a full member is not eligible for individual membership. For an individual membership application, CLICK HERE

Family/Guardian Membership
Family/Guardian membership is designed for a family or guardian of an individual with developmental disabilities.  For the purpose of this section, “family member “ is defined as a: mother;  father; sister; brother; daughter;  son; or legal guardian who is not employed with a provider member facility or program governing board member, or an administrator, supervisor,  or professional employee of a provider member.  Family/Guardian members shall have the right to attend open meetings of the membership, to serve on committees and task forces.  For an family/guardian membership application, CLICK HERE

Associate/Affiliate Members
Associate membership is designed for long term care companies, such as vendors and suppliers, who wish to join the Center/ IHCA.  An entity that owns, manages or controls long term care facilities/programs that are eligible for full membership is only eligible for associate membership if all of the long term care facilities or programs related to it by ownership, management, or control are full members of the association. For an associate/affiliate membership application, CLICK HERE

Student Membership
The Center’s student membership is designed for students currently attending an educational institution and enrolled full-time in classes relating to developmental disabilities or a health-related field unless employed by a non-member facility or program eligible for membership as a provider member.   A student may not be employed in or an owner of a long term health care facility.  Student members shall have the right to attend open meetings of the membership, to serve on committees and task forces.  For a student membership application, CLICK HERE