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ITRT are defined as child care facility private non-medical institution model of service services for children with mental retardation, autism, severe mental illness, and/or emotional disorders, who require 24 hour supervision to be safely placed in their home and community.
ITRT must be provided in the least restrictive environment possible, with the goal of placement as close to the child’s home as possible. Families must remain as actively involved in their child’s care and treatment as possible. The purposes of ITRT are to provide all services to both treat the mental illness/disorder and to return the child to his/her family, home and community as soon as possible. ITRT provides structure and supportive supervised living environment and active behavioral treatment 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, as developed in a treatment plan. This environment is integral to supporting the learning experiences necessary for the development of adaptive and functional behavior to allow the child to live outside of an inpatient setting. ITRT are also subject to rules in MBM, Chapter III, Section 97, and Appendix D.