Helpful Resources

State Support Programs/Agencies

Search “Texas Long-term Services and Supports Waiver Programs” to find an organized summary of State waiver assistance programs.  Two good sites are https://hhs.texas.gov/hhs-services or http://medicaidwaiver.org/state/texas.html.

There are several waiting lists you should get on now for services that will make a big difference later:

CLASS (Community Living & Support Services) – (877) 438-5658
MDCP (Medically Dependent Children’s Program) – (877) 438-5658
HCS   (Home & Community Services) – (512) 483-5800
TxHmL (Texas Home Living Program) – (512) 438-3011
(YES) Waiver (Youth Empowerment Services) – (512) 804-3191
Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program(STAP) – (512) 900-5445
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) Services Program – (800) 252-8023

These programs provide funding, based on the income of the individual with disabilities (not the family), for therapies, assisted/supported living, home and vehicle modifications, nursing, adaptive aids and more.  Waiting lists are years long; so sign up now!

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Is my child eligible? https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-eligibility-ussi.htm

The Office of Acquired Brain Injury –  (OABI) is Texas’ premier resource for providing education, awareness, prevention and service referral and coordination in regards to brain injury.

2-1-1 Texas is an online database for services and resources in your area.

Health and Human Services Division (HHSC)- the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) – Many programs and services previously administered or delivered by the former Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) have been transferred by the Texas Legislature to the Texas Workforce Commission or theTexas Health and Human Services Commission.

Texas Home Living Program (TxHmL) services are intended to supplement rather than replace the services and supports you may receive from other programs.

Amy Young Barrier Removal Program by Texas Department of Housingprovides one-time grants of up to $20,000 for Persons with Disabilities who need modifications to increase accessibility and eliminate hazardous conditions in their home. Program beneficiaries must include a Person with Disability, must have a household income that does not exceed 80% of the Area Median Family Income, and may be tenants or homeowners