There are three 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) (800) 458-9858
These programs provide funding, based on the income of the individual with disabilities (not the family), for therapy, assisted/supported living, home and vehicle modifications, nursing, adaptive aids, and more. Waiting lists are years long; so, sign up now!
Remember that you can always decline the services when your child’s name is at the top of the list.
The longer you wait to get on the list, the longer it will take to receive necessary services and support.
CLASS (Community Living & Support Services) - CLASS provides home- and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or a related condition. A related condition is a disability, other than an intellectual disability, that originated before age 22 and that affects a person's ability to function in daily life.
MDCP (Medically Dependent Children Program) - The program provides services to support families caring for children and young adults who are medically dependent and to encourage de-institutionalization of children in nursing facilities. Texas Health and Human Services employees provide case management services.
HCS (Home and Community-based Services) - The Home and Community-based Services program provides individualized services and supports persons with intellectual disabilities who are living with their family, in their own home, or in other community settings, such as small group homes.