This list is very long and can take many years to access so it is best to get on it as early as possible for children to receive the services when they are young adults.
-HCS may be available to any Texas resident not living in an institutional setting who: 1. Has an IQ of 69 or below or has an approved related condition with an IQ of 75 or below. 2. Has mild to severe deficits in adaptive behavior. 3. Is eligible for Medicaid benefits. 4. Is not enrolled in any other Medicaid waiver program.
HCS provides: Residential services, Group home care, Host home/ companion care, Respite services, Day habilitation, Employment services, Nursing services, Dental services, Behavioral support, Supported home living (transportation), Social work, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Dietary services, Audiology services, Cognitive rehabilitation services (services for people with brain injury), Accessible minor home modifications, Adaptive aids and Transition assistance services.
The HCS provider can provide personal assistance services, habilitation or emergency response services through the Community First Choice (CFC) program to individuals who live in their own home or family home. Individuals can also receive unlimited prescriptions through the Medicaid Vendor Drug Program.
Those interested in receiving HCS services are placed on an interest list by contacting the local intellectual and developmental disability authority (LIDDA) that serves the county in which they live. Find the LIDDA that serves your area at https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/contact/la.cfm. An offer of the HCS program depends on individual need, one’s date of placement on the interest list and the availability of funding for the program. Once HHSC approves an offer for HCS, the LIDDA serving a local service area will assist with the application process, as well as coordinate the enrollment and ongoing services.
To locate areas other than Tarrant County go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/contact/la.cfm.