BCVDDAP blind children's specialist works with each child and family to create a service plan tailored to the child's needs and circumstances. BEST provides free vision screenings and financial assistance to Texas residents for medically urgent eye treatment with a referral from your ophthalmologist.
Technical assistance and consultation services
Resources on educational intervener trainings
Information on deaf/blindness, including effective strategies to support children with combined hearing and vision loss.
Information and support in finding local, state and national resources.
Where Do I Apply?
Call the Office of the Ombudsman at 877-787-8999, select a language and then select Option 3. You also can submit your request online.
For the Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program, you can also email BlindChildrensProgram@hhs.texas.gov.
For DBMD, contact the interest list at 877-438-5658. For questions about DBMD, please email: DBMDPolicy@hhs.texas.gov
BEST provides free vision screenings and financial assistance to Texas residents for medically urgent eye treatment with a referral from your ophthalmologist.
To be eligible for the program, you must: Be at least 18 years of age, a Texas resident, not have insurance or any other resource in which to pay for treatment, not be legally blind.
From 6499 must be completed and include: physician fee, anesthesiology fee, and facility fee.