Person-Centered Planning for People in Waiver Programs

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How Do I Know If I Can Get Person-Centered Planning?

If you get services from one of these programs, you will have a person-centered plan:

  • Community First Choice
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCS)
  • HCS Adult Mental Health
  • HCS delivered through STAR Health
  • Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
  • STAR Kids
  • Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
  • Youth Empowerment Services (YES)

Who Decides What Is In My Plan?

You, with the help of your team, decide what’s in your plan. You can have family members or friends come to your planning meeting, if you want. The team you pick will talk about your dreams, likes, what you do well and what you need help with. These are put into action steps and services you need to reach your choices. These steps and services are put into your plan to support your outcomes.

What Goes In My Plan?

Your plan will be written so that you and your family can understand it. We call this writing in plain English. Your cultural preferences will be considered as well. You and anyone who helps with the planning process will get to sign the plan when it’s finished, and you will get a copy.

Your plan is good up to one year, unless there is a need to update it sooner or if you change your mind.

Your plan will include:

  • The outcomes and goals you and your planning team decide on.
  • Your choice regarding services and providers.
  • Information on your individualized supports and services.

For more information, email the Office of Disability Services Coordination.