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    Disability

    People who are limited in one or more major life activities – hearing, seeing, thinking or memory, walking or moving, taking care of personal needs (bathing, feeding, dressing) or living independently – are said to have a disability.

    Topics: Disability

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    Acquired Brain Injury

    An acquired brain injury is brain damage caused by events after birth, rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder.

    Topics: Disability

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    STAR+PLUS Pilot Program (SP3)

    The STAR+PLUS Pilot Program, also called SP3, is a new pilot program that will test a managed care delivery model for long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, acquired brain injuries (ABI) and similar functional needs.

    Topics: Disability, Health

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    ECI’s Coaching Approach

    ECI providers use a coaching approach to work with families when delivering early intervention services. During the coaching process, parents become equipped to teach their child new skills.

    Topics: Children, Disability, Health

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    Choosing a Health Plan

    After you're approved for Medicaid or CHIP, you must pick a health plan. You will have at least two plans to choose from. Your health plan choices depend on where you live (PDF) and the program you're enrolled in.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health, Women

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    Programs for Children & Adults with Disabilities

    If you're looking for long-term care services and want to know what your options are, , call 2-1-1, , our hotline service for helping you find the services you need. If you have an intellectual or developmental disability or multiple disabilities, a local intellectual and developmental disability authority can help you find the services you need.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health

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    Children’s Medicaid & CHIP

    Children's Medicaid is a health care program for children in low-income families. CHIP is a health care program for children whose families earn too much to get Medicaid but cannot afford health insurance.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Disability, Financial, Health

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    Programs for Children & Families

    Medicaid and CHIP offer a variety of programs to provide health care for low-income children and families. Find the right program for your needs.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Disability, Health

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    Help Coordinating Your Services

    If you get Medicaid or CHIP, you might be able to get extra help with your services through your health plan or your providers.

    Topics: Benefits, Children, Disability, Health

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    Medical Transportation Program

    The Medical Transportation Program can arrange a ride to a doctor’s office, dentist’s office, hospital, drug store or any place that provides covered health care services. It can also pay for a bus, train or airplane ticket; or pay a friend, family member or neighbor to take you to your covered health care services.

    Topics: Aging, Benefits, Children, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Substance Use

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    Terrell State Hospital

    Terrell State Hospital services include adult psychiatric services, child and adolescent psychiatric services, geriatric psychiatric services and forensic competency restoration services.

    Topics: Aging, Children, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Safety, Substance Use

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    San Antonio State Hospital

    The San Antonio State Hospital is an in-patient psychiatric hospital with complete psychiatric and rehabilitative services.

    Topics: Aging, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Safety, Substance Use

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    North Texas State Hospital

    These campuses provide psychiatric services for mentally ill persons and persons with mental illness and intellectual developmental disabilities throughout the North Texas area, as well as the entire state.

    Topics: Aging, Children, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Safety, Substance Use

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    El Paso Psychiatric Center

    El Paso Psychiatric Center provides services to far West Texas, including adult psychiatric services and child and adolescent psychiatric services.

    Topics: Aging, Children, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Safety, Substance Use

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    Big Spring State Hospital

    Topics: Aging, Disability, Health, Mental Health, Safety, Substance Use