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  • News
    June 20, 2022
    HHS is celebrating Deafblind Awareness Week, June 26–July 2, by hosting two awareness events and highlighting its programs and staff who work with the deafblind community.

    Topics: Children, Health, Disability

  • News
    April 25, 2022
    In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, the HHS Texas Brain Injury programs hosted a free virtual conference focusing on how resilience is fostered in the brain injury recovery process.

    Topics: Disability

  • News
    April 4, 2022
    Since 2013, the HHS Children’s Autism Program has provided approximately 700,000 hours of Applied Behavior Analysis services to Texas children.

    Topics: Disability, Health, Children

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
    March 22, 2022
    The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is hosting a free virtual conference on March 30-31 to raise awareness about brain injuries and educate health care providers across the state on treatment options.

    Topics: Health, Disability

  • News
    February 24, 2022
    During National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, the ODPC is hosting a free statewide virtual conference.

    Topics: Health, Disability

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    The Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP) provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits to Texas households where all household members are either older adults (age 60 and older) or people with disabilities.

    Topics: Benefits, Food, Aging, Disability

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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

  • Reports and Presentations

    The report provides a status on the distribution of the Guide to mothers, fathers, and caregivers in both English and Spanish relating to the development, health, and safety of a child from birth until age five.

    Topics: Children, Disability

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    Seniors, adults with disabilities and some children with disabilities who don't have health insurance might be able to get health coverage through the Medicaid for the Elderly and People with Disabilities program.

    Topics: Health, Disability

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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

  • Pages
    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