The Arc: Greater Houston Chapter

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetime.

SERVING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES       ACHIEVE WITH US

Education & Training

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Our special education trainings offer families and professionals the tools needed to help a child with special needs achieve the right services in school. These include:
* Special Education 101
* Other Education Trainings

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Social, Leisure & Respite Programs

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These programs are for children and adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their peers. Programs range from regularly occuring, single day events to weekend respite, vacations and week-long Summer camps and vacations

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UPDATE:
Monthly Dances

imageThere will be no Monthly Dances in May, June and Juky 2015 due to a severe water main break at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (where the monthly dances are held). The facility will be closed for several months. Please check the Monthly Dances web page for updated scheduling and information.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION UPDATE ON STAR + PLUS FOR HARRIS COUNTY

STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care program for people who have disabilities or are age 65 or older  (https://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid/managed-care/mmc/starplus-expansion/) . People in STAR+PLUS get Medicaid health-care and long-term services and support through a medical plan that they choose.
If you are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid (also known as “dual eligible”) and you join STAR+PLUS, you will keep getting regular health-care services through your Medicare doctor. STAR+PLUS does not change the way you get Medicare services.
Star+Plus Expanded statewide on September 1, 2014 to include people over the age of 18 with intellectual and developmental disabilities who now receive their basic health services (acute care) through a STAR+PLUS health plan.
Services provided through the Community Based Alternatives (CBA) program are now provided through the STAR+PLUS Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).

Initial enrollment into the Star+Plus Program is handled by Maximus:www.maximus.com; Regional Manager:   Elva Caballero  281-260-9871

Harris Service Area includes:
Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Matagorda, Montgomery, Waller, and Wharton counties

Medical Plans available for Harris Service Area are:
Amerigroup, Molina Healthcare of Texas, United Healthcare Community Plan

Amerigroup:
Online directory: https://providers.amerigroup.com/pages/providerdirectory.aspx
Service Coordination direct line:  1-866-696-0710

Molina Healthcare:
Online directory: https://providersearch.molinahealthcare.com/Provider/ProviderSearch?RedirectFrom=MolinaStaticWeb&memstate=tx&State=tx&Coverage=medicaid
Service Coordination direct line:  1-866-409-0039

United Healthcare:
Online directory: http://www.uhccommunityplan.com/content/dam/communityplan/plandocuments/providerdirectory/TX_Star_Plus_Provider_Directory_Harris.pdf
Service Coordination direct line: 1-800349-0550

 

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION  

One of our primary goals is to provide families and professionals with information than can be easily accessed and used independently at any time. To help achieve this we have a resource webpage with links to local, state and national organizations serving the needs of people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities (more information).

Tier 1 Designation

The Arc: Greater Houston Chapter has been recognized by the Standards of Excellence Institure as having met all the requirements for the Standards for Excellence® Tier One. (for more information on tier levels, partner organizations and the institute)

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