For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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

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Resources
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 (Resource Guide and Information Links). 

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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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Special Education Trainings & Assistance

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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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Our Boot Scootin' Barbeque is just around the corner

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Please join us for our annual Boot Scootin' BBQ to support our programs. We will be dancin', BBQ eatin' (Pappas BBQ funded by Halliburton) and a hootin' and a hollerin'! Your presence, donations and silent aucton bidding all ensure our continued services. Come on out y'all !

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Tier 1 Recognition

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)

NEW BOARD MEMBERS ADDED AT OUR ANNUAL BOARD MEETING

The Arc of Greater Houston is pleased to announce our new and continuing board member roster for 2016. Members were officially elected at our open, annual Board Meeting on January 19, 2016. 

All of our hard work would not be possible without their significant contributions. A big thank to all of you!

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: 1-800-349-0550