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:
Community First Choice

For Medicaid recipients who have disabilities and STAR + medical coverage there is a federal, cost-effective option for attendant and habilitation services.

To be eligible you must:

- qualify for medicaid
- need help with daily activities such as dressing, bathing and eating
- need an instutional level of care

The beginning date for this option is June 1, 2015.

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UPCOMING FREE Annual Spanish Speaking Seminar for Families in August of 2015

TOPIC: “Practical information on resources, genetics, and child development for parents of children with special needs” .


Information on Seminar, Registration Form, Exhibiter Table Form

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 (Resource Guide and Information Links). 

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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