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The Arc offers an extensive referral network of information and assistance to families seeking services as well as disability-related information to the general public. 

We recommend searching our Resource Guide for its database of local, state and national disability related information. If you need further assistance, please contact  for your needs and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate staff.

Texas Health & Human Services

By providing a broad range of services to keep Texans healthy, Texas Health and Human Services employees are not only ensuring direct services are provided to those who qualify but helping to improve the overall health of all Texans.

Health | Texas Health and Human Services

STAR+PLUS is a Texas Medicaid managed care program for adults who have disabilities or are age 65 or older. Adults in STAR+PLUS get Medicaid healthcare and long-term services and supports through a health plan that they choose.

STAR+PLUS | Texas Health and Human Services

Guardianship Alternatives

Guardianship is a legal tool, which allows a person to make decisions for another person. It removes the civil rights and privileges of a person by assigning control of a person’s life to someone else. Although the state directs a court to “design a guardianship to encourage the development or maintenance of maximum self-reliance and independence of the incapacitated person,” it is not uncommon for courts to create full guardianships, which deprive persons with disabilities of the right to make fundamental decisions about their lives.

Guardianship Alternatives - TCDD (

Resume and Employment Guide for People with Disabilities

According to the Social Security Administration, there are over 8 million disabled workers in the United States. These workers often face challenges such as stereotyping, discrimination, and a lack of accomodations. Thankfully, there are a variety of legal protections and employment resources available that help people with disabilities overcome these challenges and advance their careers.

This article goes over best practices for resume writing, laws that protect you from discrimination, and several other topics that you should know about as a disabled worker.

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Disability Rights

Because people with disabilities are at a greater risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violation of legal and human rights, protection and advocacy organizations like Disability Rights Texas are needed.

Disability Rights Texas - Disability Rights Texas (

Information on Texas Medicaid Waiver Program Interest List 

Directly quoted from: Texas Medicaid Waiver

What state department handles the Medicaid waiver program for persons with disabilities in Texas? The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services handles the waivers for persons with disabilities.

What programs assist people who have developmental disabilities in Texas? 

1.) The Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) program, call 1-877-438-5658

2.)The Home and Community-based Services (HCS)

What is the best number to call to get started?

Call the Medicaid Hotline at 1-800-252-8263 OR, your local DAD's office -

List of more Resources

Local Resources for the Greater Houston Area. 
Disability Information and Support Groups 
All Disabilities/All Special Needs Services & Parent Support Groups

Local, State & National Resource Guide

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