Parent Resources Handbook


Attendant Care
Personal Care Service- PCS provides attendant care in your home Consumer Directed Services - Agencies provide accounting of state attendant care funds
In Home & Family Support - IHFS provides from home modifications and respite care
Camps
Camps - Camps for children and adults with disabilities
Cognitive Disabilities
Cognitive Disabilities - Services for your child with mental health or intellectual disabilities
Day Care (children & adults)

Group Homes - Coming soon
Physical Disabilities
Physical Disabilities - Services for your child with physical disabilities
Medical Transition - Moving from pediatric to adult physicians

Transition
Transition - Agencies who assist in the transition from school to adult living

Respite- Support Groups
Coming Soon

Guardianship - Power of Attorney
Guardianship - Different forms of guardianship are explained with a list of resources
Guardianship - Texas Guardianship Association information with examples of the need for Guardianship
Lone Star Legal Aid- Provides free or pro bono legal services if you qualify and an attorney is available
Medical Power of Attorney - Allows for the caregiver of an adult with a disability to make medical decisions
Power of Attorney FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Power of Attorney
Supported Decision-Making Agreement - Support and accommodate an individual with a disability to make life decisions.  Legal document naming the person providing support

Financial
ABLE Act - Tax-deferred savings for the care of people with disabilities
Energy Assistance Brochure - A Federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills.
Food Pantries - Coming Soon
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - One time financial assistance for grandparents caring for their grandchildren
Trust Funds - Allows individuals with special needs to continue receiving Medicaid and SSI

Medical
Health Insurance Premium Program - A Medicaid program that helps families pay for private health insurance
Medicaid Buy-in - for families whose income is a little too high to qualify for Medicaid
Medication Assistance - Agencies that help consumers get medications at a reduced price


Transportation

Medical Transportation - Helps Medicaid & CSHCN clients get to medical appointments and pharmacies
Go Bus - Bus transportation for rural areas - wheelchair accessible buses

Immigration
Immigration Services HHS - CC - Immigration services to low-income and under served immigrants and their families
Immigration Information - How to obtain a Green Card

Disability Organizations
Disability Information and Resources - Local and National organizations for specific disabilities