Services and Supports, Continued

Employment Assistance

This service provides assistance to an individual in locating paid, competitive employment in the community. It includes help to identify employment preferences, job skills, work requirements and conditions.

Supported Employment

This service is provided to an individual who has paid competitive employment in the community. It provides support to sustain that employment.

Specialized Therapies

This service provides assessment and treatment by licensed or certified professionals in the areas of nursing, counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, audiology, dietary and behavioral supports.

Vocational Training

This service provides day training in a sheltered workshop setting to enable an individual to obtain employment.

Day Habilitation

This service provides assistance with acquiring, retaining and improving self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life. Day habilitation is provided in a group setting on a regularly scheduled basis and includes personal care assistance.

In-Home and Family Support

This program disburses funds to eligible individuals/families to pay for services or items that meet a need related to the individual's disability or co-occurring physical disability. The program allows individuals to maintain or improve their ability to live in the community. Annual assistance up to $2,500 can be used to pay for specialized equipment, home modifications, medical services, personal attendant services, training and respite.

To access Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Services contact the MR Intake Coordinator at 940-565-5249.

To access Mental Health Services contact the Crisis Line at 1-800-762-0157 or 940-387-5555.

TTY 1-800-269-6233

Other Services and Supports

Contact the MR Intake Coordinator or go to the Department of Aging and Disability Services website www.dads.state.tx.us to obtain additional information about other services and supports such as:

  • Community Based Alternatives (CBA)
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Program (CLASS)
  • Deaf –Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
  • Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for MR (ICF-MR)
  • Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services (DARS)