State Assistance and Funding

There are three waiting lists you should get on NOW for services you might need later:
CLASS (Community Living & Support Services)

Phone: (877) 438-5658
MDCP (Medically Dependant Children’s Program)
Phone: (877) 438-5658
HCS (Home & Community Services)
Phone: 361-575-0611 (Gulf Bend MHMR Center)

The programs listed above provide financial assistance, therapies, assisted/supported living, adaptive aids nursing & more. Funding is based on income of the individual with disabilities. Waiting lists are years long.

Note: Some assistance & funding noted below is family income based & some is not. Be sure to look at the websites to see if you qualify.

If your child is 0-3 years old also refer to Early Childhood Intervention services.

Community Based Alternatives Program (CBA)
Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services
Phone: 210-337-3550
www.dads.state.tx.us/services/interestlist/index.html

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Phone: 877-KIDS-NOW or 877-543-7669
www.chipmedicaid.org

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CHSCN)
Texas Department of State Health Services
Phone: 210-949-2157
www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn

Community Living Assistance & Support Services Program (CLASS)
Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services
Phone: 877-438-5658
www.dads.state.tx.us/services/interestlist/index.html

Gulf Bend MHMR Center
6502 Nursery Drive Suite, 100, Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: 361-575-0611
www.gulfbend.org

Home & Community Services (HCS)
Gulf Bend MHMR Center
6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100, Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: 361-575-0611
www.gulfbend.org

Texas Medicaid
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Phone: 800-252-8263
www.hhsc.state.tx.us/medicaid

Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services
Phone: 877-438-5658
www.dads.state.tx.us/services/interestlist/index.html

Disclaimer – The individuals that have developed this Resource Guide have done so with the intent of helping others to become aware of treatments, therapy options or services available for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. We assume no responsibility for the use made of any information contained in this document. Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified individual to decide what treatment, therapy options or services are appropriate for the specific individual.

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