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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program
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A program of the Texas Department of State Health Services, CSHCN provides services to children with extraordinary medical needs, disabilities, and chronic health conditions. The CSHCN Services Program's health care benefits include payments for medical care, family support services, and related services not covered by Medicaid, CHIP, private insurance, or other "third party payors." The program also contracts with agencies throughout the state to provide an array of clinical and support services to children with special health care needs and their families. The CSHCN Services Program also assists children and their families by supporting case management at DSHS regional offices throughout Texas.

Department of State Health Services - Texas Alzheimer's News
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Texas Alzheimer’s News is a collaborative effort of the Alzheimer's Association Coalition of Texas and the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. The Alzheimer's Disease Program at the Texas Department of State Health Services publishes this newsletter twice a year.

Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
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Provides resources and information on disabilities including committee members and law, publications, ADA, key laws, goals and recommendations, disability history, disability policy, statistics and information on local committees around the state.

Medicaid Application for People Age 65 and Older and People with Disabilities or for Medicare Savings Programs (PDF)
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Persons age 65 and older and persons with disabilities may complete this application for the Medicare Savings Program.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
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Works to improve people's understanding of disability issues and ensure that the service delivery system provides comprehensive services and supports that meet people's needs, is easy to access and cost effective.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
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Provides a comprehensive array of aging and disability services, supports, and opportunities that are easily accessed in local communities.

    Aging Texas Well
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    The Aging Texas Well (ATW) program helps ensure that Texans prepare individually for aging in all aspects of life and that state and local infrastructure— laws, policies, and services — support aging well throughout the lifespan.

    Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
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    Services funded under the Older Americans Act (OAA) are offered through 28 Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). OAA programs are aimed at helping people 60 years of age and older maintain their health, personal independence, dignity and ability to contribute to society. Provides a toll-free number to connect with the nearest of Texas's 28 affiliated Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) statewide.

    Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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    Works t o advise and make recommendations to state agencies and the state legislature to ensure that the needs of persons of all ages with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
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Administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?
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A new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. (Affordable Care Act)


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