Prenatal alcohol exposure affects 2 to 5 percent of all children. Yet, despite it being the leading cause of intellectual disabilities, it remains an issue often misunderstood by the public.

Ricky Broussard spent 29 years living in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability. Today, because of person-centered planning, he lives in his own apartment and gets 60 hours of care a week from one full-time and one part-time staff member.

After living 29 years in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability, learn how person-centered planning helped Ricky Broussard increase his independence.

Several reports of a possible telephone scam have been made involving people identifying themselves as being from Texas Health and Human Services.

HHS is looking for people to serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee Self-Directed Care Advisory Subcommittee. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2017.

Texas Health and Human Services and the nonprofit Texas System of Care invite students to create artwork showing why mental health matters.

Do you support clients with intellectual or developmental disabilities? A free, online training series, focusing on mental health, helps people who care for, support or advocate for people with IDD.

Consider being a volunteer with one of Texas Health and Human Services' programs to improve the lives of aging Texans and those with disabilities.

IT Project Manager Jason Dresner, Protective Services Intake Specialist Mimi Smith and SWI Associate Commissioner Ric Zimmerman display the Statewide Intake “Top Work Place” awards for 2015 and 2016. Statewide Intake was selected as one of the Top Workplaces for 2016 by the Austin American-Statesman. SWI staff responded to a questionnaire from the newspaper. Based on those responses, the division qualified as a top workplace in the “mid-sized companies” category.

DFPS's Statewide Intake division was named one of the best places in Austin to work for the past two years.

On Nov. 2, faith leaders from across Texas gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin to explore how the faith-based community can help find loving homes for thousands of children waiting to be adopted.

To highlight ways that faith leaders can support children and fragile families, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services hosted a Faith Leader Summit Nov. 2 at the State Capitol in Austin.

Pregnant woman spraying mosquito repellent on her arm

Texas Medicaid Brings Back Mosquito Repellent Benefit

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced today that it is reinstating the Medicaid benefit for mosquito repellent due to the first reported case of Zika virus disease likely transmitted by a mosquito in Texas. Read the full news release.