What is CDS?
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Consumer Directed Services allows people who receive services from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to hire and manage the people who provide their services.
The program is the result of Senate Bill 1586, 76th Texas Legislature, which allows a voucher payment option that empowers people to make personal decisions related to the delivery of personal assistance and respite services within their current home and community-based program. Click here to learn more.
|Program Name||Type of Service|
|Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)||Habilitation services, respite services, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, hearing and language services, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, employment assistance, supported employment and support consultation|
|Consumer Managed Personal Attendant Services (CMPAS)||Personal assistance services|
|Deaf-Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)||Residential habilitation (less than 24 hours), intervener, respite services, supported employment, employment assistance and support consultation|
|Home and Community-based Services (HCS)||Supported home living, respite services, nursing, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, supported employment, employment assistance and support consultation|
|Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)||Respite services and flexible family support services delivered by an attendant or a nurse, employment assistance and supported employment|
|Primary Home Care (PHC), Family Care (FC), Community Attendant Services (CAS)||Personal assistance services|
|Texas Home Living (TxHmL)||All services and support consultation|