Special Services to Persons with Disabilities (SSPD)

Special Services to Persons with Disabilities

The SSPD program provides services in a variety of settings to assist clients in developing the skills needed to remain in the community as independently as possible.

SSPD 24-Hour Shared Care

This program makes attendant care available to clients on a 24-hour basis. Clients live independently in clustered living arrangements and use this service to achieve habilitative or rehabilitative goals. This service is available only in Houston, Texas.


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How to Become a Provider

For information about how to become a provider, please contact hhseopcm@hhsc.state.tx.us

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