What are Blind and Visually Impaired Services?
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) works with people who are blind and visually impaired to help them reach their independence goals.
What Services can I Get?
- The Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program provides information and works with each child and family to create a Family Service Plan tailored to the child's needs and circumstances.
- The Blindness Education, Screening and Treatment Program provides blindness education, vision screenings and urgent eye medical treatment services.
- The Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) program provides home and community based services to individuals of all ages with deafblindness and another disability.
- Independent Living Services works with people who have significant disabilities to maximize their empowerment, independence and productivity through integration and full inclusion into society.
Where do I Apply?
Call the Office of the Ombudsman at 877-787-8999, select a language and then select Option 3. You also can submit your request online.
For DBMD, contact the interest list at 877-438-5658. For questions about DBMD, please email: DBMDPolicy@HHSC.State.Tx.Us.
What Services Moved to the Texas Workforce Commission?
On Sept. 1, 2016, these services moved to the Texas Workforce Commission: