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Posts by Sandra Frizzell Batton

Do Not Decrease Rates for Direct Support Providers

James is 35, has Down Syndrome, and lived with his sister until he moved into a group home last summer with two other people. He has a part-time job, but the direct support professionals who work in his group home helped him fill out job applications, provide his transportation to and from work, and offer…

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COVID-19 Resources

PACSTX is regularly in communication with HHSC, sending up-dates to providers, and hosting provider calls. To access this information or to become a member, please reach out to Sandy at Below are key resources for providers. Updated 4/28/21 HCS Resources HCS COVID-19 Response Emergency Rules and Expansion of Reopening Visitation Emergency Rule – March…

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How group home residents are counted in the national census

Disability Rights is participating in the Texas Be Count Initiative. A fair and accurate census is crucial for people with disabilities – and indeed for every person. Between March 12 and the 20th, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. Reportedly group homes…

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