Parent Resources Handbook

  • These services are not sponsored by Tyler ISD

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    Attendant Care:  Personal Care Services - PCS provides attendant care in your home
            Consumer Directed Services - Agencies provide accounting of state attendant care funds

    Camps: Camps- Camps for children and adults with disabilities

    Cognitive Disabilities: MH-IDD Services  - Services for your child with mental health or intellectual disabilities

    Disability Organizations  Disability Information and Resources- Local & National organizations for specific disabilities

    Financial:  
         
      ABLE Act - Tax-deferred savings for the care of people with disabilities
            Energy Assistance - local nonprofit agencies who help with gas, electric &/or water bills
            Energy Assistance brochure - a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills.
            Equipment - Jacob's Place Facebook page to find or donate gently used equipment at NO cost      
            Food Pantries - local churches and nonprofits agencies who provide food for low-income households
            Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - one time financial assistance for grandparents caring for their grandchildren
            PATH services - food, housing, basic medical, mentoring, education, case management
            Trust Funds- allows individuals with special needs to continue receiving Medicaid & SSI

    Guardianship - Power of Attorney - Supported Decision-Making Agreement:
           
     Guardianship Overview  - different forms of guardianship are explained with a list of resource
            Guardianship - Texas Guardianship Association information with examples of the need for Guardianship
            Guardianship for Children with Special Needs - Rachael Griffith - a thorough overview of Guardianship by a local atorney
            Lone Star Legal Aid - Provides free or pro bono legal services if you qualify and an attorney is available
            Medical Power of Attorney - Allows for caregiver of adult with a disability to make medical decisions
            Power of Attorney FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Powers of Attorney
            Supported Decision-Making Agreement - to support and accommodate an individual with a disability to make life decisions
            Supported Decision-making form - legal document naming the person providing support

    Immigration 
            Immigration Services HHS - CC - Immigration services to low-income and underserved immigrants and their families.
            Immigration Information - How to obtain a Green Card

     Medical  
            Dental Assistance - Dental work done for free, reduced cost, sliding scale, or accept Medicaid/CHIP
            Health Insurance Premium Program - a Medicaid program that helps families pay for private health insurance. 
            Medical Clinic - Tyler Family Circle of Care - a clinic with a sliding scale
            Medicaid Buy-in - for families whose income is a little too high to qualify for Medicaid
            Medicaid Buy-in application - Application for Medicaid Buy-in
            Medication assistance - Agencies that help consumers get medications at a reduced price.

    Physical Disabilities: Physical Disabilities - Services for your child with physical disabilities
                                      Medical Transition - moving from pediatric to adult physicians

    Respite - Support Groups: Respite & Support Groups- Local agencies who provide respite services (breaks) and support groups for caregivers.

    Transition:   Transition - Agencies who assist in the transition from school to adult living

    Transportation  
            Medical Transportation - Helps Medicaid & CSHCN clients get to medical appointments and pharmacies.
            Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles - grant - Provides grants for accessible vans, wheelchair lifts, scooter or truck lifts, or car top carriers.
            Go Bus - Bus transportation for rural areas - wheelchair accessible buses
            Tyler Transit application - for individuals with disabilities to receive low rate transportation from your door to your destination