Adaptive Aids
Adaptive aids consist of the following services, including repair and maintenance not covered by the warranty:
the full range of lifts, mobility aids, control switches/pneumatic switches and devices, environmental control
units, medically necessary supplies, and communication aids.

Counseling & Therapies
Components of counseling and therapies include:
  • Audiology
  • Dietary
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech/Language Pathology

Day Habilitation
Day habilitation includes:
  • Assisting individuals in acquiring, retaining, and/or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills
    necessary to reside successfully in the community.
  • Providing individuals with relevant activities that enhance self-esteem and maximize functional level.
  • Complementing any counseling and therapies listed in the IPC.
  • Reinforcing skills or lessons taught in school, therapy, or other settings.
  • Providing training and support activities which promote the individual's integration and participation in
    the community.
  • Providing assistance for individuals who can not manage their personal care needs during the day
    habilitation activities.
  • Providing transportation necessary for the individual's participation in day habilitation activities.
  • Providing services which are not being provided under Section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or
    Section 602(16) and (17) of the Individuals with Disabilities Act.

Dental Services
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • Preventative dental treatment
  • Therapeutic dental treatment
  • Orthodontic dental treatment

Minor Home Modifications
  • Purchase and repair of wheelchair ramps
  • Modifications to bathroom facilities
  • Modifications to kitchen facilities
  • Specialized accessibility and safety adaptations, including repairs and maintenance

  • Administering medication
  • Monitoring the individual's use of medication
  • Monitoring health data and information
  • Assisting the individual and/or LAR to secure emergency medical services for the individual
  • Making referrals for appropriate medical services
  • Performing health care procedures ordered or prescribed by a physician/medical practitioner and
    required by standards of professional practice or law to be performed by licensed nursing personnel
  • Delegating and monitoring tasks assigned to other service providers by a registered nurse (RN) in
    accordance with state law.

Residential Assistance
The following are the three types if residential assistance that can be provided:

Supported Home Living- Provided to individuals residing in their own residence or the residence of their
natural or adoptive family; or to individuals receiving foster care services from the Texas Department of
Protective and Regulatory Services.

HCS Foster Care/Companion Care- Provided in a private residence by a foster or companion care provider
who lives in the residence and who is not providing these services pursuant to a contract with Texas
Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

Residential Support- Provided to individuals by daily staff or by an individual staff member with periodic relief
staff. (3-bed and 4-bed models)

Residential assistance includes the following:
  • Providing direct personal assistance with activities of daily living (grooming, eating, bathing, dressing,
    and personal hygiene)
  • Assisting with meal planning and preparation
  • Securing and providing transportation
  • Assisting with housekeeping
  • Assisting with ambulating and mobility
  • Reinforcing counseling and therapy activities
  • Assisting with medications and the performance of tasks delegated by  Registered Nurse
  • Supervising individuals' safety and security
  • Facilitating inclusion in the community activities, use of natural supports, social interaction, participation
    in leisure activities, and development of socially valued behaviors
  • Providing habilitation, exclusive of day habilitation

  • Assistance with training in self-help and independent living skills
  • Provision of room and board when provided overnight in a setting other than the person's normal
  • Support of individuals in the HCS program who are eligible for respite and in need of emergency or
    planned short-term care
  • Assistance with receiving other needed services
  • Assistance with securing and providing transportation

Supported Employment
  • Supported employment is provided in an integrated provision of ongoing individualized support services
    needed to sustain paid work by the individual, including supervision and training.
  • The individuals receiving supported employment are compensated by the employer in accordance with
    the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Supported employment is provided when these services are not available or funded through the state
    education agency or the state rehabilitation agency.