Attendant Management Training and an Important community teleconference on Attendant Services

Feb 10 2020

Attendant Management Training

Thursday, February 27th, 10:00 - 3:00 pm at REACH OF PLANO Office

Featuring
information from the Texas State Independent Living Council, learn how to find, train, manage and fire an Attendant to maximize your independence in the community. Lunch provided, must RSVP and request any needed accommodations 2 weeks in advance. Call or email Julie Espinoza 972/398-1111.

Important community teleconference on Attendant Services

A conference call will be held February 17, 2020 at 2:30pm CST. 866-642-1665 code 385738. Please RSVP to ronniebonners@aol.com by Friday February 14, 2020.

To: CMPAS stakeholders

RE: Program Continuation Efforts
In the Fall of 2019, we began an inquiry as to the viability of the state of Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to maintain (keep and grow) the Consumer Managed Personal Attendant Services (CMPAS) program. CMPAS is provided for a specific, non-Medicaid population of people with disabilities needing long-term attendant services.

A conference call will be held February 17, 2020 at 2:30pm CST. 866-642-1665 code 385738. Please RSVP to ronniebonners@aol.com by Friday February 14, 2020

The efforts thus far have lead us to realize that CMPAS is a program that is very necessary to the spectrum of HHSC Long Term Services and Supports and that CMPAS is not compulsory or mandated in the eyes of our Texas legislatures who has final funding authority for its continued success. Hence the problem.

With this said, your assistance is needed most urgently to make sure that all CMPAS stakeholders have the opportunity to be involved and ensure the program’s continuance into the future. It is time to unite to work toward this goal.