Texas Legislature

IMPORTANT Update, May 8th, HHSC CMS Meeting and Revised Draft DY7-8 DSRIP Program Funding and Mechanics Protocol, Craig Kovacevich, Assoc. VP, Waiver Ops & Community Health Plans, UT Medical Branch at Galveston : HHSC is still in negotiations with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the request for an additional 21 months (January 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019). This draft PFM is contingent on CMS negotiations and approval of the protocols and on any applicable actions by the Texas Legislature.   Please read all information in the linked document above, which includes a summary of key changes from the first PFM draft, information on minimum point thresholds, next steps on the release of the Measure Bundles Protocol, and plans for a webinar. If you have questions, please send them to the waiver mailbox with subject line PFM. We will review questions and include responses in the Anchor notes for the Anchor call scheduled on May 26th.

Here is how President Trump’s budget would harm people with disabilities.  People with Disabilities and the Budget
Homeless Youth

Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth: This study provides a detailed account of labor and sexual exploitation experienced by homeless youth in Covenant House’s care in ten cities. A Ten-City Study Executive Summary

May 25th! 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Surviving Stressful Times
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To listen over the phone, call:  866-508-1266.

This training is being offered free of charge.
CEUs are provided for free as well. 
Location: DePelchin Children’s Center, 4950 Memorial Drive
(if using GPS, use 100 Sandman, 77007) 
Date/Time: June 15, 11 am to 1 pm – Bring your lunch!
Register Here: Michael Migura 

Since 1977, Spaulding for Children has been a recognized and respected bridge from foster care  to forever homes for special needs children in Houston and South Texas. As our organization celebrates 40 years of connecting and supporting families, we look to the future with a new  name—Arms Wide Adoption Services! I encourage you to watch this special video to learn more about this exciting change. Please Click Here for our New Website and scroll down the home page to find the video. 

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