Here is a recording of our latest free webinar from 10/18/18 “Digital Transformation” presented by Eric Dodd VP of Sales from Taskmaster Pro (TMP)

In this workshop, Eric covers how you can improve your workflows, compliance, and billing with simple tools for your staff. Digital transformation doesn’t have to be disruptive to your business. In fact, you should be using technology to grow and improve efficiency.  Applying the intricacies of the IDD market to a software platform can be both easy and effective.  Come learn about a myriad of topics including: – Simplify SDLs – Task/Time management for DSPs – Documentation automation – Incident Management – Training & Compliance Don’t settle for a ‘data in and data out application’ that will only frustrate your staff and add more complexity to your already cumbersome reporting requirements.  Grow your business, improve staff retention, and increase profitability with effective digital transformation

We hope to have a part II soon to spend more time discussing SDL’s, Time management , and Incident Management using electronic records.

State Agencies

Federal Agencies


Adaptive Equipment

  • Adaptivation – Functional switches and other adaptive equipment. Free product catalog available by request.
  • Enabling Devices: Functional switches and other adaptive equipment. Free product catalog available by request.
  • Prentke Romich Company: In our opinion, one of the best companies at dealing with Medicaid Title XIX/DME requests for communication devices.
    Note: Do expect to get denied several times by Medicaid before they approve the request, but Prentke Rom will explain how this works. Often times more information about the consumer is required.
  • Mobility Works–   Client Care Center at 1-877-275-4907
    239 Commercial Dr
    Buda TX 78610
    GM: Carmen Garcia

    4150 Interstate 30
    Mesquite TX 75150
    GM: Mark Singer

    Fort Worth
    2110 North Beach Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76111
    GM: Andrew Blumberg

    San Antonio
    6473 De Zavala Rd
    San Antonio, TX 78249
    GM: Ty Beck

    16262 IH-35
    North Selma, TX 78154
    GM: Ty Beck

    2700 Franklin Ave
    Waco TX 76710
    GM: Daniel Albrecht

Home Modification

The Texas Ramp Project “Building Freedom for the Homebound”

Austin Area:

  • Travis County Housing Services
  • City of Austin Barrier Removal Program – “The Architectural Barrier Removal (ABR) Program modifies the homes of seniors and people with disabilities who have limited income and would like their homes more accessible. These accessibility modifications help clients remain in their homes longer and live with a greater degree of independence. All services are free to eligible persons.”

Fort Worth Area

Tarrant County Housing Partnership, Inc. American Disability Act (ADA) Architectural Barrier Removal Program

For persons needing Minor Home Mods. for persons owning their own home in Tarrant County

  • Must be a low income Tarrant County Resident
  • Must be located in Tarrant County
  • Must be physically disabled (documented by physician)
  • Must own your home
  • Must have a specific existing barrier in home

Houston Area

Center for Independent Living
Southwest Houston & Angleton. Housing advice, assistance and counseling for persons with disabilities.

Gulf Coast Community Services Association
Multiple locations. The Home & Safety Security Program conducts homes inspections for elderly persons or persons with disabilities to check for safety and security concerns. Includes installation of wheelchair ramps, and basic repairs.

Home of Your Own Program (HOYO)
Down payment assistance, home modification funds, and home buying education classes for individuals with disabilities, and their families. Services available in Spanish.

Adaptive Access – “We offer wheelchair accessible home remodeling and modifications in Houston Texas and the surrounding area. Our service begins with a free evaluation of your home. Contact us today to see how our experience in handicap wheelchair accessible home modifications and accessories for the elderly, senior citizen, or physically challenged, remodeling and construction can work for you. We also offer a wide range of accessibility and safety products for your home including a full line of bathroom accessories, grab bars, railings, shower units, shower and tub seats. Custom grab bars and railings is one of our specialties, contact us with your specifications.”

Project Mend (Medical Equipment Network for the Disabled) – Durable Medical Equipment Loans and Repair

They recycle needed equipment and give it to those in need (on loan until it is no longer needed). There are income requirements and proof of income must be verified. A doctor’s prescription for the equipment must be obtained.

Health Equipment Recycling Coalition (HERC) – 713.524.1217
Central. Durable medical equipment loan program.
OT/PT Rehab services in Houston Area

Bay Area Rehabilitation Center (Adult Day Health Program)
Baytown. Day program designed for adults who are unable to live independently, with a holistic approach supporting each participant’s capacity for functional independence. Ages 22 and up.




Behavioral Support for our individuals with IDD (they will come to you wherever you are) and now also featuring:  Quality of Life Curriculum

To learn more, visit Michelle Garcia, Psy.D. & Associates online at:

Sex Education and Healthy Relationships

  • Are you supporting persons who need training on boundaries and social cues?
  • Do you encounter sexually inappropriate behaviors?
  • What are your thoughts on individuals diagnosed with IDD dating?
  • How do we reduce the likelihood of persons with developmental disabilities committing sexual crimes and/or being a victim of sexual crimes?
  • How do we best teach the skills that are involved in having healthy relationships and reducing sexually inappropriate behaviors for individuals of all ages and ability levels?

This curriculum is already being used in Pennsylvania and is achieving significant results (up to 46% increase in knowledge).

This curriculum is all inclusive so that you will have everything you need to teach the lessons (other than a few miscellaneous materials that are recommended in the lessons).

This is web-based, so unlike other curriculums – you are not just buying a book that you have to figure out and use, you are obtaining a program that is facilitated by our team so you will always have the supports and directions you need to run the curriculum.

With this curriculum, they have incorporated ways to make sure the learning achieved is sustained over time. • This curriculum includes a multimedia approach.

This curriculum covers topics from self-esteem and puberty to sexting, masturbation, safety, and appropriateness of public vs. private (clothing, behaviors, comments etc.).

Furthermore, they will make and provide adjustments and improvements to the curriculum every 2-3 years so it is current.



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Sammy’s House                                                                                                                                       



Phone:  512-453-5258

Address:  2415 Twin Oaks Drive Austin, Texas 78757

Sammy’s House is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative services for children who are medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed. Our mission is to fill the gaps in services for these underserved children by creating programs that help children and families thrive through education, high quality early childhood programming, parent education and community education on tolerance and recognizing the value and capabilities of all persons.Sammy’s House thrives on improving the quality of life for children with special needs. We are currently focusing on creating or improving our educational intervention programs.

Our specialized curriculum offers a hands-on approach to learning. An emphasis has been placed on science, math, and literacy which will bridge the achievement gap typically seen in children with special needs while building a foundation for communication.Sammy’s House serves approximately 250 children per year.

Many of the children we serve have multiple physical and/or cognitive disabilities. 

Impact Statement:Sammy’s House operates a child development center and a respite care program. The Sammy’s House model of care and educational invention utilizes assessments and personalized curriculum to bridge the gap in academic success for children with special needs. This model also supports children who are in protective care allowing them time and support to recover from various life experiences and transitions. 

Sammy’s House has served over 4,500 children since inception. In addition, our extended care giving hour allows parents to gain and/or maintain employment. Our affordable childcare rates and flexible business model invites children on subsidy and/or scholarships to attend allowing Sammy’s House to reach out to families who are economically challenged. 

Sammy’s House has no restrictions on enrollment, accepting students with a wide breadth of diagnosis to attend. Our respite care program provides care outside of normal childcare hours to give parents a break in care to prevent potential abuse and neglect.

  • The Arc of Texas: This website gives you information on programs offered by the Arc and available resources through them. Such as: assistance with guardianship and estate planning, community inclusion, advocacy, etc…
  • Assistive Technology News Portal: This website offers free news, articles, product reviews and all product and vendor information of assistive technology devices.

Dr. Rev. Carla Cheatham from Buckner Village Hospice:

Hospice Whispers: Stories of Life, is available for FREE today-this Friday-1/30/15 and Saturday-1/31/15
The E-book (not the audiobook through Audible) is available here:
I would really appreciate your helping the author:  Dr. Rev. Carla Cheatham,  to get the word out about the free offer far and wide. She really want to help folks better understand hospice and fear it less.
Hospice is actually a wonderful and often much needed resource for our individuals with special needs and their families.
HCS and ICF Providers often forget that they can access Hospice as a resource for the individuals they work with and their families and many do not understand when and why they might need to access hospice for their individuals with special needs.

RH2 Consulting:  RH2’s services feature Policy Studies, Program Evaluation, Outreach Activities, Healthcare Funding, Research Support, Management Efficiency Studies/ Performance Reviews, Healthcare Fraud/ Overpayment Studies.

RH2’s goal is to provide its clients with real help. If you need a topic researched to advocate, educate or motivate we can help. We make it our business to understand your goals so that at the end of the day you don’t have just a report, you have information you can put to use.Since July 2003, RH2 has been providing public policy consulting services to both public and private sector clients. Whether you’re a state government with an operations problem, an organization trying to resolve a thorny public policy issue, a non-profit evaluating your programs, a hospital or other agency dealing with health care funding or issues of the uninsured, RH2 has the expertise to provide you with real help.Website for more information:

Contact Robin Herskowitz
Tel: (512) 496-2106


Texas Assistive Technology Resources
The DRM Regional Resources Directory: This is a great website for locating other resource sites in the State of Texas in such areas as: Abuse, MR & MH services, Housing Assistance, Advocacy, Assistive Technology, Blindness & Visual Impairments, Deafness, Aging, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Spinobifida, Vocational Rehab., etc…
Resource Guide on Higher Education for People with Disabilities



Houston Area

Intellectual and Development Disabilities Needs Council of Harris County
Project DOCC of Houston: Services for Children with MR and other Disabilities. Great website for information on providers of services for Children and in some cases Adults with Mental Retardation and other Special Needs.
Bay Area Rehab Center Resource Link: Great resources link for services to persons with disabilities in Houston area as well Statewide, and National resources.

San Antonio/Bexar County

Disability SA Also check out the PDF resource guide below from this same site:



 “We are a full-service CPA firm licensed in TX. We offer a broad range of services for business owners, executives, and independent professionals.                                               We are affordable, experienced, and friendly.”

400 N. St. Paul Street | Suite 1040
Dallas, TX 75201 
Office 1: (469) 708-4272 
Office 2: (214) 559-6900 
Text: (469) 701-2170


Kristy Cortez CPA PC

Certified Public Accountant
10711 Burnett Rd. Ste 305
Austin, TX 78758


Diane Fulmer
She has years of professional accounting experience as well as providing cost reporting and accounting for ICF & HCS Providers. Twogether Consulting continues to receive great feedback from providers receiving her services.

100 S. Harris St. Suite 120
Round Rock, TX 78664
Ph: 1-512-388-0582
Fax: 1-512-244-1469



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Joanalys Smith- Legal Counselor and Attorney at Law                                                                                                                                                                                             Partner at:  Smith & Associates Legal Counselors    (Joanalys has presented many times for The Private Provider’s Association of Texas and she is a champion of  the Provider of IDD services as well as the individuals themselves.  She understands the needs of IDD providers and she understands the rules and regulations for these programs.  If you have need for a lawyer for assisting you with appealing a decision from HHSC (i.e. Survey, Cost Reporting Audit, Billing Audit, etc..), she is a great resource.

office: 512-261-9990


Mary Alice Jackson, Esq.
Assistance  with special needs trust planning, as well as  SSI, SSDI, CDB, Medicaid, and Medicare , guardianship issues, and much more.

4611 Bee Caves Road
Suite 307B
Austin, TX 78746
(888) 943-1286



Allumed, Inc. This is the medical supplier that we recommend in general, as they are a Medicaid and Medicare provider of DME/Title XIXand deliver to a large area of the state of Texas. They are also specialists in obtaining medical supplies through Title XIX and DME. Serving providers in: Dallas/Ft. Worth Area, Temple/Waco Area, Austin -San Antonio Area.Our contact is: Pam Shawstad, (800) 883-3512 or (254) 773-1226 ext: 106, 1103 West Adams, Temple, TX 76504


Looking for a great pharmacy in the DFW area:

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy technicians assigned to your Facility to provide better continuity of care
  • Free delivery
  • Free FedEx shipping
  • Pharmacy Review Specialist
  • Service and Communications is what we take pride in!
  • You will have a dedicated pharmacist and pharmacy technician that you and your staff will work with day in and day out.
  • We will contact Doctors for refill requests and Prior Authorization
  • eMar system that offers over 60 integration opportunities
  • Custom colored printed MARs available
  • Special pricing on OTC medications
  • Automatic Cycle Fills
  • After hours emergency
  • FrameworkLINK 24/7 web portal access
  • And Much More…we want to get to know you and your business-our goal is to be your partner and to take as much as we can off your plate
  • Strip Packaging-daily dose and time 
  • Unit liquid dose cups
  • Blister Cards
  • Bottles
  • Opus Cartridges
Please contact:  Konni Eastin
Phone: 469-826-6713
Phone: 682-593-9595
Fax: 682-593-9594 


Pharmacy Alternatives, LLC

is a different kind of pharmacy. What makes it so different? It is one of the few pharmacies in the nation to specialize in serving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). They pride themselves in providing exceptional services that go beyond what you would usually expect from a pharmacy. A Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse is on staff to be a resource for education, training, and other potential practice questions. They have resources for the ongoing education of your staff. They can receive physician orders and dispense medications efficiently. They have a state-of-the art packaging technology especially designed for this population. They provide options in medical records and a responsive, quality medical records team to serve you. They can ship your medications in a timely manner.

Pharmacy Alternatives provides services in Texas and in 15 other states: CA, GA, FL, IL, IN, LS, KY, LA, NC, NE, OH, OK, SC, VA, WV.

For more information on Pharmacy Alternatives contact: Paul Delomel, R.PH., Director of Pharmacy Alternatives, Texas at: 512-383-9229 or Toll free # 1-866-397-1328

Or Georgia Swank MS, RN, CDDN, Director of Clinical Development, National Support Team, Pharmacy Alternatives™ at 502-645-1226



Edward R.Staffel DDS and Mark J. Williamson DDS

Sedation Dentistry – San Antonio, TX
Boerne — San Marcos — New Braunfels — Uvalde Areas

Call now for an appointment: (210) 341-2569

“I am so pleased to put this dental clinic on our resources page.  Dr. Edward Staffel, DDS and his team are amazing and yes, I am an actual patient!  So I can truly say this is the best dentist I have ever gone to.  I drive from Austin to San Antonio to see them, that is how much I love the dentists and staff.  One of the amazing things about Dr. Staffel is that he doesn’t just “work on your teeth”, so to speak, he is looking at the whole person.   He know that the teeth and good care of your teeth are  the key to much of our overall good health.  He really uses a very holistic approach.  Dr. Staffel and his team provide dentistry in a comfortable, relaxed environment and they practice sedation using the least restrictive method needed.  This is especially helpful with our individuals with IDD who may be very anxious and stressed about dental visits and procedures.  This office currently sees many of our individuals with special needs in  San Antonio and surrounding areas.  Not to mention their prices are extremely reasonable!”   –Julie Blacklock/Owner of Twogether Consulting

For the past 15 years Dr. Staffel has hosted a weekly radio show, “Your Smile Matters”, on KTSA. The show covers dental and whole health topics ranging from laser dental treatment, to oral supplements, to concierge medicine.  Check it out!

The Ford Clinic: Dental Services for Special Needs Persons IN THE DALLAS AREA
107 North Cedar Ridge Dr #100
Duncanville, Texas 75116


Goehring Dental-Dennis P. Goehring DD
3421 W. William Cannon Dr. Austin, TX
Ph:  512-892-8822

“Dr. Goehring  is a wonderful advocate for persons with special needs/intellectual & developmental disabilities.  He is incredibly aware of the importance of dental care with our IDD population and he has always been willing to work with providers to help our consumers with affordable rates.  Goehring Dental is able to provide most dental care including procedures involving sedation.  The staff is wonderful-friendly, incredibly understanding, and they have alot of experience with individuals who may have behavioral needs to address during dental procedures.     –Julie Blacklock/Owner of Twogether Consulting


Andrea Carrillo
Access Dental Management
7112 Ed Bluestein Blvd #130
Austin, TX 78723
Cell: 512-351-2612
Office: 512-926-7001
We finally have another dentist in the Austin area that provides dental sedation for procedures.  They accept Medicaid Star Plus for children under the age of 21 in HCS/TxHmL and Adults 21 and up can use their HCS/TxHmL funding in the range of up to $2000 per year.  They do try to work with your HCS/TxHmL yearly IPC budget!

Gustave E. Gates DDS
3013 Scott Blvd.  Temple, TX 76504
Ph:  254-778-3587