December 1st, 2023

From Twogether Consulting!

   Hello everyone. I recently attended the AAIDD (American Association of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities) on November 13th-16th, 2023 in Galveston, Tx.  We had a great turnout and some wonderful breakout sessions.  I am happy to announce that I was presented with the Dr. Ollie Seay Knowledge Award For Excellence In Education or Research.  I was so honored to receive this award especially since I first tmet Dr. Seay when I first started working with IDD services at Austin Travis County MHMR (Now Austin Integral Care) in 1992 when she was head of the psychology department at our offices.  We lost Dr. Seay earlier this year and she will be missed by all who knew her, especially for her many years with the Texas chapter of AAIDD and for her time teaching at Texas State.
     I am posting the protective devices assessment for HCS providers on Dec. 2nd, 2023, so providers can easily meet new certification standards,Title 26 Part 1 Ch Subchapter F: 565.37  
     Twogether Consulting has live classes scheduled in Houston, Tx for January 2024 for Nurses and Case Managers. We are scheduling the live sessions in San Antonio for early 2024.  We decided that due to the holiday season, we would hold off any live classes in December.  Please keep checking the website for the San Antonio sessions next year.
      For those of you in need of a complete set of HCS policies and procedures, I hope to have updated policies available for sale by mid-January 2024 to match up with changes in the new TAC.
     Please contact us directly for your care coordination, QIDP, and nursing needs at or you may contact our assistant Meghan Jones at We are happy to say that we can still continue to provide for most of your needs at this time.  We are happy to provide whatever assistance we can with questions you may have, especially concerning HCS/TxHmL Care Coordination, Nursing, or general survey requirements from LTCR department in these programs.  We also still provide assistance with the ICF/IID program and expect to have some webinars in the near future for ICF including nursing.  We are currently providing on-site live training at this time and live training is open to the public as well. 
     On-Site Consultation Schedule For The Holidays: I will not be scheduling any travel for on-site consultation with providers beginning December 1st, 2023 through January 2nd, 2024 for the holidays.  If you have an emergency please contact us and I will see if one of our contractors is available.  We look forward to seeing some of you at our live sessions in Houston and San Antonio in early December 2023 and January 2024.
     FYI-We do still have “mentoring” assistance (especially great for new nurses) from our RN consultant on an as-needed basis.  If you have new nurses who need training quicker than classes posted on the calendar, please let me know and we do offer some of our previously recorded sessions for a low cost which includes the handouts.  We are also happy to schedule one-on-one training sessions and mentoring with either of our 2 nurse consultants.
     For HCS Providers who want to purchase the quarterly on-site review checklist for Host Homes and for site reviews in general, you can still purchase the form at the following link on our website: “purchase services” page. If you are having issues with the download, please contact us at and I will be happy to send the form.
Thank you,
Julie Blacklock/ Owner & IDD Waiver Consultant