January 10th, 2023

Below are just some of the trainings offered by HHSC on their “Trainings Initiative” page. Some live and some via webinar.

For more information, please go to: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/provider-training/training-initiatives

SSI/SSDI Benefits Overview

The SSI/SSDI Benefits Overview web-based training provides a basic foundation for understanding Supplemental Security Income and Supplemental Security Disability Insurance and provides contact information for people who can help you further understand these programs. The training has a corresponding quiz.

Employment First

The Employment First web-based training covers Texas’ new Employment First policy. The training has a corresponding quiz.

Visit the HHS Employment First website.

HCS and TxHmL

There are two Home and Community-based Services and Texas Home Living trainings in this series:

The web-based trainings cover employment services provided through HCS and TxHmL, information about the payer of first resort for employment assistance, and the basics of providing these services. They are designed to enhance staff knowledge about providing quality employment services to people enrolled in the waivers.

Each training has a corresponding quiz.

Direct Service Workers

The Direct Service Workers web-based training provides information about employment services and how direct service workers can support people achieve their employment goals. The training covers federal and state initiatives related to employment for people with disabilities and touches on issues related to people who work and receive SSI or SSDI benefits. The training has a corresponding quiz.