Consumer Directed Services (CDS)

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CDS in Texas has been offering support to people who choose consumer direction for over 10 years. We have grown from a tiny agency to one of the largest in Texas. What hasn't changed is our commitment to individual service and support.

CDS in Texas provides a foundation of support that enables individuals with disabilities to self-direct their care. The cornerstone of our success is our team's compassionate and dedicated relationship with the families we serve.

If you are just learning about consumer direction, we invite you to explore our website. We support all of the programs listed below anywhere in the State of Texas.

  • Community Attendant Services (CAS)
  • Community Living Support Services (CLASS)
  • Deaf-Blind Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
  • Family Care (FC)
  • Home and Community Based Service (HCS)
  • Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
  • Personal Care Services (PCS)
  • Texas Home Living
  • Star Plus – all managed care organizations. (Choose LifeSpan as your CDS provider. LifeSpan is a sister agency. Community First Choice is a new service offered through managed care effective June 1. Choose DSSW as your agency. DSSW is our parent company.)
  • Superior Star Plus PCS services for foster care children. (Choose LifeSpan as your CDS provider. LifeSpan is a sister agency.)
CDS in Texas  is affiliated with LifeSpan Home Health  and Disability Services of the Southwest

CHANGE IN REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS & DBMD CONSUMERS WHEN SERVICES ARE DELIVERED OUTSIDE THE STATE OF TEXAS

The Department of Aging and Disability Services has issued new requirements for CLASS or DBMD consumers who travel outside of Texas with their attendant or nurse.

This letter is available on our home page. IMPORTANT: If the consumer travels outside of Texas without following these new requirements, it will be the consumer’s responsibility to pay for services. CDS in Texas will not be able to pay for these services.

Please be sure to read this letter in its entirety.

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