Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
CLASS is a program designed to help persons with disabilities live, work, and play in the community. Sponsored by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, works with individuals to develop goals and customize plans leading to growth, self-determination and self-reliance.
CLASS services are available to persons who have a disability, other than Intellectual Disability, that originated before the age of 22 and affects their ability to function in daily life.
Requirements to receive CLASS services
- No age limit to receive services.
- Must have a diagnosis of a related condition under federal and state law.
- Must be eligible for Medicaid in the community.
- Must live in your own or your family’s home.
- Income and assets may not be more than these limits: a monthly income of up to 300% of the monthly income limit for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and no more than $2,000 in assets. This refers to your child’s income, not the family income. Learn more about how to figure out this amount.
- Cannot be enrolled in another waiver program. Your child can remain on other waiver interest lists while enrolled in the CLASS waiver program.
Please feel free to contact our staff or Texas Health and Human Services at (877) 438-5658 for further information on CLASS program eligibility.
What services are available
If eligible, you will work closely with your case manager and our team to create your Individual Service plan (ISP). We will review your current and future needs aligned with your personal goals to create an organized plan of quality services to maximize your independence. These services may include:
- Case management
- Respite Care
- Nursing Services
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Specialized Therapy
- Adaptive Aids/Supplies
- Minor Home Modifications
- Pre-vocational Training
- Supported Employment
- Transition Assistance