A new fact sheet from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) provides information on how access to Medicaid services impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Texas. Disability advocates are encouraged to share this fact sheet when educating decision-makers, fellow advocates, or the general public about the state of Medicaid services for Texans with IDD.
The fact sheet provides information about the following:
- The number of Texans with IDD receive Medicaid services
- Where Texas ranks compared to other states
- How Medicaid helps people with IDD participate in community life
- The barriers people with IDD face when trying to access Medicaid services
For example, the fact sheet covers some of the services provided by Medicaid programs – such as access to personal attendants, housing assistance, and supported employment services – that help people with IDD live an independent, self-determined life. The fact sheet also covers why the state can actually save money when people with IDD have access to the services provided by Medicaid programs.
The infographic is available for download here.