The Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) program provides home and community-based services to eligible individuals as an effective alternative to institutional placement. Title XIX (Medicaid) funds the CLASS program through a waiver that allows the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to provide services that are not allowable under the regular Medicaid program.
A potential participant must meet a number of very specific eligibility requirements, including financial, medical, functional independence and related criteria. He or she must also have an approved diagnosis under the program guidelines, and this condition must have an onset before age 22. Participants must be receiving or be eligible for Medicaid coverage.
There are two types of providers in the CLASS program:
Easter Seals North Texas case managers support individuals in the CLASS program by developing their service plans, overseeing services and advocating on their behalf.
As a CLASS Case Management agency, some of our responsibilities include:
Referrals can be received from any source including self-referral. All initial referrals must be passed on to DADS in Austin for submission to the interest list. To register for the Community Living Assistance and Support Services interest list, please call 1-877-438-5658.
Easter Seals North Texas serves individuals in the CLASS program in the following counties: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise counties.
For information about the services and how to access them, or for additional information about the nature of the CLASS program, what it achieves, and who might benefit from this program, please contact Stacey Fraser, CLASS Program Director, at 817-759-7961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is funded by Texas Health and Human Services Commission.