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Texas Resources:

Texas Department of Aging and Disability (DADS) Services

Where to call to receive DADS services

Promoting Independence (DADS)  This site has links to affordable housing resources, Centers for Independent Living, permanency planning for children, resources for service providers, and other related links.


Assistive Technology Resources:

AbleData:  Tools and Technologies to Enhance Life

A database for "unbiased, comprehensive information on products, solutions, and resources to improve productivity and ease life's tasks."

Introduction to Communication Boards Designed for the Transition Process (PDF format).  Using communication boards in the initial interview with consumer.  Includes instructions of how to use communication boards.

Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living (PDF format)  Information on home modification from the nonprofiit National Housing Conference, dedicated to helping ensure safe, decent and affordable housing for all. A website from the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification. Excellent resources and links on home modification and other assistive technology for community living.

Shared Solutions America.  Another site with excellent links to numerous resources on home modification.


Useful Information from Other States:


The Official Homepage for Nursing facility Transition Resources The New Jersey Handbook on Transition.   Includes many helpful pages such as phone call guide, goals lists, checklists.

Connecticut Transition Guide (PDF format), A booklet for individuals who want to leave a nursing facility and move to the community.

Minnesota A Consumer Guide for Planning Your Move from a Nursing Facility to the Community (MS Word format).