Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

• March 2019 •


CREATING HOME NEWS - news for people living with intellectual/developmental disabilities and neurodiversty, their families, and people who support them in their goals to live to their fullest potential.



Sunday, April 14, 2019 


1409 Mosswood Lane
Irving TX 75061


Join us for a special OPEN HOUSE for KeyREADY Living’s 1st Neighborhood Home in Irving!  Come view this BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED ranch-style home with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two living areas, eat-in kitchen with all BRAND NEW appliances.  Freshly-painted home includes all new hardwood floors, fully RENOVATED bathrooms with walk-in showers.  Includes sunroom/office or craft room.  

Centrally located in the Hospital District of Baylor Scott & White Medical Central near 183 and Loop 12.  Near public transportation and shopping as well as Irving City Hall, Irving Arts Center, MacArthur and Irving High Schools.  Available for move-in mid-April for 4 adult women with disabilities. Rate will be approx. $750/month per resident (not including utilities).  
Come join us to see this new home and hear more information on how to create a neighborhood home!  Kathy Lipnick at 214-216-2226 or email


Neighborhood Home In Plano, TX 

Female Roommate Wanted 

Opportunity for a fairly independent female  to join others living in a comfortable home in Plano, TX

Rate is $500/month including utilities 

Offered by Judy Canterbury


My Home Plan - 1 Hour Workshop for High School Students and Older - Free


CPSH is offering a one hour workshop for high school students and adults who want to discuss living independently (with support services if needed) when they are no longer in secondary school. 

This workshop explores where students and adults would like to live and some of the options they might consider when making decisions about their homes. 

The attendees bring  their ideas and questions they have to their families and others who assist them in making these decisions 

The workshop is held at schools or other meeting places across DFW area with educators, families or service providers present.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Jacky Sylvie


Consumer Directed Services (CDS)

CPSH has received many questions about how to manage the funds you or your loved one receives from Medicaid Waiver Programs.   

Consumer Directed Services (CDS) may be the way for you to direct attendant care for someone who wants to live more independently. You become the employer and are responsible for recruiting, training, managing and firing your attendants. 

Financial Management Service Agencies do your payroll, file federal and state employer taxes for you.  They are contracted with Texas Health & Human Services.

In some cases can pay a higher salary to your employee than they would receive working for a Medicaid Service Agency. 

If you'd like more information about CDS take a look here or contact your Local Authority.


CPSH Guide 2019 Update - Amazon


Planning for Person-Centered Independent Living:
A Texas Families’ Guide to Person-Centered Planning for Loved Ones with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Neurodiversity 

Now available in ebook and paperback. 

Amazon review: Trying to plan the future for your special needs child? This book defines programs/services available in Texas with detail, yet it is a quick read. Learn about ABLE accounts, Transportation, Housing, Vocational programs and more! This is my new "bible" to plan my daughter's future. It is straightforward information for what can seem very challenging for parents. It is wonderful to have all this information in one place!

Guide Information on CPSH Website

Purchase on Amazon (Please review it!) 

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