The Arc of San Antonio offers a free case management program to help families caring for children and adults with I/DD connect to community programs, funding sources and help families navigate the network of service providers in Bexar County. The goal is to move families from a high level of dependency on case managers to greater independence and self-advocacy.
Our case managers connect families to medical coverage, medical providers, respite care, funding sources as well as food and utility assistance programs. Case managers assist families in finding medical equipment, supplies and therapies.
In addition, case managers help families plan for the future including post graduate options such as day programs, residential services, guardianship, supported employment (if applicable). Quarterly educational seminarsand parent support groups round out our comprehensive program.
The Comprehensive School-Based Case Management (CSCM) staff works in the San Antonio community with families who have children and young adults, ages 3-21 years, with special health care needs and disabling conditions. CSCM case managers help families navigate the network of service providers and act as advocates to serve the best interests of the child. The goal of the program is to move families from a high level of dependency on case managers to greater independence and self-advocacy.
The Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) offers individuals with disabilities who need attendant care an alternative to institutionalization by helping them access the resources they need to live and work as independently as possible in the community. CLASS case managers help participants obtain personal assistance with daily activities; personal skills training; physical, occupational, speech and specialized therapies; adaptive aids; minor home modifications; and respite care. Case mangers make home visits and coordinate services with state, local and private entities such as Medicaid vendors, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Workforce Commission, local housing authorities, school districts, home health agencies and physicians.