The average length of time in the YES waiver is 8 to 16 months. Your child’s needs will determine program duration.
The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver has approved Amendment Four that allows two new services to the current waiver service array. The amendment is in regards to Supported Employment and Employment Assistance, as well as, the HCBS transition plan. For further explanation, the amendment can be found at www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/yes/. A paper copy will be available upon request.
These services are provided in conjunction with services available through the Medicaid State Plan, other federal, state, and local programs (when eligibility requirements are met), as well as the natural, supports that families and communities provide.