Texas Parent to Parent now hosts 4 conferences across the state – one statewide conference in the Austin area and 3 regional conferences around the state – one in West Texas, one in South Texas, and one in East Texas.
TxP2P Statewide Parent Conference
Our statewide 2-day conference has been around almost as long as TxP2P has and we have around 550 to 600 participants (parents and professionals) from across the state. Our speakers are parents and professionals.
It is held in the Austin area in a hotel so that the parents can be together for 2 days and see families just like theirs in the elevator, restaurant and swimming pool. We purposely keep the registration cost low for parents so that they can afford it so our sponsors help pay for the actual cost of the food, audio-visual equipment and the venue and provide fun promotional items for the participants. Learn more about the Statewide Parent Conference or become a Statewide Conference Sponsor.
TxP2P Regional Parent Conferences
Our regional one-day conferences are held across the state, in different venues (high school, church, etc.). The attendance is usually between 75 and 100 parents and professionals, depending on the location.
Our conferences are in East Texas, South Texas and West Texas. There is no fee for participation. Our sponsors help pay for the food, printing and provide fun promotional items for the participants. Learn more about the Regional Parent Conferences or become a Regional Conference Sponsor.
Current Circle of Sponsors
Aetna Better Health of Texas works tirelessly to build a better health experience that’s responsive to the needs of the communities we serve. In keeping with this spirit, it has been our privilege to collaborate with TxP2P since 2013 and to sponsor annual TxP2P regional and statewide conferences for parents and family members of children with special health care needs. We are a state-contracted health plan offering Texas Medicaid (STAR) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) services. We'll help you understand your coverage and make sure you get the most from your benefits. Learn more about what's covered in each program. You deserve to be a leader in your own care.
Amerigroup is a proud partner of Texas Parent to Parent, including the Regional and Statewide conferences. Amerigroup Texas helps improve healthcare access and quality for more than a million Texans by developing innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Texas provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their healthcare. Through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. For more information about Amerigroup Texas, visit www.myamerigroup.com/tx. To learn more about our work, visit https://blog.myamerigroup.com/working-in-texas, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
CDS in Texas offers you the opportunity to direct your own attendant care (and in some programs nursing and therapies). You become the employer and are responsible for recruiting, training, managing and firing your attendants. You choose an FMS Agency, like us, to provide you with initial training on your responsibilities and on being an employer. We continue to give you ongoing support. We do your payroll, file federal and state employer taxes for you, and do your quarterly and annual employer tax returns. We also report to you and your case manager or service coordinator on a quarterly basis letting you know what hours you have used. We support the CDS option in all of Texas’ long term care programs.
In-Home Attendant Services (In-Home) piloted self-direction in Houston in the late nineties. In-Home is proud to have worked alongside parents and others to expand self-direction in Medicaid programs throughout Texas.
Some of those same parents started Texas Parent to Parent, a truly phenomenal organization. Their conferences rank at the very top in organization, content, involvement, empowerment, amenities, networking and fun.
In-Home partners with Texas HHSC and advocacy groups to improve and expand Consumer Direction and serves individuals statewide in managing the services that enable them to live independently. Through close partnership with our members and the community, we have learned to use every obstacle as an opportunity to build something better. Our mission to advocate for and provide person-centered care and improve quality of care for individuals in their own home is over 25 years strong. For more information about In-Home, where you’re the boss! Visit: www.inhometexas.com