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Tonya Moses is the Vice President of Residential Programs for the East Texas Region. Ms. Moses holds a Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State University in the Growth and Development of Children, and has over 19 years experience working with individuals with disabilities.

She has served on the QAIS team through the Mental Retardation Authority, Andrews Center, in Tyler and currently serves on MR Citizens Planning and Advisory Committee (MRPAC) for the Andrews Center. She also serves on the board of Community Workforce of Texas (CWFT).

Ms. Moses joined Community Access 14 years ago as the first employee. It has been her honor, she says, to watch the company grow from serving 2 consumers to over 170 consumers. Through the years there have been many changes being made in the field of disabilities. Tonya is proud that Community Access strives to stay in the forefront of those changes. Her goal has been to develop a strong administrative team and program dedicated to ensure quality services are delivered as well as the health and welfare of each consumer served is maintained.  

Our corporate office for Community Access, Inc. is in the East Texas region located in Tyler . We operate 7 ICF-MR homes and 6 HCS Homes serving over 76 consumers. Each home is located in a residential neighborhood providing 24-hour wake staff. Vans are available to each home, providing transportation to and from work, school and outside activities. We also provide services to consumers who live in their families' homes in surrounding towns. Through CWFT, our day habilitation program, our consumers learn job skills; and, with the assistance of a Job Developer, assist consumers in finding jobs in the community. Other community sheltered workshops are available to our consumers based on ability and needs.

The East Texas Region has several long term employees who have continued to dedicate themselves to providing excellent services. Our HCS/QA Coordinator Debbie Grigsby has been with us for 12 years and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in business administration. She has 27 years of experience working from State School , MRMR Centers and State Hospitals to the private sector starting out as a direct care staff. Ed Noxon is originally from Pennsylvania and has a Bachelors degree in Psychology. He came to Community Access in 1994. Ed is the director of our ICF-MR/QA program for the Tyler region. Paula Rigsby, our Personnel Director and Risk Management chairman has also been with the company for 14 years and strives to ensure that quality direct care staff is hired. Our Case Managers, QMRP's and direct care staff have also been instrumental in ensuring quality services are delivered, with some having been with Community Access up to 12 years.

We serve consumers with varying degrees of abilities and disabilities ranging between 13-70 years of age. We have been successful in working with consumers that are deaf, those with behavioral needs, those who need hands on assistance with daily living skills and those with Mental Health needs. Each consumer's services are designed to address and meet their individual needs. We have been successful in working with consumers who demonstrate the ability to progress further in their independent living. We have successfully placed three consumers in the community to live productive lives maintaining their own apartment and job. Our consumers participate in a wide array of community activities, such as Special Olympics, ARC dances, Rose Advocates, church functions and camps.

We are proud of the services provided here in East Texas, and we await the opportunity to show you our homes, meet with you, and discuss how Community Access can provide services for your loved one. Community Access is your provider of choice!

see photos of the East Texas Divison group homes

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