Our History

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In March of 1991, Community Access, Inc. was established. We are strongly committed to improving services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Texas. Beyond simply providing care, our goal has been to assist people with developmental disabilities in reaching their highest level of physical, intellectual, behavioral and vocational functioning. Over the past decade, Community Access has grown from one ICF/IDD group home to more than 30 ICF/IDD and HCS facilities across the state of Texas. With regional offices located in West Texas, North Texas, East Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Community Access offers an outstanding array of program options for individuals with developmental disabilities in a community near you.

An inter-disciplinary style of management and a team-approach to services have established a sound record of performance in a complicated regulatory environment. Our objective is to develop ways to meet changing, often complex state, local and federal standards for our industry while maintaining the primary focus of consumer care. The personal and social well being of our customers is central, and outstanding quality of service is achieved with a "person-centered" planning process. Residents and their families are involved at all levels in determining treatment strategies, life goals and training objectives. In 2000, we received the Irwin Siegel Commitment to Quality Award, given annually to a Texas private provider who demonstrates outstanding commitment to quality improvement and advocacy on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities.

An integral component of our mission is helping create new and expanded opportunities for individuals to participate fully in community life. Not only do we devote extensive effort to providing the finest quality home environment for those we serve, but we also invest in community efforts to promote greater inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities. Community Access invests heavily in advocacy groups like the ARC, Special Olympics and participates in leadership organizations such as Texas Association on Mental Retardation, Southwest Society of Service Coordinators, Private Providers Association of Texas, ANCHOR and the National Association of Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals. Our management staff and employees take a leadership role in local efforts to increase the availability of accessible community recreation and leisure activities, transportation, financial and health resources for persons with disabilities.

Community Access has been certified and licensed since 1991 as an ICF/IDD provider and has also been certified as an HCS provider since 1993. We currently serve more than 185 clients in our ICF/IDD and HCS programs. Throughout that time, Community Access has worked closely with local MHMR Centers, Goodwill lndustries/OIT, The ARC and Community Workforce of Texas to provide our consumers with employment, job training and day habilitation services. Community Access prefers to work with other providers and agencies to avoid duplication of services and to extend the capacity of the company to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. For the past 14 years, Community Access has successfully met the needs of the individuals served by utilizing community partnerships and individualized internal solutions.