I received a call back and I understand better what's happening. PerryLee is
not going to be the facilitator for the DBMD program in my county anymore. CDS
is no problem, they can provide that as many places are able.
So, she is not going to leave me stranded until her resources are used up but
as of this time there is no other agency serving my area. Told me not to melt
down just yet :)
Just pre-worrying about what might happen if we find no DBMD facilitator for
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On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Davis,CC (DARS)
I think you are reeling with some shock. The person may not have
communicated clearly and you were probably flustered with the news. So, … I
sounds like your DBMD provider isn’t going to be serving your area. You
mention that you are using Perry Lee for “both services and CDS,” … but you
didn’t have a reference to what “both services” refers to. I am thinking
that you are saying that Perry Lee is the DBMD provider and they are pulling
out of Comal county. It sounds like your DBMD provider (Perry Lee?) was
providing respite and hab services. But, you are not sure what the hab
services are that are on the plan, or why such services were listed/provided.
It also sounds like your DBMD provider (Perry Lee?) is looking for another
provider to pick up where they will leave off, … and your current provider
states that they will let you know what other service providers are out there
that can do what they were doing. It would appear that they don’t want to
leave you stranded. There wasn’t a mention in your e-mail of the timeline
your provider is working with for terminating the work on the current
contract that they have with DADS. So, … I’d want to know how exactly how
much time you have to make repairs and find a new provider to provide the
respite, and whatever the habilitation services, are that Morgan is
receiving. Of course, … this is stressful and you’ll have to train new
people – I hate that this goes on, … but it does.
I am copying Angela Medina, as she has taken over for Lauren Chenoweth as the
DBMD program specialist at DADS. There will be some kind of list of
providers that serve Comal county, … but it is true that some areas of Texas
just don’t have many options. Angela can likely help you out, … perhaps by
spelling things out clearly for you. I am under the impression that your
current provider is trying to inform you of the changes coming up and asking
you to give them a little time to find out what options you’d have for other
providers. It would seem that they do not want to leave you in the lurch, …
and they don’t want to appear irresponsible and disinterested in your
situation. And, … they are letting you know that their withdrawal from Comal
county is not going to affect PCS services, which is done by a different
Let’s see what your current provider, and/or Angela, come up with for options
you can pursue.
From: dbmat-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dbmat-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Margaret Rose
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:13 PM
Subject: [dbmat] Hello and help (long)
My name is Margaret Rose and I live in New Braunfels. My son Morgan has been
on the DBMD program for a year.
I've been on the list for quite sometime but always reading, never posting.
Today I find myself in need of some help. I just received a call from our
DBMD provider and she said she's getting ready to terminate her contract with
I am so confused when she was trying to tell me what services I would lose.
Our agency has been Perry Lee for both services and CDS, as far as I
understood, our case manager is through them however she has left recently.
We use the PCS and respite services and there was habilitation included as
well (not sure why). She told me I would still have the PCS as it was a
seperate program (don't see how as it's in our budget) and I would lose
respite (in budget as well) She then told me that she would try to find some
other agency to take over and she had to look closer at our case details. I
am to tell DADS if they call that she is looking into things further. I have
no idea what anything she said meant. When I asked questions she talked in
I'm sorry this is so long but this is the only place I know of that could
If anyone is able to explain things to me I sure would appreciate it.
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