The Story of How Texas Medicaid Provides Job Training & Tools for Young Texans with Disabilities to Find Careers

A third of all Texans living with disabilities rely on Texas Medicaid for their health care. For young Texans with disabilities, Texas Medicaid covers medical expenses and coordinates every aspect of their complex care – both in and out of the doctor’s office. But it doesn’t stop there.

Today’s Texas Medicaid is more than health care coverage—it’s investing in innovative solutions to build a brighter, healthier future for these young Texas.

One of these innovative solutions is the Project SEARCH program, in which Texas Medicaid health plan UnitedHealthcare, the Fort Bend Independent School District (ISD) and the local community partner together to help young Texans living with disabilities achieve their goals and find meaningful careers after school. Project SEARCH does this by providing the real-life work experience and training in social and independent living skills they need for a successful transition to adult life.

The program works with 12 Fort Bend ISD students each year, and, once employed, the former students continue receiving support services from the Texana Center to maintain integrated, competitive employment in their community.

For the many Fort Bend ISD students living with disabilities who have participated in the UnitedHealthcare Project SEARCH program, Texas Medicaid means far more than health care coverage. It means job training, confidence-building and opening the doors of opportunity.

Learn how Texas Medicaid helps young Texans with disabilities achieve their goals, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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