Funding Increase: CRS Program Will Provide Services To More Texans With Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injuries
The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS) program at the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) provides critical rehabilitation services to eligible Texans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury and need intensive therapies to help them live independently in their communities.
The 82nd Texas Legislature increased the percentage share of dedicated revenues that DARS may use to provide CRS services. This change is projected to increase available CRS funding by $7.3 million and will be used to serve additional consumers who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. DARS estimates 300 Texans could be served with this additional funding over the course of a full year.
Texans who have a family member with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury which has affected their ability to perform daily activities are encouraged to apply to the CRS program. Eligibility and application information is available by calling the DARS toll-free hotline at 1-800-628-5115 or by sending an email to DARS Inquiries at DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us.
Traumatic brain injury and spinal cord professionals may also refer people to the CRS program simply by calling the DARS toll-free hotline and providing the consumerís contact information. A CRS counselor will contact the person or family with the steps to apply for services and to answer any questions.
More information about the eligibility requirements and services provided by the CRS program and locations of CRS providers around Texas are online at http://www.dars.state.tx.us/drs/crs.shtml.
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