The Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Waiver will be implemented across Texas by August 31, 2015 and will allow Medicaid reimbursement of Art Therapists. The YES Waiver serves children and adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbance to help these youth remain at home. If you are interested in contracting to provide these services, contact your Local Mental Health Authority to inquire about who is in charge of implementing the YES Waiver in your area. You can find your LMHA through: www.txcouncil.com. For questions, contact Kim Garrett by email at Kim.Garrett@dshs.state.tx.us or by phone at 512-206-5954.