Forms and Handbooks

Viewing, Downloading and Printing Forms

To view, download or print any forms that are in Adobe Acrobat PDF, you must download and install Adobe Reader on your computer. If you do not have the software, you can download it for free from Adobe's website.

Having Trouble Viewing or Downloading Forms?

If you are unable to open or download forms, the problem may actually be that your Internet browser is attempting to open PDF documents using a built-in PDF viewer. To resolve this, you will need to disable the browser's built-in PDF viewer. Read this how-to for reconfiguring your browser to open PDFs in Adobe Reader or Acrobat.


  • DADS forms site — contains a comprehensive list of agency forms that can be searched by title or number.
  • Order printed forms — Service providers may order any of the forms listed in this document free of charge. This order form is in MS Word and must be emailed to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for processing. For questions about your order, please contact 512-250-7137.


DADS handbooks include program policies and procedures, including related forms.

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Updated: March 24, 2016