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Independence from waiting. 
                                   Freedom from institutions.

       MDCP DENIALS: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Community Now! Responds to the preventable death of Sean Yates News
News: Drowning of man from state school ruled an accident

Community Now! wants to hear from YOU!

CN! is conducting a survey to better understand your specific long-term services and supports needs and barriers to access. Available in English and Spanish.

Upcoming CN! Events

April 24, 2014: Resources Every Parent Should Know About - Lewisville ISD

May 2 & 3, 2014: West Texas Disability Resource Conference
Reserve YOUR spot today!
For more information - registration, stipend request, and more click here

On-going monthly CN! Board Meetings - Click here
On-going monthly Austin CN! Coalition Meetings - Click 
here

Public Input & Information

INFORMATION...

Arc Texas: Texas Medicaid Waivers for People with I/DD power point presentation

Cigna 2014 Autism Education Series (April - June 2014) 


Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives Meetings. Meeting schedule and presentation available here.

DADS: CLASS October 15, 2013 Archived Webinar - presentation materials & webinar
Q&A available here.

Working for Yourself with Ticket To Work Webinar (April 23, 2013)
 

INPUT... 


- DADS Stakeholder Input/Ideas requested on ways to improve agency services. 

      * April 17th Video Conference

- DADS Still Accepting Input on IDD Assessment Tools 

- DADS Seeking Input on Employment Services (Input deadline, April 18, 2014)

- DARS Seeking Public Input on 2015-2019 Strategic Plan & 2016-2017 LAR

- Ft. Worth Area Personal Attendant Care Issues Forum (May 13, 2014)

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People ask, 
        "How can someone abuse a person who is disabled?" 

We ask, 
        "How can so many people - good people - NOT do anything 
         about it?"


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Join the movement


The disability rights movement, an ongoing struggle by individuals who live life with a disability label to gain full citizenship, is a civil rights issue. Many individuals, due to their disability, have been denied equality, independence, autonomy and full access to society.

It is often attitudinal barriers that affect everyday life for individuals who have a developmental disability. In addressing those barriers through positive awareness efforts, fears and negative attitudes can be replaced with knowledge and understanding.
 

We are inviting everyone to participate - to look beyond an individual's disability to picture that person's potential, seeing the individual's unique abilities, capabilities and contributions. To be an inspirer; to encourage families and individuals who have a disability to work toward their own dreams, and raise awareness and understanding within your community.  If we can dream it, we can achieve it! 

        "In the end, we will remember not the words of our 
        enemies, but the SILENCE of our friends."
-- MLK, Jr.