COMMUNITY NOW!
                                                                           
... CHOOSE FREEDOM

Independence from waiting. 
                                   Freedom from institutions.

Community Now! needs your support! 
 More information available here. 

Upcoming CN! Events


NAVIGATE LIFE DAY, A FREE FAMILY EVENT!

Join Community Now! & The Arc of NETC for family fun,
games, giveaways for kids, and more!
August 1, 2015 from 10am - 3pm
Click here for more information.



 A Look Ahead is a free quarterly mini-conference series for families and individuals living with disability and the people who support them. 
The series kicks off on August 8, 2015. 
Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline: August 5th.
For more information check out the conference 
flyer and program.



On-going monthly CN! Board Meetings - Click
here for information.
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Online Resources & Information

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs
 
  Navigate Life Texas, an HHSC initiative, is a statewide online resource created by families for families of children with disabilities and chronic illness.




UCP A Case for Inclusion 2015 report: Texas Ranks 50th!  

Community First Choice program

HCBS Advocacy - information and resources regarding the new Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) rule

HHSC Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives website

MDCP denials: Click 
here for more information

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Community Now! Survey - CN! is conducting a survey to better understand your specific long-term services and supports needs and barriers to access. Take the survey here - it is available in 
English and Spanish.

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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.