COMMUNITY NOW!
                                                                           
... CHOOSE FREEDOM

Independence from waiting. 
                                   Freedom from institutions.

Community Now! needs your support!

Upcoming CN! Events

We will be screening the movie Love Land in Bryan, Texas on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Tickets can be purchased at stagecenter.net for $15. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; screening begins at 7:30 p.m.; panel discussion begins at 9:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the moving and would like to make a donation, please use our PayPal button to donate.


 A Look Ahead is a free quarterly mini-conference series for families and individuals living with disability and the people who support them. Visit the A Look Ahead Facebook page for more information.

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m.: 

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.:

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 


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?"

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.