Texas Compliance Reports – May 8, 2017

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A Look Ahead Conference – August 12, 2017

A Look Ahead

Join us on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for the next A Look Ahead Conference. Conference registration required! Reserve your spot TODAY! Registration will close when capacity is reached; on-site registration is not available. Location: First United Methodist Church of Arlington 313… Continue reading

A Look Ahead Conference – February 18, 2017

A Look Ahead

Join us on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for the next A Look Ahead Conference. Conference registration required! Reserve your spot TODAY! Registration will close when capacity is reached; on-site registration is not available. Location: First United Methodist Church of Arlington 313… Continue reading

Community Now! Recommendations for the 85th Texas Legislative Session

Close and consolidate State Supportive Living Centers: Direct the Health and Human Services Commission to create a State Supported Living Center (SSLC) Closure Commission to develop a plan that would close seven SSLCs by 2022. The Closure Commission will also include the following in the… Continue reading

ACTION: Sign and Share

In case you did not see September’s issue of the Texas Talk, we want advocates to send a letter to their State Representatives and Senators asking them to reform Texas’ state supported living center (SSLC) system. We know that reform is necessary to ensure ALL… Continue reading

A Look Ahead Conference – November 12, 2016

A Look Ahead

Join us on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for the next A Look Ahead Conference. Feature presentation: ACC: Augmentative & Alternative Communication Presented by: Leah Gardner, Assistive Technology Practitioner Conference registration required! Reserve your spot TODAY! Registration will close when capacity… Continue reading

Denied: How Texas keeps tens of thousands of children out of special education

During the first week of school at Shadow Forest Elementary, a frail kindergartner named Roanin Walker had a meltdown at recess. Overwhelmed by the shrieking and giggling, he hid by the swings and then tried to escape the playground, hitting a classmate and biting a… Continue reading

A Look Ahead Conference – August 13, 2016

A Look Ahead

Join us on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for the next A Look Ahead Conference. Feature presentation: The Transition of DARS Programs – Who? What? When? Where? Sunset legislation passed during the 84th Texas Legislative Session requires the Department of… Continue reading

A Look Ahead Pre-Conference – August 4, 2016

A Look Ahead

Join us on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the next A Look Ahead Pre-Conference. Registration starts at 6:00 p.m. Pre-Conference registration Reserve your spot TODAY! Location: North Richland Hills Library meeting room (parking in back) 9015 Grand Ave North Richland Hills, TX 76180… Continue reading

A Look Ahead Conference – May 14, 2016

A Look Ahead

Join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. for the next A Look Ahead Conference. Feature presentation: Puberty, Sexuality and Moving Forward! The Road to Adulthood for Adolescents with Disabilities, presented by Wesley H. Dotson, Ph.D. Conference registration required! Registration deadline is Monday, May… Continue reading