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

Award-winning ‘Love Land’ to be screened this Saturday – March 24, 2016

Love Land Film 03-26-2016 Bryan, TX

Love Land, a powerful film starring actors with intellectual and development disabilities, will be screened Saturday evening at StageCenter in Downtown Bryan. The film was written and directed by Joshua Tate, a Texas filmmaker with family connections to Bryan-College Station. Every character in the film… Continue reading

CN!, along with Stagecenter Theatre and United Healthcare, to host screening of Love Land, March 26, 2016

Love Land Film 03-26-2016 Bryan, TX

Love Land is a groundbreaking, award winning, narrative feature film which stars actors with intellectual and development disabilities. The film challenges stereotypes of labels, love, and liberty, and was produced in association with Community Now! and the Disability Cinema Coalition, and funded in part by… Continue reading