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Texas Compliance Reports – May 8, 2017

https://www.dads.state.tx.us/monitors/reports/index.html

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

Lufkin State-Supported Living Center employee assaulted mentally disabled girl – Feb. 1, 2016

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – A representative of the Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of the Inspector General arrested a 57-year-old Lufkin State Supported Living Center employee in connection to allegations that she assaulted a mentally disabled 15-year-old girl. Read more >> http://www.newswest9.com/story/31108718/affidavit-lufkin-state-supported-living-center-employee-assaulted-mentally-disabled-girl

Dallas Morning News Article – August 12, 2015

The Dallas Morning News wrote an article about The Self Determination Group: Special needs group teaches independence through social meet ups, the next is Aug. 16