DRTx agreement is victory for Texans with disabilities confined to nursing homes
Aug 20, 2013
“Both the ADA and Texas law mandate that the state provide services to individuals with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. The filing of the interim agreement with the court represents a positive step to meeting these requirements. It represents progress towards achieving a final, comprehensive agreement that puts Texas on the right path towards properly serving thousands of institutionalized individuals in their own communities.”
San Antonio State Supported Living Center fails to meet DOJ compliance
Aug 12, 2013
News story on KENS TV in San Antonio: The newest monitoring report from the DOJ indicates this facility remains out of compliance in 117 of 171 areas that could be critical to the more than 250 disabled clients inside.
School Discipline Changes Urged In Federal Complaint Against Dallas Truancy System
Jun 13, 2013
Ashley Brown is one of 36,000 Dallas students who have faced truancy cases in the last year. In 2012, Texas adult courts prosecuted 113,000 truancy cases, more than twice the number pursued in the other 49 states combined.
That statistic, and the penalties children and parents face because of Dallas County's Truancy Court, is why three law centers -- Texas Appleseed, Disability Rights Texas, and the National Center for Youth Law -- are filing a federal complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday on behalf of seven children.
Proposed bills seek to bolster protection for patients in state hospitals
Mar 11, 2013
In two separate bills, legislators are honing in on problems highlighted by the Austin American-Statesman in the 16 months since a former Austin State Hospital psychiatrist was accused of sexually abusing his patients, including the lack of long-term tracking of abuse and neglect allegations and the inability to place doctors who commit serious abuse on a public registry.
DRTx Dallas Office Open House
Date / Time: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: 1420 West Mockingbird Lane, Suite 450, Dallas, TX 75247
Upcoming Disability Rights Texas Quarterly Board Meetings
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