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What Texas Lawmakers Did for Special Education and What They Missed

Jun 20, 2017

For years, the State of Texas went to great lengths to limit the number of kids provided special education services.
Following a Houston Chronicle investigation, parents were outraged. So were state lawmakers, who vowed to take the issue on during the 2017 legislative session.

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What Texas Lawmakers Did for Special Education and What They Missed

Jun 20, 2017

For years, the State of Texas went to great lengths to limit the number of kids provided special education services.
Following a Houston Chronicle investigation, parents were outraged. So were state lawmakers, who vowed to take the issue on during the 2017 legislative session.

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Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

May 24, 2017

For inmates like Lampkin with intellectual disabilities and a mental illness, the average wait is more than three times as long, at 417 days. That's partly because the state only has one unit dedicated to the treatment of such inmates, said Beth Mitchell, the supervising attorney for the advocacy group Disability Rights Texas.

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Major strides made on special ed in session, but much work remains ahead

May 21, 2017

...the Governor has signed a bill, SB 160, banning, once and for all, any limits on the number of students enrolled in special education.In the waning days of the legislative session, advocates for special ed also are pushing other key bills to ensure children who were refused services or who may need them in the future can get the help they need.

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Programs

National Disability Voter Registration Week

Date / Time: July 17-21, 2017
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ADA 27th Anniversary

Date / Time: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Location: The United States of America

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Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

Date / Time: Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 2017
Location: Alamo Drafthouse, 2700 West Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas

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Upcoming DRTx Board Meetings

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