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News Making Headlines
Advocates call upon governor to do more to protect those in state supported living centers from lead in water
May 24, 2016
Transit authority in Harris County teams up with riders with visual impairment and DRTx on digital accessibility
March 17, 2016
Texas has passed a new law making supported decision making a legally recognized alternative to guardianship.
March 09, 2016
#SideBySideTX social media campaign highlights importance of inclusion of people of all abilities
March 04, 2016
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DRTx Responds to DOJ Monitoring Reports
After four years of efforts to improve, the Denton SSLC has reached ZERO compliance in ten of 20 provision sections.
December 02, 2013
As compliance deadline passes, San Angelo facility has reached zero percent compliance in ten of 20 major provision sections.
November 12, 2013
After four years of efforts to improve, the Lubbock SSLC has reached zero percent compliance in eleven of 20 provisions.
November 12, 2013
Lufkin SSLC out of compliance in 116 out of 171 areas
October 15, 2013
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DOJ Monitoring Reports
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