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State-run homes for Texans with developmental disabilities aren’t ready for coronavirus outbreaks, some workers warn

“As nursing homes continue to emerge as hotbeds for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, officials and family members of residents at the state’s supported living centers are crying out for help, saying they also need more resources and staffing to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable people from spread. Officials say they’re… Continue reading State-run homes for Texans with developmental disabilities aren’t ready for coronavirus outbreaks, some workers warn

Free legal assistance available for low-income individuals facing civil legal problems due to the coronavirus pandemic

JOINT PRESS RELEASE April 2, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Amy Starnes, Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas 800-204-2222 ext. 1706 or 512-427-1706 amy.starnes@texasbar.com Edie Surtees, Communications Director, Disability Rights Texas 512-407-2739 esurtees@drtx.org Clarissa Ayala, Communications Director, Lone Star Legal Aid 713-652-0077 cayala@lonestarlegal.org Shelby Jean, Director of Communications, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas 817-339-5384 or 806-281-8235… Continue reading Free legal assistance available for low-income individuals facing civil legal problems due to the coronavirus pandemic

Officials report 31 new coronavirus cases at the Denton County State Supported Living Center

There are now 39 reported cases of COVID-19 at the center, which employs over 1,400 workers and is home to nearly 450 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “This is something we are both very concerned about but very proactive about,” Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday during an interview on KXAS-TV (NBC5). “We will stay… Continue reading Officials report 31 new coronavirus cases at the Denton County State Supported Living Center