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Navy Veteran Frustrated with VR Services Gets Supports Needed for New Job

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“I’m a Navy Veteran with disabilities. I tried and tried to work with Texas Vocational Rehab to get the supports I needed to get a job. I was trying to get some new training but after working with 3 different VR counselors and not getting what I needed, I called Disability Rights Texas. DRTx contacted Vocational… Continue reading “Navy Veteran Frustrated with VR Services Gets Supports Needed for New Job”

Changing the Course of Young Lives Through Education

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Youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system face hurdles in accessing education. Schools often refer to the system without identifying a student’s need for special education services or providing the right academic and behavior supports. Estimates indicate that anywhere from 65-85% of students in the juvenile justice system have a disability and likely require… Continue reading “Changing the Course of Young Lives Through Education”

Young man leaves nursing home after 13 years

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Federal law requires that individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities or related conditions must not be inappropriately placed in nursing homes for long-term care. These individuals have the right to receive specialized services and the opportunity to live in the least restrictive setting in order to best meet their needs. During Richard’s time living… Continue reading “Young man leaves nursing home after 13 years”