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Rights taken, rights restored

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Tosha smiling for the camera

Tosha has a developmental disability, and up until she was in her 30s, she was gainfully employed, living as a contributing member of society with no need for guardianship. Many people with disabilities are able to live in the community, some with different levels of support and without the need for guardianship which takes away… Continue reading “Rights taken, rights restored”

Advocacy for one woman leads to system-wide change

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DRTx client Lillian and her daughter

Lillian Gallow is deaf and requires the use of ASL interpreters for effective communication. At an important hearing, Houston Housing Authority (HHA) failed to provide a qualified interpreter for her and instead used her young daughter which led to a miscommunication that terminated her housing voucher, and she was ultimately served with an eviction notice…. Continue reading “Advocacy for one woman leads to system-wide change”

Mother says DRTx advocacy changed course of daughter’s life

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Gabby, a middle schooler who is hard of hearing was very alienated in the classroom and was struggling academically. Due to lack of access to the assistive technology that was needed to fully participate in school, Gabby was negatively impacted both socially and educationally. DRTx represented Gabby in a special education case and was able… Continue reading “Mother says DRTx advocacy changed course of daughter’s life”