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May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1 - May 31

Protecting the rights of people with mental illness is a priority for Disability Rights Texas. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this month as we talk about the work we do in this area and dispel common myths associated with mental illness.

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June 2019

Olmstead Anniversary

June 22

Olmstead v. LC, is the name of an important civil rights decision for people with disabilities in our country’s history. This 1999 United States Supreme Court decision was based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Supreme Court held that people with disabilities have a qualified right to receive state funded supports and services in the community rather than institutions when the following three part test is met: the person’s treatment professionals determine that community supports are appropriate; the…

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July 2019

National Disability Voter Registration Week

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm

People with disabilities make up 12 percent of the U.S. population. Yet a small percentage of them vote. Let’s work to change that so our local, state, and national leaders will make disability issues a priority.

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ADA 29th Anniversary

July 26

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to…

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DRTx Board Meeting – Summer 2019

July 26

Our board of directors meets quarterly to review financial reports, agency performance, PAIMI program updates, appeals, public comments, and other overarching issues impacting the agency. This meeting is a 90-minute session by teleconference.

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September 2019

DRTx Board Meeting – Fall 2019

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Austin,

Our board of directors meets quarterly to review financial reports, agency performance, PAIMI program updates, appeals, public comments, and other overarching issues impacting the agency.

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