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July 2020

ADA 30th Anniversary

July 26, 2020

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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September 2020

Board of Directors Meeting

September 26, 2020
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October 2020

Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
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Clínica Legal Online Gratis en Español para Estudiantes Universitarios

October 3, 2020

Estudiantes universitarios con discapacidades o que pronto serán estudiantes universitarios con discapacidades o aquellos que los están apoyando, ¡ahora es su oportunidad de hablar con un abogado de derechos de discapacidades de forma gratuita en español! Prepárese para la escuela este otoño reservando un lugar en nuestra clínica legal que será GRATUITA en español y en línea el 3 de octubre para obtener ayuda con cosas como sus derechos en la universidad, obtener ayuda con los gastos, beneficiarios del Seguro…

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December 2020

Transitioning from ECI to School

December 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online
Free

Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley presents, "Know Your Rights, Learn Your Options: A Virtual Meeting for Parents." Join Leslie Alvarez, MPA, J.D. of Disability Rights Texas for an online presentation and discussion on transitioning from ECI to school. Presented in English. Spanish presentation will take place on December 15. Click here to join the Zoom online meeting on December 8 at 5:30 pm hosted by Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley. Meeting ID: 873 5768 7186 Passcode: 615512

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La transición de ECI a la escuela

December 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online
Free

Conozca Sus Derechos, Aprenda Sus Opciones: Una Reunión Virtual para Padres. Organizado por Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley. Únase con Leslie Alvarez, MPA, J.D. de Disability Rights Texas para una presentación y discusión sobre la transición de ECI a la escuela. Haga clic aquí para unirse a la reunión en línea de Zoom el 15 de diciembre a las 5:30 p.m. ID de Reunión: 886 4269 1460 Contraseña: 479345

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January 2021

Webinar: Transitioning to Special Education After Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services End

January 12, 2021 @ 12:15 pm
Online
Free

Join us on Tuesday, January 12 @ 12:15 p.m. CT, as Leslie Alvarez, Disability Rights Texas, discusses the transition process from ECI to special education. Attendees will also get an overview of special education and what to expect from their local school once their child has been identified by the school. Helpful advocacy tips and special education rights will also be covered. Accommodations: Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided for this webinar. If you require additional accommodations, please e-mail…

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February 2021

Online College Rights Legal Clinic – Spanish

February 6, 2021
Online
Free

College students with disabilities or soon to be college students with disabilities or those who are supporting them, now is your chance to speak with a disability rights ATTORNEY, in a PRIVATE SESSION, for FREE and in SPANISH! Reserve a spot at our FREE online legal clinic in Spanish on February 6 to get help with things like your rights in college, get help with expenses, Social Security beneficiaries or alternatives to guardianship. SPACE IS LIMITED, so contact us ASAP…

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Knowledge is Power! What you Need to know about special Education

February 9, 2021 @ 12:15 pm
Online
Free

Presented by Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights Texas Parents will receive an overview of key parental rights in special education including and practical tips on how to protect their child’s interest. The presentation will include identification, evaluation, ARD procedures, placement and discipline protections. -------------------------------- Knowledge is Power! What You Need to Know About Special Education Multi-Agency Collaborative Webinar Series with Partners Resource Network, Disability Rights Texas, West Texas A&M University - Center for Learning Disabilities, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services -…

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Rights, Responsibility, and Resources for Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Meetings

February 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
Free

Please join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in partnership with Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities and Disability Rights Texas for part two of their series, “Promoting a Positive Experience with Special Education in Rural Communities and Small Districts.” During part two, we will take questions from attendees and discuss rights, responsibilities, and resources for ARD meetings. Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) will be provided for this series. If you need additional accommodations, please contact Skyler Mueller at Skyler.mueller@ag.tamu.edu four days…

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