How Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson Changed Thousands of Lives…and Counting

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This week marks the 20th anniversary of a very important legal decision regarding the rights of people with disabilities. On June 22, 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in “Olmstead v. L.C.” that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits the unnecessary institutionalization of persons with disabilities. The case involved Lois Curtis and… Continue reading How Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson Changed Thousands of Lives…and Counting

Agency 2018 Report Card

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Each one of you is more than a number to us. We feel privileged to have assisted you in some way last year to ensure you have equal access and opportunites in our community. But we did want to show you these numbers so you can see how hard we were working for you in… Continue reading Agency 2018 Report Card

One Year Ago, Feds Reported Unprecented Findings Against Texas Public Schools

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by Steven Aleman,  Attorney and Policy Specialist Today Disability Rights Texas marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) report on the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The federal report on TEA contained unprecedented findings against a state for major violations of special education law…. Continue reading One Year Ago, Feds Reported Unprecented Findings Against Texas Public Schools

Try a Little Kindness

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We have some exciting news about donating to Disability Rights Texas on Giving Tuesday, November 27. On that day ONLY (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday) when you give to us through our Facebook page, your donation will be matched by Facebook and PayPal. That means your $40 gift will turn into… Continue reading Try a Little Kindness

DRTx Advocate Receives Inaugural Leadership Award

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Disability Rights Texas is proud to announce that our own Susan Murphree, Senior Policy Specialist, is the first recipient of the Arc of Texas Virginia Eernisse Legacy Award. The late Ms. Eernisse, who passed away in early 2018, worked throughout her lifetime to compassionately support individuals and communities. She spearheaded the establishment of Special Olympics, The… Continue reading DRTx Advocate Receives Inaugural Leadership Award

The ID You Need to Vote in Texas

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By Molly Broadway, Voting Rights Training Specialist Photo ID Options for Voting The first week of mid-term election early voting proved to be busy in several locations throughout the nation. Longer lines don’t seem to be detering most folks, but nobody wants to stand in line only to find out they didn’t bring the right… Continue reading The ID You Need to Vote in Texas

Kick Your Vote to the Curb

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Curbside Voting and Other Options for People with Disabilities Who Can’t Stand in Line by Molly Broadway, DRTx Voting Rights Training Specialist Nearly half a million people in Texas have already cast their ballot in the first two days of early voting. This record-breaking turnout can mean longer wait times. For some Texans with disabilities,… Continue reading Kick Your Vote to the Curb