2016/2017 Policy Priorities

The Arc of Texas 2016/2017 Legislative Platform lays out our priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session. Issues that are important to The Arc of Texas in this session include Long Term Services and Supports, Early Intervention and Education, Employment, and Guardianship. To find out more in-depth information, you can read our detailed priorities.

Texas has 13 state-supported living centers that serve over 3,000 people with disabilities, but 105,000 people are still waiting.

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, too many barriers exist to obtain meaningful employment.

We want to ensure that the services people receive are high quality and measured by the outcomes they create.

Positive behavior supports are necessary for some students to meaningfully participate in their educational experience.

The Action Center will help you stay informed on policy issues, learn who represents you, and most importantly, help you make your voice heard!

STAR Kids is a new Texas Medicaid managed care program for children and adults 20 or younger who have disabilities which began on November 1st, 2016.

Advocacy Training Opportunities

For information about training opportunities, please contact Kyle Piccola or Ginger Mayeaux:



The MOVE Grant Manual

An advocacy tool kit designed for self-advocates and family members alike.

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