Author: Summer Mandell
Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy Alex Cogan presented research from the Whole Person Project at the Texas Judicial Commission for Mental Health Annual Summit.
Find out what The Arc of Texas recommends for the Texas legislative interim session.
Federal judge rules against Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates and bars Attorney General Ken Paxton from its enforcement.
Now is the time to ask the Texas Legislature to address decades of severely inadequate funding for Medicaid community attendants and direct care workers.
Grants available to families of qualifying special education students affected by COVID-19 school closures
Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners keeps Code of Conduct anti-discrimination measures.
Texas lawmakers travel to Washington, DC, to block passage of controversial voting legislation
The Better Care Better Jobs Act would strengthen home and community-based services for all Americans.
The Texas Attorney General’s nonbinding opinion would allow for discrimination against LGBTQ and disabled Texans.
True guardianship reform deserves adequate time and stakeholder input
Bills that didn’t make it this session but we continue to champion
Outcomes related to inclusive education bills
Voting bill blocked for the regular session, but more to come
Find out what we learned from the 2020 Census
On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the Texas House will consider House Bill 1675 (HB 1675) on the House floor, which would make it easier for someone with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be placed under guardianship. The bill would remove the current and needed processes for guardianship and is based on one family’s personal … Continued
Both the Texas Senate and House are considering bills this legislative session that would affect voters with disabilities. The bill authors for Senate Bill 7 and House Bill 6 say their legislation is intended to protect the integrity and security of elections, but advocacy groups, including The Arc of Texas, are opposed to provisions in … Continued
The Texas Legislative Session is different this year, but there are still ways to let elected officials know what is important to you.
Through the end of March, Texans can use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for hot foods and ready-to-eat-meals. This includes items like rotisserie chicken or prepared foods from a store’s deli. SNAP recipients whose food was lost or spoiled due to the winter storm can apply for replacement benefits. Apply over the phone … Continued