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Oppose legislation that would make it easier to strip Texans with IDD of their rights

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

Voting bills make their way through Texas Senate, House

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

Texas SNAP recipients can get hot meals, request reimbursement for lost food

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