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Feb 21 2017

The US House of Representatives is expected to introduce a bill to cut Medicaid and the ACA on February 27 and to begin committee work immediately. The result would be two major blows to individuals with disabilities. Reach out to your Federal and state legislators and the Governor’s office in your state and tell them that repealing the ACA and replacing it with a plan that CUTS Medicaid is unacceptable.

Jan 30 2017
Individualized Counseling For Seniors 60+ and Medicare Beneficiaries of any age

Dallas Area Agency on Aging

Benefits Counseling Program

Individualized Counseling For Seniors 60+ and Medicare Beneficiaries of any age

Counseling on public benefits and entitlement programs at locations throughout Dallas County

See schedule below for additional information or call 214-871-5065 to speak to a Benefits Counselor

Jan 11 2017

2016 Playwright Discovery Winners from 
Osceola County, Florida 

Sophia DuRose and Katie O'Malley  

Jan 5 2017
Both the National Federation of the Blind of Texas and the American Council of the Blind of Texas are offering College Scholarships

American Council of the Blind of Texas Scholarships

Jan 4 2017
Online Physical Activity Program for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise Program at Baylor for people with spinal cord injuries.

Researchers are looking for 140 people with spinal cord injury to take part in a 16-week, online physical activity program. Subjects will attend weekly meetings online and try exercises at home. Subjects will be compensated for their time.

 

Dec 7 2016

More than 35 million Americans with disabilities were eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election. On November 8th, millions of these Americans exercised their right to vote and found that, because of the great strides we have made in recent years that they could do so with relative ease and dignity. However, despite vast improvement, many did not have this experience.

Dec 1 2016
Special Education in Texas being investigated for possible withholding of services

 

AUSTIN - The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday it is dispatching officials to Texas to ask residents and educators whether the state is illegally denying special education services to students with disabilities.

Nov 9 2016

Press Release: Computers for the Blind (CFTB) is pleased to announce a substantial grant from the Reading Resource fund, Communities Foundation of Texas to provide almost 700 computers to persons on SSDI and/or SSI as well as families of children with visual impairments

Nov 7 2016

Independent Living (IL) Services, formerly with DARS,

Now contracted with HOCTIL – ILS Program

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