Upcoming Events

Mar 6 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:30pm

Health Coverage for All Texans: Advocacy

UPDATE: Find the latest information about Advocacy day with our Cover Texas Now Facebook event.

UPDATE: The Advocacy Day Agenda is Now Online! Click here. Printable Flyer also available here.

UPDATE: If you can't make it to Austin on March 6, but you'd still like to make an impact, please consider a $5 or $10 donation today.


In an unprecedented move, the Texas Senate's budget proposal would under-fund Medicaid by $1.9 billion. It would also make across-the-board cuts to health care and other critical services. We cannot let the Legislature cut health care for poor kids, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and seniors who rely on these services to stay healthy and to pull themselves out of poverty!

Join health care supporters from across the state on March 6th at 11:00 am at the Texas Capitol to protest these harmful cuts, and to visit legislative offices. We have to tell our elected leaders to:

  • Defend the progress we've made under the Affordable Care Act;
  • Protect Medicaid for low-income children, seniors, pregnant women, and Texans with disabilities; and
  • Insist on expanding health coverage to the uninsured

If you can't make it to Austin on March 6, but you'd still like to make an impact, please consider a $5 or $10 donation today. Most of the folks coming to the Capitol are already sacrificing a lot to get to Austin. We are relying on people of generous spirit to help pay for the buses and meals to get them here. Any contribution is appreciated.

Register now!

Print the Advocacy Day Flyer

 

Mar 8 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Advocate holding ADAPT Flag

It Is Time To Make Changes!

Today - take some simple actions that can add up to BIG differences!

Texas Attendant Project (TAP) RALLY at the State Capital in Austin Texas! Attendants, People with Disabilities & Disability Advocates - Come ALL!  March, Rally & Speak to our Texas Representatives about the unacceptable State wage for in home attendants - $8/hr! This pay rate ensures that we will be placed needlessly in nursing homes due to the shortage of attendants willing to work for so little! 

$$$$ Stipends available for travel & meals to and from Austin. 

There will be a Respect and More Community Attendant Rally and briefing:
Wednesday, March 8th at 11 AM at the Schmidt-Jones Family Life Center, Great Hall (2nd floor), 

1300 Lavaca (NW corner of 13th and Lavaca), Austin TX 78701 for Lunch and the Legislative Briefing from 11 AM to 12:30 PM with a 1pm March. 

This is a joint project of REACH of Plano & ADAPT of Texas. Call Julie Espinoza for more info 972/398-1111.

Can't make the trip? There's plenty you can do right here:
3. making local visits - Call Julie Espinoza for help setting up - 972/398-1111
4. making contributions to Rally costs
5. signing online petitions
6. calling your Representatives office Find out who that is
7. Volunteer with REACH of Plano's TAP Press Conference!  MARCH 16th.  Call Julie Espinoza 972/398-1111 or email

VOTERS! Disability Rights of Texas needs your voter experience input! Take a few seconds to share your experiences with their online survey! Click here

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Feb 22 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
REACH logog with healthy heart

Health Workshop

How to Select a Diet!

Wed. 2/22 10:00 - 12:00 pm

The new year is a time for reflection, resolutions, and turning over a new leaf. At REACH of Plano, we want people with disabilities to empower their everyday health choices to promote independence, happiness and success!
 
stack of health diet books
How to Select a Health Diet!
Wednesday, Feb. 22nd
10:00 - 12:00 pm

It is very confusing to select a diet with so many options available all stating that they can give you the results you want. How do you know if the choice you make is the right one for you, healthy, or a gimmick? Join us for this look at what is a fad and what really works!
Location: REACH of Plano office
720 E. Park Blvd., suite 104, Plano TX 75074
Must rsvp to attend and must rsvp at least one week in advance to request any needed accommodations.
Call Julie Espinoza 972/398-1111 or email jespinoza@reachcils.org
 
RSVP BY CLICKING HERE
 

 

Repeats every week every Wednesday and every Thursday 3 times.
Feb 13 2017 - 12:00pm, Feb 15 2017 - 12:00pm, Feb 16 2017 - 12:00pm
TOPIC
Proposed Denton Connect Bus Service Changes
RideDCTA.net • 940.243.0077 • HopOnBoardBlog.com 
Everyone is welcome to attend the public meetings.
Persons with hearing or sight interpretive service needs are asked to contact DCTA at least five (5) business days in advance of the specific meeting at 940.243.0077 or via email at dctainfo@dcta.net so that DCTA can accommodate requests.
 
OPEN HOUSES
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 • 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.
DOWNTOWN DENTON TRANSIT CENTER
DDTC LOBBY
604 EAST HICKORY STREET

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 • 11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
STUDENT UNION, 3RD FLOOR • 1155 UNION CIRCLE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 • 11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M.

TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
STUDENT UNION, 2ND FLOOR • 304 ADMINISTRATION DRIVE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017 – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

ONLINE
An informational video and an online comment form will be available.

Jan 24 2017 - 3:45pm

Sat. March 11th Main Event Bowling from 1-5 PM

Mon. March 27th Emergency Preparedness 1-2 PM (at REACH of Dallas)

Sat. April 1st Dallas World Aquarium 1-4 PM

Mon. April 10th IL Skills Training 11:00 2:30 PM (TBA) (at REACH of Dallas)

Sat. April 22nd Grocery Shopping at Tom Thumb  1-4 PM (7117 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75209)

Mon. April 24th North Texas Food demonstration 12-1 PM (at REACH of Dallas)

Sat. May 13th Perot Museum 10 AM – 2 PM

Mon. May 15th IL Skills Training  11 AM – 2:30 PM (at REACH of Dallas)

Sat. May 20th Employment Training 1-3 PM (at REACH of Dallas)

For more details contact Pamel Momon at REACH of Dallas 214-630-4796 pmomon@reachcils.org

Jan 31 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

REACH of Plano Legislative Agenda Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, January 31st

10:30 - 12:30

RSVP to come to this roundtable discussion to learn, plan and take action on legislative issues important to people with disabilities. Please reserve a spot - Julie - 972/398-1111.

 

Location: Plano

Jan 26 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

Texas Attendant Program Committee Meeting

Calling all volunteers to help people with disabilities have attendants, so they may stay in their own homes, not  nursing homes!

Rsvp to serve on this committee and accept assignments. Julie - 972/398-1111

 

 

TAP Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 26th

10:00 - 12:00 pm

 

Location: Plano

Jan 23 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join us as we reflect on the Father of Centers for Independent Living - Ed Roberts.

Monday, January 23rd

12:30 - 2:30

MUST RSVP for the Lunch - cost is $13.00- bring cash! Call Julie Espinoza 972/398-1111 to place order by January 20th noon.

Location: Plano

Dec 12 2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

In a series of regional meetings, the public will have the opportunity to learn about public transit from local providers and to give input regarding the federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program.

The public is encouraged to attend one of the meetings.

NORTH TEXAS STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS, 2016-17

WACO District, Tuesday, December 6, 10:30 AM Heart of Texas Council of Governments, 1514 S. New Road, Waco, 76711

DALLAS-FORT WORTH Districts, Monday, December 12, 10:30 AM DalTrans Building, 4625 E. Highway 80, Mesquite, 75150

PARIS-ATLANTA Districts, Tuesday, December 13, 1:30 PM TxDOT Paris District Office, 1365 N. Main St., Paris, 75460

SATELLITE LOCATION: Atlanta District Office, 701 E. Main, 75551

TYLER District, Wednesday, December 14, 1:30 PM TxDOT Tyler District Office, 2709 W. Front St., Tyler, 75702 

WICHITA FALLS- CHILDRESS Districts, Thursday, January 19, 2:00 PM Travel Center Conference Room, 306 Scott St., Wichita Falls, 76301

SAN ANGELO-BROWNWOOD Districts, Friday, Jan. 20, 2:30 PM Concho Valley Transit District Terminal, 510 N. Chadbourne St., San Angelo, 76903

SATELLITE LOCATION: TxDOT Brownwood District Office, 2495 Highway 183 North, Brownwood, 76802

CAN’T ATTEND THE MEETING? JOIN VIA WEBINAR For instructions about participating in a webinar, please go to this link: http://www.txdot.gov/insidetxdot/getinvolved/about/hearingsmeetings.html 

GIVE US YOUR INPUT BY TAKING AN ONLINE SURVEY: Take the online survey at this link: http://www.txdot.gov/insidetxdot/getinvolved/about/hearingsmeetings.html 

Satellite locations will have meeting information and presentations in “real time” via Webex. Participants will have the opportunity to give input on paper surveys.

Because people are at the center of everything we do at TxDOT, we will maximize input from providers, local stakeholders and the general public in our decisions regarding Federal 5310 funding to reflect the needs of the community and serve the mobility needs of its seniors and individuals with disabilities. Please call or text 512.360.0668 to give us your input or if you have questions.

Dec 14 2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

For Consumers, Board Members and Supporters of REACH

A Holiday Party with

Music, Food, Games, FUN!

1-3pm Wed. Dec.14th

at REACH of Dallas

8625 King George Dr. Ste. 210

Dallas TX 75235-2275

214-630-4796

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