In the News
THE CENTER FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS LAUNCHES THE 2018 FREE OUR PEOPLE FILM CONTEST
The Center for Disability Rights (CDR), a disability led, not for profit corporation that provides services to people with disabilities to promote independence and self-determination, will be holding its second annual Free Our People Film Contest. The contest is scheduled to begin February 1st with a deadline for submissions on March 31st.
Open Call for Youth Preparedness Council Applications
To start your online application, click here. Applications are due March 18th, 2018.
VOTING NOTICE TO VOTERS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE HARVEY
If you were living in a county that was affected by Hurricane Harvey and had to relocate to another county, please know that you can still vote in your home county or the county in which you currently reside. In regards to the voting and residence, the Secretary of State’s office has said that, you are the one who decides what you consider to be home.
You will need to make decisions by certain deadlines, as all regular deadlines are still in place and have not been waived.
New Name and Time
“Independence & Beyond” training
formerly Adjustment to disAbility Training
Monday Jan. 8th 1:30-3PM &
Wednesday Jan. 24th 10:30AM-Noon
Wednesday Feb. 7th & 21st 10:30AM-noon
A couple of months ago, DRTx received word that the Voc Rehab portion of TWC may not be offering people the option of registering to vote (which they should be doing per the National Voter Registration Act of 1993). We have partnered with the Texas Civil Rights Project (i.e. Beth Stevens) to look into this and try to find people who have received Voc Rehab services through TWC and been denied the option of registering to vote. In our expansive search, I thought perhaps the DPC listserv may know of individuals who experienced this.
Shared Mobility and Self-Driving Vehicles Survey
Houstonian James Parker receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Photo of 2017 Employment Award winner, James Parker