In the News
July 26th is often regarded as America’s second Independence Day for the estimated 56 million Americans with disabilities. Today many agencies and organizations around our state will be observing the anniversary of the ADA with local celebrations to raise awareness of the rights of Texans with disabilities and the many contributions they make to our state.
As of June 26, 2016, Suzy Rosen Singleton serves as the Chief of the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. Since May 23, 2016 for a few weeks, she had served in an acting capacity. Since 2012, Singleton practiced as an attorney advisor with the CommissionÂ’s Disability Rights Office.
Survey for people with disabilities and employment.
Waiver amendment to the Home and Community-based Services Program (HCS)
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is submitting to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) a request for an amendment of the Home and Community based-Services (HCS) waiver program, a waiver implemented under the authority of section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. CMS has approved this waiver through August 31, 2018. The proposed effective date for the amendment is August 31, 2016, with no changes to cost neutrality.
American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) Scholarships
A Texas Tribune article about all of the candidates up for election in Texas.
Last week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced several settlement agreements, two of which involve people with disabilities.
Submitted to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution for a hearing "Examining Legislation to Promote the Effective Enforcement of the ADA’s Public Accommodation Provisions”
May 19th, 2016
FOR THE RECORD
Policy Statement of the National Council on Disability Regarding Amending the ADA to Require Notice