In the News

Jul 11 2016

Survey for people with disabilities and employment.


Jun 30 2016
Waiver amendment to the Home and Community-based Services Program (HCS)

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.

Jun 14 2016
A Message from the Texas Workforce Commission
Jun 9 2016
Students who are Blind may qualify for Scholarships

American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) Scholarships

Jun 8 2016
Election Information

A Texas Tribune article about all of the candidates up for election in Texas.

Jun 8 2016
People with Disabilities Win Employment Settlements

Last week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced several settlement agreements, two of which involve people with disabilities.

May 19 2016

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 


Policy Statement of the National Council on Disability Regarding Amending the ADA to Require Notice 

May 18 2016

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare provides quality, accessible, and comprehensive mental health care to veterans and their families at no cost. Services are available to any person who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Reserves, regardless of role or discharge status.

Feb 25 2016

The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is civil rights legislation, introduced by Senator Schumer to address the fundamental issue that people who need Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) are forced into institutions and losing their basic civil rights.

Feb 24 2016

Dallas - The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced that the Dallas Public Library is among 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service.

“We are honored to be one of the finalists for this award,” said Dallas Public Library Director Jo Giudice.  “As a public library, we are committed to providing high-quality services to all members of the community, including people experiencing homelessness.”