In the News

Jul 27 2016
26th ADA Proclamation


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.

Jul 18 2016

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.

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