North Texas Giving Day 9/17/2020 items you could help fund for REACH

As you make your donations on North Texas Giving Day here are a few items we could use help funding on North Texas Giving Day. $1,725 – Produce, print and bulk mail one edition of the REACH quarterly newsletter $1,500 – Five-week independent living skills workshop training for 5-10 participants $1,250 – Ramp installed at […]

3 Tips for Working with Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Trauma

JORDAN SMELLEY, PRSS Jordan Smelley who is a certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist with Transitional Age Youth Endorsement in Texas uses his lived experience with mental health diagnosis(es) and Intellectual and Developmental disabilities both due to Chung-Jansen Syndrome to help others with mental health diagnoses and/or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities find the resources and supports […]

Protect your identity from scammers by guarding your Medicare Number.

You may already be taking steps to protect your health during the COVID-19 emergency. Be sure to also protect your identity from scammers by guarding your Medicare Number. It's easy to get distracted and let your guard down during these uncertain times. Scammers may try to steal your Medicare Number. They might lie about sending […]

A message from HIMS Lifestyle Innovation

A message from    Dear Customers,   We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have been practicing social distancing […]


List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. When purchasing a product, check if its EPA registration number is included on this list. If it is, you have a match and the product can be used against SARS-CoV-2. You can find this number on the product label […]

Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Introduces the Texas Sibling Network

    Office of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities     Introducing the Texas Sibling Network The Texas Sibling Network (TSN) is a peer-run community for adult siblings of people with disabilities. TSN provides support and resources, as well as opportunities for siblings to learn advocacy and leadership skills. TSN […]

Governor Abbott Appoints 9 New Council Members to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

  Governor Abbott Appoints 9 New Council Members Governor Greg Abbott recently appointed nine new members to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD), and he also reappointed 10 members who currently serve on the Council.  The Governor appoints individuals to TCDD's 27-member board in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. At least 60 percent of Council […]

Lawmakers Look to Update SSI Program

An article from disabilityscoop: Lawmakers Look To Update SSI Program by Shaun Heasley | September 23, 2019 People with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income would be allowed to keep substantially more assets and would no longer be penalized for marrying under a new proposal. Currently, in order to retain benefits, SSI recipients generally can have no […]