June 22, 2017 – National Disability Voter Registration Week Press Conference and Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) Training

Join Us As We Kick Off National Disability Voter Registration Week with Press Conference and Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) Training National Disability Voter Registration week is July 17th -21st. This is an opportunity to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. Voting… Continue Reading June 22, 2017 – National Disability Voter Registration Week Press Conference and Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) Training

February 24, 2017 – Civil Rights Group Appoints New Advisory Council Members

-Disability Rights Texas- AUSTIN—Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) welcomes seven new members to its Protection and Advocacy for Individual with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council: Maria Anna Esparza of Spring Branch (near San Antonio), Anna Gray of San Antonio, Melissa Morphis of Amarillo, Jim Navarro of McAllen, Regina (Gina) Smuts of Austin, Teresa Wood of Lewisville… Continue Reading February 24, 2017 – Civil Rights Group Appoints New Advisory Council Members

February 24, 2017 – Disability Advocacy Agency Selects New Board Members From Austin, Fort Hood, Garland, and Lubbock

-Disability Rights Texas- AUSTIN – Disability Rights Texas (DRTx), the legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas, recently selected five new members to join its board of directors – Richard “Dick” Anderson (Austin), Brook Roberts (Lubbock). Deborah Rose (Garland), Dr. Jessica R. Toste (Austin), and Stephania Lynn Williams (Fort Hood). Dick… Continue Reading February 24, 2017 – Disability Advocacy Agency Selects New Board Members From Austin, Fort Hood, Garland, and Lubbock

January 30, 2017 – AAPD Joins Disability and Civil Rights Organizations in Opposing the Nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

-AAPD Press Release- WASHINGTON, DC – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) joins with other disability and civil rights organizations in opposing the nomination of Ms. Elizabeth “Betsy” DeVos for Secretary of Education. The mission of the Department of Education must be to advance a national system of quality public education and protect… Continue Reading January 30, 2017 – AAPD Joins Disability and Civil Rights Organizations in Opposing the Nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

January 13, 2017 – State Agency Broke Law by Ending Critical Children’s Therapy in East Texas

-Disability Rights Texas- Parents with Children Impacted by Loss of Services Urged to Seek Legal Help TYLER, TEXAS—Last October, Disability Rights Texas (DRTx), a nonprofit legal advocacy agency, and its pro bono co-counsel, Baker McKenzie, filed a complaint against the Texas Health and Humans Services Commission (HHSC) accompanied by a request for a due process… Continue Reading January 13, 2017 – State Agency Broke Law by Ending Critical Children’s Therapy in East Texas