January 11, 2017 – Announcing the 2017 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award Recipients

-AAPD Press Release- Through the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. Two individuals each receive $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions and $7,500 to further a new or existing… Continue Reading January 11, 2017 – Announcing the 2017 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award Recipients

January 10, 2017 – AAPD Joins Disability and Civil Rights Organizations in Opposing the Nomination of Senator Sessions for Attorney General

-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 Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General of the United States. Based on our review of Senator Sessions’ record throughout his career, we have serious reservations about his commitment to… Continue Reading January 10, 2017 – AAPD Joins Disability and Civil Rights Organizations in Opposing the Nomination of Senator Sessions for Attorney General

December 6, 2016 – State Health Officials Sued for Failing to Provide Medically Necessary Autism Treatment

-Disability Rights Texas- SAN ANTONIO—Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid (TRLA) and Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) filed suit today on behalf of five-year-old Bexar County twins and a teenager with autism, asserting their rights to Medicaid coverage of medically necessary treatment. The suit was filed against Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith and… Continue Reading December 6, 2016 – State Health Officials Sued for Failing to Provide Medically Necessary Autism Treatment

November 29, 2016 – East Texas Parents Seek Restitution for Young Daughter Due to Lapse in Critical Early Childhood Therapy Services

-Disability Rights Texas- Parents Have Right to Seek Compensatory Services TYLER, TEXAS—Two-year old Haylee is a loving little girl challenged by significant developmental disabilities. Thanks to a dedicated team of therapists and the devotion and attention of her parents, she has made significant progress in overcoming those challenges. That progress is now at risk. The… Continue Reading November 29, 2016 – East Texas Parents Seek Restitution for Young Daughter Due to Lapse in Critical Early Childhood Therapy Services

November 2, 2016 – Statement on Texas Education Agency Response to U.S. Department of Education Demands Regarding 8.5 Percent Cap

-Disability Rights Texas- AUSTIN—Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) is disappointed by the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) defensive response filed with the U.S. Department of Education today. Students’ futures are held in the balance while TEA refuses to claim any responsibility for the dramatic decline in services to children with disabilities. TEA’s suggestion that they will eventually… Continue Reading November 2, 2016 – Statement on Texas Education Agency Response to U.S. Department of Education Demands Regarding 8.5 Percent Cap