Important Announcements and Information In The News
10-01-16: Join over 100 organizations and businesses as they offer individuals with disabilities a gateway to resources, opportunities and independence on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 from 11am - 4pm at Market Square. More information is available at www.AccessAbilityfest.com
10-01-16: Tuesday, October 11 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER to vote in the November 8 election!
Your voice is important, and yes, even your one vote makes a difference.
There are approximately 57 million Americans with disabilities, which is a significant voting block, yet only 57% of individuals with disabilities actually voted in the last presidential election.
Show your elected leaders and political candidates that disability issues are important to voters.
Find out if you are registered here. https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do
Find out how to register here. http://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/
09-29-16: The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) Committee has created an online survey in order to gather information about the experiences and opinions of users of accessible parking to help shape the GCPD’s parking recommendations and our report to the Texas Legislature.
The survey seeks to gather information on what you think are the major issues, needs, and concerns on accessible parking. We are inviting people with disabilities, family members and caregivers, veterans with disabilities, and professionals in the field of disability who use accessible parking to take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W2J6D23
The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. It will be available online until October 5, 2016. Thank you for your participation in this important survey.
Threat now hangs over a happy home
Special-needs residents could lose accommodations
By Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, Saturday, March 10, 2011
Budget cuts will have consequences for disabled
Perry gives no quarter to disabled Texans seeking a meeting.
By Bob Richter/Express-News, Updated 12:01 a.m., Sunday, March 6, 2011
Texas parents, advocates deplore cuts for disabled
CNBC, February 3, 2011
The Associated Press
Even budget deficits are bigger in Texas
by Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com
January 19, 2011
Texas lawmakers unveiled a Spartan budget late Tuesday night that slashes $31 billion in spending to close the state's massive budget deficit. Education, Medicaid and corrections would be hit particularly hard.
Feds Slated to Reduce Texas Medicaid Match
by Emily Ramshaw and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
December 7, 2010
The biggest culprit in Texas’ growing debate over escalating Medicaid costs? A mathematical formula that calculates how much the federal government pays and what’s left over for the state.
Already facing a record budget shortfall, Texas’ Federal Medical Assistance Percentage(FMAP) will drop more than 2 percentage points in late 2011, equivalent to a $1.2 billion hit. Only two states — Louisiana and North Dakota — will face a bigger percentage drop. And that’s after federal stimulus funds that have been artificially enhancing this match dry up in the spring, another blow to cash-strapped state Medicaid programs in Texas and across the nation. Click here to read the full article.
Developmentally Disabled Learn to Socialize
Richard A. Marini
September 23, 2010
San Antonio Express News
Eva's Heroes host the Fall into Fall dance at The Arc of San Antonio's Pam Stephens Center.