Disability News: Texas


Latest disability information roundup including health related news from Texas USA.

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Information regarding the State of Texas, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting the State of Texas.

Texas Disability Resources

Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind

Have been providing opportunities and assistance to visually impaired individuals for more than 75 years. They enhance the lives and opportunities of clients through job training, employment, and a multitude of community services - www.dallaslighthouse.org

Brain Injury Association of Texas (BIATX)

An organization which arose from the mutual frustration and sense of helplessness experienced by families in their search for appropriate facilities and support to return loved ones who had sustained brain injuries to maximum functioning potential - www.biatx.org

Ability Connection Texas

Ability Connection's mission is to provide a full range of services for people with physical and intellectual disabilities as they strive to achieve their highest level of independence - www.abilityconnectiontexas.org

Partners Resource Network

Their mission is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals - www.partnerstx.org

Texas Association of the Deaf

Texas Association of the Deaf (TAD) is an organization for persons who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. It is a membership organization to provide information and education including surveys and studies to bring the viewpoint on various issues affecting the lives who are deaf or hard of hearing at all levels of the community - http://deaftexas.org/wp/

Statistics: Texas Disability

  • There are an estimated 2,962,000 people with disabilities in the state of Texas, or 14,5% of the population over the age of five.
  • Approximately 579,000 people, or 2.8% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside their homes.
  • Around 1,504,000 Texans have a form of work disability, while 657,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
  • Approximately 117,000 people with disabilities in the state of Texas are unemployed, and 869,000 are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Texas Publications

Global platform for finding adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people launches in Austin, Texas.

There are more than 56 million Americans with disabilities and 76 million baby boomers who will soon be coping with disability.

Robert Ladd, an intellectually disabled person with an IQ of 67, denied stay of execution by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Statement from the Texas Apartment Association Regarding Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc..

Medicaid recipients including many people with disabilities set to lose access to care if Texas Health and Human Services Commission implements proposed rate cuts for therapy services.

Facilities throughout Texas rely on Medicare as well as Medicaid to ensure patients receive critical therapies and care.

Childrens hospitals in Texas are voicing concern about the major across the board cuts to Medicaid in the state.

Thousands of senior Texans rallied outside the state capitol calling for Governor Perry and lawmakers to stop the proposed state budget cuts.

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