Policy Fellow – Community Redevelopment Project

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:12pm

Disability Rights Texas is hiring a full time Policy Fellow for the Community Integration / Healthcare Team.  This is an entry level position based in our Austin, TX office.  It is time limited, funded through the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities for only two years.


About the Position

This is an entry level position for the Community Redevelopment Project housed in Community Integration/Healthcare team.  It will support the improvement in...

PATHS Instructor Opens an Inclusive Dance Program in Houston

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:42pm

Courtney Kalaher, M.A. and graduate of the prestigious New York University (NYU) Dance Education Graduate Program, developed and began teaching the Communication Through Movement Course for the Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) Program in the fall of 2014. The course is intended to develop paths of inquiry and response approaches to learning and cognitive development. According to Kalaher, “Movement is a form of communication...

Autism Grant Program (AGP): Parent-directed Treatment

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:59am

The grant project entitled “Autism Grant Program (AGP): Parent-directed Treatment," sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board now offers services in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tai.



Apply online (click this link)   Download  English Flyer -...

REDDy Directory now online

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:59am

REsources for Disasters and Disability Directory for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families Experiencing the Effects of Hurricane Harvey

The REDDy Directory is an online searchable guide to disability-related resources, services, and information for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Search by zip code, key word, or resource type. Useful for case managers, organizations, and individuals...

Disability Rights Texas Community Survey

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:31am

Disability Rights Texas is asking people with disabilities, their families and friends, disability advocates, and others to tell us about things that are most important to people with disabilities in their everyday lives. You can help by taking a few minutes to complete this brief survey! Disability Rights Texas is the legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas.


Get Involved with Texas HireAbility

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:27am

The Texas HireAbility campaign aims to connect job seekers with disabilities with employers and to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The campaign is coordinated by the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, and Texas Workforce Solutions. Texas HireAbility coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is held annually in October.

Events for Job Seekers...

Graduate Highlight: Sandy Smith

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:13am

Sandy Smith has been in education for over 20 years and has had the pleasure of being involved with teaching behavior management at the elementary, secondary, and adult level. Currently she is pursuing her doctorate in Special Education (Academic and Behavioral Supports) at Texas A&M. Her research interests include Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and coaching classroom management. Sandy will be supporting the...

Graduate Student: Sandy Smith

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:35pm

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Constituent Advisory Committee Member Highlight: Gail Marie Wright

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:17pm

Gail Wright has worked for Partners Resource Network since 1996 on various projects. She just celebrated 20 years with Partners Resource Network -a Parent Training & Information Center funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.  The PATH Project is one of three federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI) serving Texas parents of children and youth with disabilities ages 0-26.  Ms. Wright is  presently serving part-...

What Comes After Hurricane Harvey for People with Disabilities?

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:43am

Restoring, Recovering, and Rebuilding

By Laura Stough

Research Counts, September 21, 2017

A Houston-area man is rescued by helicopter after Hurricane Harvey. ©Daniel Farrell, U.S. Air National Guard, 2017.

As Houston and the 58...