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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Governor’s Committee Calls for 2018 Lex Frieden Employment Awards Nominations

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Lex Frieden Employment Awards

The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities is proud to announce that the annual employment awards have been renamed after disability rights champion and independent living movement leader Lex Frieden, one o...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26, 2018

In Texas, we understand that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their American Dream. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush – a Texan – signed the Ame...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Extending Health Insurance Over Age 26

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EXTENDING HEALTH INSURANCE OVER AGE 26

Before a young adult with a disability reaches age 26, you may want to take action to ensure that health insurance coverage continues. There are multiple options available to extend coverage, but not all of the option...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Precautions When Transporting People During Hot Weather

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TAKE THESE PRECAUTIONS WHEN TRANSPORTING PEOPLE DURING HOT WEATHER

Be aware that older adults are particularly susceptible to heat related injury and death. Heatstroke occurs 12 to 13 times more often in persons 65 years or older than it does in younger pe...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Emergency Preparedness

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR HURRICANE SEASON AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

Assisted living facilities, day activity health services facilities, home and community support service agencies, intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability...

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