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News and Information
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HB 168 would prevent child care providers from discriminating on the basis of disability and improve services for children with special needs. The bill was authored by Rep. Mary González.
The four-part webinar series is titled, “Promoting a Positive Experience with Special Education in Rural Communities and Small Districts.” It begins Jan. 26, 2021.
During the first week of the session, the House and Senate approved rules on legislative procedure, public testimony, and COVID-19 testing for lawmakers and visitors to the Capitol building.
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is committed to creating change so that each individual is able to be fully included in their own communities and exercise control over their own lives.