Texas Center for Disability Studies at The University of Texas at Austin

Texas Center for Disability Studies at The University of Texas at Austin


Warehouse Associate $15/Hr Part-time Job placement for people with Disabilities Sorting, Scanning, Packing and Moving packages Please Message me if interested. AUSTIN AREA Free service to help people with disabilities find meaningful employment opportunities. [email protected]
To Be Like Me is a wonderful resource for students who are learning about various disabilities!
a lot of work needed on AI and many opportunities, all our writings on AI and other topics see https://wolbring.wordpress.com/about/ the Wolb Pack (my research group) fourth paper covering artificial intelligence is out. This one with Aspen Lillywhite as first author open access Lillywhite, Aspen and Wolbring, Gregor (2020) “Coverage of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning within Academic Literature, Canadian Newspapers, and Twitter Tweets: The Case of Disabled People” Societies 10 (1), 1-27 DOI:10.3390/soc10010023 Funding: Government of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction ERN 155204 in cooperation with ERA-NET NEURON JTC 2017
Hello Austin, please share! Tackling Tinnitus eLearning Program Don’t let your tinnitus take over your life. Strategies based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help you better manage your tinnitus. https://youtu.be/z0revnDVFd4 If you are an adult (18 years or older) with bothersome tinnitus living in the State of Texas, you can learn strategies to deal with your tinnitus by taking an eLearning program online. This program is available both in English and Spanish languages. You will also have access to an Audiologist who is specialized in tinnitus management who can answer your questions and provide necessary support online. REGISTER for Tackling Tinnitus study and get access to FREE treatment program by visiting www.tacklingtinnitus.org
WE HAVE A NEW JOB OPENING AT IMAGINE ART !!! We are very interested in exploring the hire of another person with a disability who might serve as a peer mentor - READ ON..... Imagine Art is seeking to partner with a female (ideally) who is interested in a live-in position to provide support to an artist in our community. We have multiple options for this new hire. 1. Temporary Respite provider - seeking to hire a provider who will provide temporary care in their own WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE home for a period of 25 days (asap) 2. Roommate - seeking a female interested in sharing a brand new, affordable and accessible apartment that is ready in early April. 3. Roommate - seeking a female interested in permanently subletting a room in their own WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE home. Regarding the roommate situation - we also two options: Option #1: Imagine Art can provide an attendant to come into the home and service the client as needed. Option #2: Imagine Art can pay the roommate to be the "Host Home Provider" who then provides the needed support. Regarding the actual attendant care support - this client demonstrates much independence. She lives with a physical disability and mild IDD. She manages all of her own physical care and enjoys shopping, cooking, ceramics and jewelry making. Our ideal is for a MENTOR or LIFE COACH who is willing to help her navigate adult life and learn to solve problems, self-advocate or speak up about her needs and hopes, etc. She will benefit from reminders each week to review her appointments, rides and life goals. Contact [email protected] to learn more about this job, rates and the next steps. :-)
Qusay Hussein: "Refugee and the Disability Experience" Tuesday, February 11, 2020 LBJ School Of Public Affairs SRH 3.122 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM The Disability Studies Awareness Speaker Series is a monthly event organized by the Texas Center for Disability Studies in partnership with colleges across the University of Texas in an effort to raise awareness, share knowledge, and learn how to incorporate DS into the classroom and UT environment. https://disabilitystudies.utexas.edu/events/113
We would like to donate free golf to a lot of the local nonprofits they can auction off our rounds of golf of four it’s worth $200 and we’re happy to donate over 100 of those that’s over $20,000 of free golf we would like to give to local nonprofits how do I get this message out to pine forest golf course in bastrop
Greetings! I'm sharing an exciting new project and hope you or someone you know is interested. The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is partnering with the Texas Center for Disability Studies to create cadres of regional master trainers prepared to deliver the Road to Recovery: Supporting Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) who have Experienced Trauma curriculum. As you may know, children with ID can and often do have co-occurring mental health conditions which, unfortunately, are often either unrecognized or considered just another symptom of their disability. We hope to help change that. Who do you know? Recruitment card included here with necessary information. More information and the application to become a Master Trainer are found here: https://disabilitystudies.utexas.edu/R2R Get the word out with us please! Let me know if you have questions. Thanks so much! - Laura Buckner
CFP for chapters for my new book project on Discussing Disability. Check it out at: http://www.michaeljeffress.com/discussing-disability-cfp.html. #Disability #DisabilityStudies
CFP for chapters for my new book project on Discussing Disability. Check it out at: http://www.michaeljeffress.com/discussing-disability-cfp.html. #Disability #DisabilityStudies
The DisabilityRightsTexas (DRTx) PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Council is seeking an attorney member to serve a three-year term,starting October 1, 2019. https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/en/get-involved/volunteers/paimi-advisory-council/ Please read this FAQ which describes the PAIMI council members responsibilities. https://media.disabilityrightstx.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/08/20032757/about-paimi-council.pdf If you are an attorney with the personal interest (plus time) to support this Council’s efforts, please consider applying to serve on this council or share with others you believe may be interested to do so. Note that an attorney member would have the same responsibilities as all other members - including no legal or fundraising activities. The PAIMI Council, mandated by the Federal PAIMI Act, “…will advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of mentally ill individuals…”. The council must reflect a diverse constituency served by DRTx and is required to include one lawyer member. DRTx is mandated by the Federal PAIMI Act, the purpose of which is to assist states to establish and operate a protection and advocacy system for individuals with mental illness and protect and advocate for the rights of such individuals through enforcement of the Constitution and Federal and State statutes. Pursuant to federal statute, the Council “...will advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of mentally ill individuals...”. Persons with mental illness, family members and professionals are all represented on the Council. DRTx and the PAIMI Advisory Council are also committed to appointing members representative of Texas’ diverse ethnic and cultural communities and makes efforts to ensure the Council reflects different geographic areas of the state. Applications must be submitted no later than August 1, 2019. Please forward your application to: Sara Record Disability Rights Texas 222 W. Braker Lane, Austin, Texas 78758 Feel free to share this information to others you think may have interest or through any appropriate organization. Please contact Bennett Brier [email protected] or Sara Record [email protected] if you have questions or feedback about this opportunity. Thank you!
Shout out to my friend Seth. We have known each other since we were sophomores in high school and now into college. I’m so proud of you Fraaaand! Congratulations on graduating with the E4 Texas program at UT at Austin. Your a trailblazer! Your bright, loveable and you lift others up when there down. Don’t stop striving for better. You’re right, there are no limits!

The Texas Center for Disability Studies works to create a better world through research, education, practice, and policy.

Our center is one of sixty-seven nonprofit University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education, and Service (UCEDD) facilities based in colleges or universities throughout the United States and its territories. We are an interdisciplinary team composed of professionals at the university level, persons with disabilities from state, regional and local communities, statewide service providers, and advocacy organization specialists. All of our activities are guided by a belief in individualized supports, inclusion, self-determination, natural supports, and collaboration with organizations to address policy issues and systems change. (512) 232-0740 • Fax (512) 232-0761 • Toll-free (800) 828-7839 • TTY (512) 232-0762

REV UP Texas

Early voting the next two days? Check out the responses of MJ Hegar and Royce West to the REV UP Texas survey and the Zoom interview with West.

REV UPers of Texas: (Pls Distribute)


There are two days left for early voting.
Early voting ends Friday, July 10th

Election day is Tuesday, July 14th

The US Senate Democratic Runoff candidates are MJ Hegar and State Senator Royce West.

Their responses to the REV UP Texas Survey and the Zoom interview with State Senator Royce West are on REV UP Texas website:


Click on the Blue Box that says
US Senator Candidate Surveys

We attempted to get an interview with MJ Hegar but she was not available.

We sent a survey to current US Senator John Cornyn and an invitation to do an interview, but we got no response.


American Association of People with Disabilities

If people with disabilities voted at the same rate as people w/o disabilities in 2016, there would’ve been 2.2 million more votes! Learn how you can REV UP the Disability Vote during National Disability Voter Registration Week July 13-17. Learn more at www.aapd.com/ndvrw and join our facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/559666351326292/



ADA will be celebrating it's 30th Anniversay on Sunday, July 26th.

Bobby Silverstein, a name many young advocates may not know, reveals some stories about the ADA that even old timers may not know.





The Challenges of Special Education During School Closures | Enabling Devices


enablingdevices.com The academic regression that occurs for some students during the months when they are out of school, this year, since schools closed, their concerns are magnified. Though most school systems provided online learning, statistics show that teachers and parents don’t feel especially satisfied with th...


Masks Will Be Mandatory In Many Texas Schools When They Reopen This Fall, Education Agency Says

School districts must offer daily on-campus instruction for all students who want it, but any parent may request that their child be offered virtual instruction, the TEA said.

kut.org Masks for students and teachers will be mandatory in counties with more than 20 reported COVID-19 cases when public schools resume in-person classes this


Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The ADA at 30 - Disability Rights and the Digital Future: A conversation with Sharron Rush and Lainey Feingold. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Tune in tomorrow July 8, for the first ADA 30: Moving Forward Webinar! Sharron Rush, Executive Director of the organization Knowbility, will discuss the legal aspects of digital accessibility with disability rights lawyer, author, and public speaker Lainey Feingold. Learn more and register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lMcArf-KQtioTwQymZNyag


Like this post if you're registered to vote! 🗳

National Disability Voter Registration Week 2020 is only one week away (July 13-17)! Learn more at www.aapd.com/ndvrw and join our facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/559666351326292/


Something positive for your Tuesday.

Tallulah learned sign language so she could communicate with her postal man😭♥️♥️♥️♥️. Follow @Upworthy on Instagram for more beauty. https://bit.ly/2BoQx1y 📸: Amy Roberts


Live | The White House

The White House is hosting a Summit Today (7/7) at 11:15 am CT on Safely Reopening America’s Schools focusing on reopening America’s schools in safe ways that respect the holistic health and learning needs of America’s students. https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

whitehouse.gov Tune in for LIVE White House events with President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and other officials.


Men's mental health: What affects it, and how to improve support

A look at men and the importance of their mental health. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/mens-mental-health-man-up-is-not-the-answer?utm_content=302e54bfe0771684b06f692da1eb52b5&utm_campaign=MHH%2012%2F14%2F19&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

medicalnewstoday.com In this Special Feature, we look at why men are less likely than women to seek care for mental health and present some helpful approaches for policymakers.


Session Detail

On July 16th at 2:15 p.m., our TTAP director Angela Standridge will be sharing the Top Tips for Making MS Word Accessible at the Leading Through Digital Innovation-Virtual Conference. Register and sign up here.

escweb.net Region 4 serves a seven-county area composed of 50 public school districts and 45 public charter schools, representing more than 1.1 million students, 87,000 educators, and 1,500 campuses.

Toolkit Overview

Hurricane season is here (June-November) and it is important you stay informed. This week we are sharing our Disaster Toolkit Overview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPWsfVw48XE

Happy fourth of July, Texans! We hope you have a great weekend and are taking precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. 🇺🇸✨ How do you plan on celebrating today?

The ADA 30th Anniversary is coming up and we are so excited! We've teamed up with some amazing organizations to create a series of webinars for you. Check out our events page on our website for more information and registration info- https://disabilitystudies.utexas.edu/events


Austin Hospital Withheld Treatment from Disabled Man Who Contracted Coronavirus

In a recorded conversation, the attending physician told Mrs. Hickson that he didn’t think her husband had much quality of life and, against her wishes, Mr. Hickson would not be nourished, hydrated, or receive treatment for the pneumonia he had developed.



Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Topic Areas

Last week and this week the U.S. Department of Education published new guidance specific to special education. Guidance about procedural safeguard rights and dispute resolution during the COVID-19 pandemic came out on June 22nd and June 30th.


sites.ed.gov Find information and resources related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and other Federal agencies.


Texas education officials consider changing state’s sex education policy for first time in 23 years

Students should receive age-appropriate information about their bodies and how they work. They should also receive, as part of that instruction, what abuse is, what it looks like, and how to report it. They should also receive instruction on recognizing how abusers will try to isolate someone at a party (for example). What do you think?

texastribune.org A high-tension hearing is expected Monday as the Texas State Board of Education begins considering changes to its statewide policy for health education, including teaching middle schoolers about contraception.


COVID-19 and Older Adults | Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

With COVID-19 putting unprecedented stress on our already overburdened systems of support for older people, the need to provide for the mental and physical health of this population has reached a critical level.

hogg.utexas.edu On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by licensed clinical social worker Carly Bassett, who specializes in mental health care for older adults.

This year is the #ADA's 30th Anniversary! 🤘🎉 We are partnering with Texas Governor's Committee on People With Disabilities, Disability Rights Texas, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities - TCDD, and other state agencies to present a series of FREE virtual workshops starting July 7. Check out our events page or Disability Rights Texas page for more info!

Texas Sibling Network

What impacts have you seen on your sibling's services?

The Arc of Texas

Early voting has started in Texas! Make sure you have all of the information you need for a safe voting experience.

Have questions about voting in Texas during COVID-19? Disability Rights Texas created this helpful list of questions and answers so you can exercise your right to vote!

Disability Rights Texas

DRTx has learned about postings online offering cards stating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows exemptions from the use of face coverings/masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases these cards contain the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) seal. The “Freedom to Breathe Agency” is in some cases selling these inauthentic and inaccurate cards online.

These cards were NOT issued by and NOT endorsed by the DOJ. The statements on these cards do not accurately reflect existing ADA law.

DRTx urges the public NOT to rely on the information contained on these cards and to instead visit www.ADA.gov for the most accurate and up to date COVID-19 information issued by the DOJ. For information about the ADA, please call 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).

If you have a question about whether your disability allows you an exemption from wearing a mask, please contact us at 1-800-252-9108 or on our sign language video line at 1-866-362-2851.

Disaster Myths 3

Hurricane season is here (June-November) and it is important you stay informed. This week we are sharing part 3 of our Disaster Myths series- check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRwb7LTn8H4


State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers Create Pen Pal Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic | Texas Health and Human Services

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced the launch of a pen pal program to help keep state-supported living center residents and state hospital patients connected with their communities during the pandemic. https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2020/06/state-hospitals-state-supported-living-centers-create-pen-pal-programs-during-covid-19-pandemic

hhs.texas.gov SSLCs and state hospitals across Texas are using pen pal programs to


COVID-19 Support: Texas Home Learning | Texas Education Agency


Good news!!!

On call now with the Texas Education Agency and we are relieved to hear a different tone today from TEA Commissioner Morath who stated:

"Any parent who wants it can receive at-home learning."

He laid out remote learning options for districts that will generate full state funding.

Of course, many parents will not have this option because their financial circumstances do not allow it. We must ensure full unemployment benefits for parents who must keep their kids home to keep family safe during this pandemic.

In addition, many kids lack internet connectivity. We must fully fund broad band access to all families. Access to knowledge should be a right not a privilege.

Finally, teachers and staff should not have to risk their health to keep their jobs. Districts should make provisions for all staff and teachers to teach within an environment that they feel safe in. That should include distance learning.



Draft documents show Texas planning few mandatory safety measures when public schools reopen in fall

Texas education officials are planning a light-handed role in coronavirus prevention measures, mirroring Gov. Greg Abbott's general approach to reopening the state's economy. Masks and distancing are recommended, but not mandatory.

texastribune.org Texas education officials are planning a light-handed role in coronavirus prevention measures, mirroring Gov. Greg Abbott's general approach to reopening the state's economy. Masks and distancing are recommended, but not mandatory.


The US Dept of Education issued an FAQ on considerations for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act dispute resolution procedures for services for students aged 3-21.




Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children

Four out of 10 of the poorest U.S. students are accessing remote learning as little as once a week or less, according to a new survey from ParentsTogether, an advocacy group.

npr.org Parents from low-income homes are twice as likely to say remote learning is going poorly or very poorly, and 1 in 3 of all parents say they are "very concerned" about children falling behind.

The Arc of Texas

Free Webinar alert! 🚨 Part 2 of the Disability & Election Virtual Summit is tomorrow and there is still time to register. You don't need to attend part 1 in order to attend part 2.

More than 35 million people with disabilities are eligible voters. Add families, advocates friends, and others who interact with people with disabilities and the number of disability rights voters increases to more than 62 million people. Join American Association of People with Disabilities today and tomorrow for its free POWER: The Disability Vote, a national, nonpartisan disability and election virtual summit from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. CT. Both days will have panels, presentations, and a national call-to-action to disability voters and allies. It's not too late to register!

Disaster Myths 2

Hurricane season is here (June-November) and it is important you stay informed. This week we are sharing part 2 of our Disaster Myths series- check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mDhVLTgjqk


today and tomorrow virtually


Schools Continue To Win Most Special Ed Disputes

disabilityscoop.com Three years after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on the rights of students with disabilities, a new analysis suggests the ruling hasn't changed things much.


An Accessible Word Document Checklist

Creating an accessible word document is easier than you may think! Check out this checklist to see how you can create more accessible documents. https://www.abrightclearweb.com/accessible-word-document-checklist/

abrightclearweb.com While I focus on websites in my work, thanks to Deque University I’ve been learning about applying accessibility principles to other types of content. Whil

Happy Juneteenth, everyone. We hope you have a fun, healthy, and safe weekend.

𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦. 𝐌𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞. 𝔼𝕕𝕦𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕖. 🖤⁣

𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘐𝘚 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺. This quick guide leaves out a ton of information, but it’s a starting point for those who are trying to become better allies. ⁣✨ @ Emancipation Park

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