NEWS AND EVENTS

Information listed below is a simple listing of events happening around the area that may be of interest to our community.

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COUNCIL & MEMBER AGENCY EVENTS

Please confirm dates, times and event details with the host organization.

Additional events of interest - Due to COVID-19, please contact the organizer to ensure activity schedule has not been modified

Tarrant Cares is an online information service for individuals, families, caregivers and agencies. This one resource can provide countless solutions for issues your family may be facing. You can also create personal health records, join blogs, and see events in the area on the Community Calendar.

Medicaid Waiver Programs / Interest Lists

Waivers let states use Medicaid funds for long-term home and community-based services for people with disabilities or special health-care needs and the elderly.  There are seven waiver programs in Texas.  Because some of these programs have lengthy waits, some even 10+ years, you should call immediately to be placed on the "interest list"!  You do not have to qualify to be added to the interest list. Our partners at MHMR have provided a handy call list with numbers and more information on each waiver service.  Download your copy.

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In the News

UNT Health Science Center Autism & Developmental Disorder Research Seeks Self-advocates and Caregivers to participate in an online survey about autism related services.
June 2018
Texas ABLE Program
A savings program for Texans with Disabilities
Abused and Betrayed (A special series on the hidden epidemic of sexual violence faced by people with IDD)

A National Public Radio Series | January 2018

FDA Grants 'Breakthrough Therapy' Status To Potential Autism Drug

Disability Scoop | January 30, 2018

CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise

by Shaun Heasley | November 29, 2017

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