SABE Region 9


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• The annual Texas Advocates Conference is August 26-28th in San Antonio, Texas.

• We are expecting 400 advocates from all over Texas.

• We are excited to have Nancy Ward from Oklahoma as our keynote speaker.

• Self advocates will present great workshops and we will have fun at Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first accessible theme park

• See our web site for info on next year’s conference.

• Many self advocates worked hard and Texas passed a respectful language bill, HB1481.

• From now on Texas laws will use more respectful language and put the person before their disability.

• Several Texas Advocate members were honored to attend the bill signing with Governor Rick Perry.

• 18 out of 20 Texas Advocates chapters spoke up at the Capitol this session.

• We delivered over 1000 letters to Texas legislators from self advocates, families, and providers from all across Texas.

• We asked them to think before cutting Medicaid and community services.

• Texas Advocates attended many rallies supporting community living like the Invest in Community Rally.

• Thank you for letting me give this report.
Last updated August 2011