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Viewpoints: Texas needs to help — not pick on — children with disabilities

November 10, 2017
Picking on the most vulnerable is not the Texas way. Yet, it is exactly what state lawmakers do each time

Budget Cuts Keep Texas Kids with Disabilities from Getting Therapy

October 19, 2017
TYLER, Texas – Funding cuts are forcing thousands of Texas children with disabilities and developmental delays to lose access to

Kids with disabilities need therapy but the state cut the funding

September 19, 2017
Jenny remembers the joy of bringing her newborn son, Paxton, home from the hospital – and vividly remembers six months

As Lege Fails to Restore Disabled Kids’ Medicaid Funding, a Child Loses Therapy

August 17, 2017
When the insurance decided to cut off two-year-old Lillian Hinojosa’s speech therapy, her parents, Carlos and Maggie, were puzzled. Their

Parents of disabled kids despair of seeing state cuts for therapy services restored

August 16, 2017
AUSTIN — Nine-year-old Aidan Mehta stretches his arm into the air, raising it above the back of his medical stroller,

Advocates for disabled children hope for last-minute reprieve on therapy cuts

August 15, 2017
Margaretta Zuniga tries to keep upbeat about her role as a full-time single mother to two daughters who can’t walk,

Congress is eyeing big Medicaid cuts. Here’s why it matters to Texas families.

June 21, 2017
Despite years of sleepless nights, emergency room trips and long stares into the financial abyss, Kate Robinson-Howell and Bob Howell

Legislature opts to largely maintain cuts of therapy services for disabled children

May 26, 2017
In the latest showdown between the Texas House and Senate — this time over how much money to spend on speech,

Texas Legislators Largely Fail to Reverse Kids’ Therapy Cuts, Have One More Chance to Make Improvements

May 24, 2017
This week, state policymakers are making multiple decisions that influence whether Texas children with disabilities and developmental delays will be

Therapists for Disabled Children Fight Yet Another Round of Medicaid Cuts

Acute therapy providers for disabled kids just can’t catch a break — and neither can the kids’ parents, who for
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