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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Action: Commitment to work to protect funding for children with disabilities

Submitted by: Representative Mike Villarreal

House District 123

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“I have committed to fighting to protect funding for services for children with disabilities during the debate over the state budget shortfall next year [2011].”

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Ann said...

Rep Villarreal,

I am encouraged by your committment to fight to protect funding for services for children with disabilities. I encourage you to keep in mind that as these children mature, their needs continue and, in some cases, increase. With that in mind, I encourage you to protect and support programs that serve adults with disabilities as well. Thank You.

Lynda said...

Fighting to keep funding for our children is paramount. Without funding I would not be able to supply my Son, Colin, with the tools he needs to succeed. I am a professional, but cannot have Colin on my insurance because of his Pre-existing condition. Without MDCP Colin would not have a wheelchair or a stander. He would not have access to Physical therapy, speech therapy or schooling. He will probably never become an independent functioning adult, but his life does have meaning, even if it is only to us, his family. These services make his life better. He enjoys the social interaction, as well as the physical aspects of his day. Without funding these services will disappear. Please continue to fight for our children, without your voice we will not be heard.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for supporting and advocating on behalf of all Texans who have a disability. You are respected by all, no matter where they choose to receive services, State Supported Living Centers and community supports.

Cynthia Hamilton said...

Thank you for taking such a strong stand for children, seniors and people with disabilities in our communities. I appreciate that you are front and center in the fight to save funding for education and human services. Your leadership is making a difference.
Cynthia Hamilton

Tamara Dixon said...

My son. Joshua, is 25 and has autism and seizures. Josh is unable to care for himself, speak, or keep himself safe. He requires constant supervision and intervention to help keep him safe, clean, fed, etc. He is in an HCS program. If the state cuts his services he could end up in a state program instead of the home setting he is in now. Please find other ways to balance the budget without cutting desperately needed services to those who are the most vulnerable!

Mary Klentzman said...

My family, along with the many other Texas families who have family members with disabilities, thank you for making this commitment to protect state funding for services for children--as well as adults with disabilities. My 22-year-old son with multiple disabilities will be graduating from high school this coming May. Without the CLASS waiver services he obtained last summer (after a seven year wait), I would have to quit my job to stay home with him. And because my family needs the income and benefits from my job, I would have to seriously consider nursing home care for my son--which would be heartbreaking for all of us and far more costly to the state than waiver services. Your hard work is greatly appreciated and makes a huge difference for good for many families like ours.