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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Action: Sharing a story

Submitted by: Representative Rick Hardcastle

House District 68

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“I know of a small-town community in Texas that has for years supported a gentleman who is mentally challenged. As a child, he was raised by his grandparents until their deaths. In his childhood, the whole community “adopted” and supported him. One hay hauler hired him to help with his business. Later on, another resident took him under his wing and hired him on as an assistant to his small business. He and his wife became the man’s guardian. They and the community helped him develop basic skills and social skills over his lifetime, and as a result, he has become a productive citizen whom everyone knows and supports.”


Ann said...

Thank you for sharing this story Rep. Hardcastle. Each and every day, people with disabilities participate in the Texas workforce. Programs that provide support people with disabilities ultimately benefit all Texans.

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.