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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Action: Commitment to improving basic necessities- quality health care, education, and respect

Submitted by: Representative Cindy Burkett

House District 101

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"Children with special needs deserve quality health care service, an effective educational experience and the ability to grow in a nurturing environment that shelters them from neglect. It is so often the case that those with mental illness are not treated with the basic dignity and respect that should be extended to an individual with physical disabilities or physical diseases. State policies should continue to focus on a sincere commitment to improving these basic necessities in making a positive impact in the lives of such precious individuals in our society."


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your time & concern for our children!

Anonymous said...

I read a newspaper report a few days ago about expected budget cuts for people with disabilities residing in Indiana. Because services for adults with disabilities who are living at home and in group homes are seriously considered to be on the chopping block, parents and caretakers are being warned they may have to put their loved ones in homeless shelters! Could this ever happen in Texas? Please make sure that such horrendous actions do not ever take place in our state. We are not wealthy, but we are responsible, middle-class, God-fearing parents who have invested our lives in the development and future of our daughter, so that when we are no longer around, she will have a life of quality, care and love. Thank you for ALL you are doing to make SURE that we can leave this earth in peace!

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.

Anonymous said...

My family and I waited 7 years for a spot in the CLASS program. This program is vital in being able to care for our son. My husband and I cannot make ends meet--without both of us working. We could never afford to pay for a private attendant. We are not destitute so we could not qualify for regular Medicaid. What would we do without CLASS? I don't know. This is a regular education student who is a sophomore in high school making all A's. Should he be denied making a contribution to Texas, because he can't get out of the bed? This is a bright young mind who will someday be a tax payor. Without CLASS he could not contribute and give back to Texas.

Tamara Ishee said...

Thank you so much for caring about our children. They are all angels from God. My 7 year old daughter with Down sydrome is a blessing to our family. She has taught us how to find the pure joy in life! Please urge your fellow legislators to oppose cuts to critical services for our families.