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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Actions: Support of "BACH;" offering an open door for children and families; and communicating with local school districts

Submitted by: Representative Dennis Bonnen

House District 25

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“The Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps (BACH), which is located in my district, has played a tremendous role in serving persons with disabilities. I have always been a strong and active supporter in helping them fulfill their mission of "helping children with special needs achieve." I remain committed to their efforts and my office door will always be open to these children and their families as they advocate for the needs of their community. I will also continue my dialogue with my local school districts regarding ways our schools can excel at offering the highest level of learning to our special education students.”


Anonymous said...

Representative Bonnen,

Thank you so much for continuing your work to ensure the best for our community. I, too, have been closely involved with BACH for several years now and can see firsthand the need for so many of these families with children who have developmental delay and/or disability. Their need so often extends beyond just educational and therapeutic needs of the child and into the emotional and financial needs of the entire family who are in direct contact with the child. Focusing on the whole family and teaching them to use the resources in their community and opening their minds to learning new responses to the challenges their child's delay presents will so highly affect the way the family handles future opportunities and challenges in all facets of their lives. Thanks to the many professionals who work day after day to increase the confidence and knowledge of these families to do whatever it takes to help their child achieve his/her highest potential. You all are commended.

CTD/Coalition of Texans with Disabilities said...

Rep Bonnen,

The proposed HB1 includes a cut of $132M for health & human services in Brazoria County. BACH and other local organizations will surely be impacted. Your open door is great, your active support to oppose these cuts will be critical help to keep the front door open at BACH and other Brazoria organizations.

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.