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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Idea (Hope): To develop and approve cost effective programs for essential care

Submitted by: Representative Bill Callegari

House District 132

"This session I hope that the legislature may develop and approve cost effective, working programs that provide essential care, and maintain the dignity, of children with disabilities."


Joy said...

As a parent of a child with a disability in your district, I am thrilled to see you acknowledge the need for change here. I am dismayed at the amount of money thrown an inefficient and outdated models of care for those with disabilities in our State. We can and need to do so much better. I thank you for speaking up and showing support for children like mine who just want what all of us want, the ability to live, work and be a part of their community.

Patty Lacey said...

I am both a mom with children with disabilities and a professional working with families who have children with disabilities. I appreciate your recognition of these children and their rights as individuals...their contribution to society is beyond measure. Without financial assistance, these children will be unable to reach their full potential. We have an obligation to them, their families and ourselves. If we are a country that values equality- how can we deny these children a chance to succeed?

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.

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.