Mayor Parker Presents Disability Advocates of the Year Awards 2012
Two of our own:
Lynne Cleveland (our past Board president) received the Disability Community Advocate of the Year Award. We are so proud of all her dedication to our community!
Joseph Hernandez (a fantastic volunteer for our social, leisure and respite programs ) has received the Community Advocate: Youth Advocate of The Year Award.
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What The Arc Stands for:
The Arc is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization formed in 1984. We exist to help insure that all children and adults with intellectual and all other related developmental disabilities are valued and included, not excluded because they are different.
Our goal is to provide the supports that will allow all children with developmental disabilities to have the same experiences that all children should have as they grow up.
The Arc of Greater Houston serves as the voice of all those who cannot speak for themselves, but who just want to live in and be part of their own community.
The Arc of Greater Houston works hard to respond to the real-life needs of every child and every family who experiences an intellectual and any other related disabilities.
The Arc of Greater Houston works for the right of every child and adult with special needs to receive the behavioral supports necessary to be fully included in the community.
Check out the listed resources on our Resources page. More…
Why Your Medicaid Is in Danger!
What's happening in Washington & Austin today? Deficit reduction remains a Washington focus, although the Congressional “Super Committee” was unsuccessful in its attempt to reduce the federal budget by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years. Though Medicaid funding was not part of the automatic cuts that may occur, Medicaid funding cuts and program restructuring remain on the table.
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