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87th Texas Legislative Review of Disability Policy (virtual)

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am CDT

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Council of Tarrant County: Recapping the 87th Texas Legislative Session and updates to policy work the Governor’s Committee is doing to advance services.

About our presenter:
Monica Villarreal , works for the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), as a Research Specialist. Monica Villarreal is a disability advocate co-founder of the National Coalition of Latinx with Disabilities. She has extensive history of advocacy for disability issues and policy experience through work history including Hogg Mental Health Policy Fellow, Texas Association of Blind Students, Disability Rights Texas and the American Institutes for Research. Villarreal is a native of Monterrey Mexico and moved to Austin in 2010 to attend school at the University of Texas at Austin where she received a bachelor’s degree in Government and Latin American Studies and a Master’s of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
About the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD):
GCPD makes recommendations to the Governor and the Texas Legislature on disability issues; promotes compliance with disability-related laws; supports a network of local committees doing similar work; and recognizes employers for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities, as well as, media professionals and students for positively depicting Texans with disabilities. GCPD members and staff also provide technical assistance, information and referral services to citizens on issues affecting Texans with disabilities. Members of GCPD work on issues related to access, communications, education, emergency management, employment, health, housing, recreation, transportation, and veterans.


November 4
8:30 am - 10:00 am CDT
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