Twenty-eight years after the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Texas has plenty of work to do if it's going to provide opportunity to Americans struggling with disabilities.
Justin Dart was a lifelong advocate for the disabled, and his work led to passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He was also a Republican and a Texan. Today Texas has a long way to go to if it wants to remove the barriers that keep disabled people back Julie Ross argues in a piece for The Dallas Morning News.
"At the state level, the Texas Legislature must fully fund Medicaid, the primary lifeline for disabled Texans, restoring the $2 billion slashed from the Medicaid budget in the last session," Ross argues. Cuts to other services like early childhood therapies also hold back disabled people in Texas according to Ross. She points out that funding for public schools is a problem for the disabled because, unlike schools that accept vouchers, public schools must accept students with disabilities.
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