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Former Katy ISD student with autism returns for band competition. His parents still want to see change: ‘It almost broke us’

Posted on · Families with special education students in Texas attend a series of meetings with district staff members. Any complaints from families can take months to move through the formal process at the local and state level — and even then, some cases require decisions in state or federal courts. 


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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Improving Law Enforcement Encounters With Those With Autism, And Stories From Daily Life In Space (Sept. 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Concerns grow over a lack of negotiations between the city and the Houston Police Officers' Union, a new project hopes to improve communication between the police and people with autism, retired astronaut Col. Terry Virts discusses his book "How to Astronaut," and a traveling photo exhibit details the life of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker.


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Full Show: Gov. Abbott’s Criticism Of HISD, And Rep. Sylvia Garcia (Jan. 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Community leaders react to Gov. Abbott's call for a state takeover of HISD. Newly elected Rep. Sylvia Garcia discusses her priorities. A scientist uses his personal experience to address the myth that vaccines cause autism. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And listeners share their New Year's resolutions.


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Full Show: Vaccines And Autism, And Dealing With Obnoxious People (June 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine concerns immigrant advocates still have despite Pres. Trump's executive order ending family separation. Then, a local expert dispels the myth that vaccines cause Autism by sharing the experience of his own daughter. Plus, we learn about humankind's increased knowledge of the human genome and our potential to alter it. And an author champions the benefits of loving the obnoxious people in our lives.

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