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School Rankings, and Affordable Housing: Monday’s Show (June 6, 2016)

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston and across Texas. Their goal: to identify which schools are succeeding, and which are struggling as a way to encourage parents, teachers and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The 2016 report is […]

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Teaching Students with Disabilities to Advocate for Themselves

Posted on · Michael Yudin is the acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education. He was in town last week for two educational conferences, including a keynote speech for the Inclusion Works Conference presented by The ARC of Texas. Before he headed back to Washington, Yudin spoke […]

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They Don’t Care if You’re Inspired: Adaptive Athletes are Playing for Something More

Posted on · When we hear stories of people with disabilities overcoming their situations to compete at high levels in sports – like wheelchair rugby or track and field – it’s easy to use the word “inspiring” to describe what they’ve accomplished. But one professor at the University of Houston takes issue with that word. Dr. Michael Cottingham […]

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Helping Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Lead Their Own Lives

Posted on · All parents wonder what their children will do when they’re grown — where they’ll live and what kind of life they’ll lead. That includes parents of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Will they live at home the rest of their lives? Will they work? How independent will they be? We learn about services available […]

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How Accessible is Houston for the Visually Impaired?

Posted on · It can be a challenge for anyone, at times, to get around in Houston. It’s all the more daunting for the blind or vision-impaired. Today on Houston Matters, we explore some of the challenges and accommodations made for the vision-impaired in Greater Houston, with Donnie Gatlin from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Carolyn […]

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Fake Service Dogs: How Some People are Skirting the Law

Posted on · Last September, a new law went into effect that makes it easier for someone with a disability to bring a service dog into a restaurant or business. It also gives more authority to local police officers to enforce that law and establishes significant penalties for those who violate it. But some issues surrounding service dogs […]