SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Sign the Petition
Email your Legislator
Call your Legislator
MARCH WITH US!
Come and join us! The more, the merrier! Great opportunity to visit legislators and create a sense of community!
- Visibility Gathering
- Every Tuesday at from 10:30 am – 12:45 pm at Capitol Grill inside the State Capitol
- Legislative March
- April – TBA
(Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are DeafBlind and need a SSP or a Driver!)
Purpose of Senate Bill 704 and House Bill 1564
Senate Bill 704 has been filed by Senator Watson.
Also House Bill 1564 (a companion bill) has been filed by Representative Hinojosa.
The goal for the bill is to establish a SSP Program in Texas.
For decades, the DeafBlind community have been overlooked due to their low incidence population. The DeafBlind individual’s access to information and skills is profoundly impacted. By utilizing the specialized communication skills of Support Services Providers (SSPs) , the DeafBlind individual can achieve a greater level of autonomy and independence.
Help us support the bill!
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Benefits of SSPs for the DeafBlind
True tidbits from DeafBlind individuals