Do Texans with Disabilities Really Want to Work?

Norine Gill

Norine Gill

Well, apparently they do!  When the Health and Human Services Commission issued a notice for people with disabilities interested in serving on an Employment First Task Force, over 100 applications came in – an impressive response by agency standards.  In fact, the Employment First Task Force is the result of legislation initiated by advocacy groups frustrated with systems issues that create barriers to employment.  The legislation mandated that one-third of the committee membership be people with disabilities – a first for a statewide agency advisory committee.

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