Active Partnership 2013 Awards Celebration!
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Active Partnership 2013 Awards Celebration! One of our own Board Members, Zachary Slay, was awarded first place as the volunteer of the year at a recent award ceremony. Zac Slay decided early in his life that his disability would not define him and he works hard so that others can also accept themselves as they are. "Advocacy is sharing your passion to the point that others claim that passion as their own."-ZAC SLAY
Visit Zac, our Inspirational Advocate at: http://www.agapexperience.org
Project Independence was also a sponsor for this event!
Last Updated (Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:19)
Victorian Resort and Conference Center
On March 21-22, 2014 our host hotel is the Victorian Resort and Conference Center, 6300 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, Tx. 77551. Phone: 409-740-3555 or visit http://www.victoriancondo.com
A special rate of $99/night(sleeps 4-6) will be honored if you mention"2014 Ride for Autism"!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:53)
Milne Home Project
Last Updated (Tuesday, 01 October 2013 20:05)
Camp Independence 2013 Photos!
Last Updated (Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:41)
Governor's Veto and Other DHH Cuts: Devastating News for People with Developemental Disabilities
Last week individuals with disabilities and parents received news of Governor Jindal's veto message cutting funding in the main state budget (HB1) that the Legislature had included to support a number of services and programs for people with developmental disabilities. To make matters worse, advocates' fears were realized when the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced additional reductions due to the approved budget containing less than DHH reported was needed to maintain current operating levels.
Specifically, Governor Jindal vetoed from the budget approximately:
In addition to the cuts made above, the Department of Health and Hospitals announced additional cuts of $25.9 million in State General Funds (SGF). Read the DHH announcement of the planned cuts by clicking here. Some significant cuts in this announcement and services and programs impacted include approximately:
Families will rely more on non-profit organizations such as Project Independence for assistance