Do you know someone who wants to get out of a nursing home? Texas is one of 17 states to get a federal Money Follows the Person grant to help people move out of nursing homes and other institutions. Call ADAPT for more information 512-442-0252.
In El Paso Desert ADAPT has successfully battled Walmart and Cielo Vista Mall for accessible pathways and El Paso ISD discrimination, to name a few examples. For more on their access issues contact Frank Lozano.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA is more than two decades old. A lot has improved, but not everything. Know of a business that needs access improvements? Contact David Wittie or Nicky Boyte 442-0252. Do you have curb cut or other community accessibility issues? Contact Jennifer McPhail 442-0252. AND come to the Tuesday Access Club (Tuesdays at 12:30 at the ADAPT office) to get involved.
We won Best Champions for Equal Access 2012!
Access to mainline Capital Metro buses and bus stops is another issue Austin ADAPT is working on, Contact David Wittie 442-0252. Austin Cab,Yellow Cab and Lone Star Cabs provide wheelchair accessible taxi service in Austin. Having problems getting rides on those accessible taxi cabs? You can report it to the city of Austin 974-1554. And let us know too -David is collecting this information.
Are you interested in basic access in newly built single family housing? Contact Jennifer McPhail 442-0252. We need your help! Also we’re working for housing that is REALLY affordable to people on a disability income.
Looking for an affordable, accessible apartment? Contact Jennifer McPhail 442-0252. We are working to keep a partial list of places with vacancies, and ways to get access modifications.
Our My Medicaid Matters Campaign focuses on the Medicaid Program and any actions or changes by the Medicaid office and pulls together grassroots activists from around the state to respond to any attacks on the Medicaid program. In addition, the Campaign aims to educate policy makers about the importance of Medicaid as a safety net for the lowest income Texans. With a $5 billion deficit in Texas’ Medicaid program we have big job ahead of us! Join us.
In El Paso Desert ADAPT is joining with numerous other groups to form a local My Medicaid Matters Campaign.
Texas’ so-called balanced budget is a sham. With a $5 BILLION deficit, funding for human services and supports ends about January 2013. Everyone is saying it will all work out, but with the hi-jinx at the Federal Level and the target painted on Medicaid, a lot remains at risk. We need you, yes you, wherever you are in Texas, to get involved. For more information contact Bob Kafka, Jennifer McPhail or Cathy Cranston at 512-442-0252.
Do you know an attendant/personal care provider/direct care worker who would like better pay? Well tell her/him to contact the PACT (Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas). PACT, a project of ADAPT, is working for better wages and benefits for attendants. Contact Cathy Cranston. In El Paso you can contact Kika Grajeda.