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Updates on DARS Legislative Issues

3/20/2015: Last week, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Sunset Bills, House Bill (HB) 3294, by Rep. Cindy Burkett and the Senate companion, Senate Bill (SB) 208 , by Sen. Campbell, relating to the continuation and functions of TWC, were filed. | More on legislative updates

Public Hearing Scheduled for House Human Services Committee

3/11/2015: The House Human Services Committee has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. or upon final adjournment, to consider the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Sunset Bill, House Bill (HB) 2463, by Rep. Richard Peña Raymond relating to the functions of DARS. | More about House Human Service Committee public hearing

Updates on DARS Legislative Issues

3/10/2015: Last week, the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Sunset bill, House Bill (HB) 2463, by Rep. Richard Peña Raymond relating to the functions of DARS, was filed. | More about DARS Legislative bills filed

Opportunity for Public Comment on DARS Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Program

3/4/2015: The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is hosting a public meeting to seek input on proposed changes to the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS) program's rate setting methodologies. | More about CRS Program public input (Revised Notice)

Opportunity for Public Comment on DARS Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Program

2/19/2015: The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) is evaluating the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS) program and seeks public input and written comments on proposed changes to the CRS program's rate-setting methodologies. | More about public input on CRS program

DARS Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Board for Evaluation of Interpreters Seeking Applicants

2/13/2015: The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Division for Rehabilitation Services Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) seeks qualified applicants to fill four vacancies on the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI). Advisory board members are selected by the DARS Commissioner and serve a maximum three-year term. | More about BEI member applications

DARS 2014 Annual Report Available Online

2/4/2015: The 2014 DARS Annual Report follows the theme “Together, we make it possible.” The report features a message from Commissioner Veronda L. Durden and agency information from the past year. | More about DARS Annual Report

DARS Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Program: Response to Public Comments

2/3/2015: DARS is evaluating and redesigning the CRS program to ensure it provides optimal services to consumers in an efficient and effective manner. As part of the redesign process, DARS held four public hearings to receive comments on potential changes to the CRS program. | More about public comments on CRS Program

Request for Comments on DARS Annual Application for Early Childhood Intervention Federal Funding

2/2/2015: The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services is soliciting comments on the annual application for funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C. | More about ECI Federal Funding Application

The DARS Early Childhood Intervention Services Family Cost Share Evaluation Report is Now Available

12/17/2014: The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Division for Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services has published the ECI Family Cost Share Evaluation Report and is now available. | More about Family Cost Share Evaluation Report

Texas Health and Human Services System Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2015-19 Released

7/16/2014: The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) System has released its strategic plan for fiscal year 2015-2019. The HHS System Strategic Plan consolidates the strategic plans for all HHS System agencies into one document. | More on HHS System Strategic Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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