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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)

The ADA Legacy Project Brings the "Road to Freedom" Bus Tour to DARS Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center

2/23/2015: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25-year anniversary is on July 26, 2015, but recognition and celebration will occur throughout the year. | More about ADA Legacy Project

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

Reminder: Public Hearings Scheduled for the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

2/16/2015: The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Article II, and Senate Finance Committee have begun public hearings. The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Commissioner Veronda L. Durden will appear before each Committee to provide testimony on DARS. | More about DARS Public Hearings

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

Your Texas Benefits Website Now Offers an Eat Healthy Section

12/2/2014: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) continually looks for ways to help Texans stay healthy. Just in time for holiday feasts, HHSC has added a new feature to its website, Your Texas Benefits. | More on Eat Healthy website

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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