From the Lufkin Daily News:
“Representatives from Disability Rights Texas, the Area Agency on Aging and other agencies held a seminar Friday to make East Texans aware of the myriad services available to them.
Disability Rights Texas is a protection and advocacy agency for Texans with disabilities, according to executive director Sean Jackson. He said every state is mandated to have a similar agency.”
‘‘’What we do is help persons with disabilities deal with discrimination, but we also assist with a variety of other programs,’’ he said. ‘‘Besides civil rights discrimination, we also assist with getting special education services, and we help them with vocational rehabilitation services — that would be for someone who has a disability and wants to go back to work or continue working.’’’
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