The Texas Talking Book Program Shares their Latest News: Director’s Report Impact of President Trump’s proposed budget: On March 13, 2017, President Donald J. Trump released his preliminary federal budget for fiscal year 2018. Among the agencies slated for complete elimination is the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is an independent federal… Read More How Important are Books to You?
RISE Center will be closed, Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of the Easter holiday. The center will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Lamar University hosted an Access Transition Fair on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Transition Fair is designed to educate students with disabilities that are transitioning from high school, to post-secondary education. The turn-out exceeded expectations and RISE, as always, was more than thrilled to take part! Check out all the fun! RISE looks forward to… Read More RISE Center Participates in Lamar Access Transition Fair
RISE Center was pleased to take part this past Saturday in the first annual Kite Festival, hosted by the Beaumont Health Coalition Academy Sports and Outdoors was a generous sponsor, by donating a basketball goal to the event, and making a health-conscious contribution to our local community. We appreciate you Academy! Our own Executive Director, Jim… Read More RISE Center Takes Part in First Annual Kite Festival Hosted by Beaumont Health Coaltion
RISE hosts several events throughout the year, geared toward the goals and independence of our consumers. One of these events were hosted recently in the form of an art/peer support class. The staff and consumers enjoyed pizza and art expression in a low-key environment. Observe our artistic talents at work!
Texans With Disabilities CAN Influence the Outcome of Local and State Elections! For information on how you can influence the election:
RISE Relocation Specialists and Executive Director Join ADAPT in March at State Capitol to Advocate for Community Attendants RISE Relocation Specialists and Executive Director joined forces with ADAPT of Texas to advocate and “educate the public and state officials on personal attendant work issues and economic survival.”
If you have questions or concerns about the most recent legislature and funding concerning individuals with disabilities, look no further! Coalition of Texans with Disabilities has all the latest information on the 85th Texas Legislature and how it will affect individuals with disabilities, including Special Education. For their latest newsletter, click here: The CTD E-Newsletter / February 15, 2017