Students with learning disabilities are not intellectually limited.
They have the potential to succeed in higher education.
Several definitions of Learning Disabilities exist. The definition most often used in higher education is that of the U. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. This definition reads as follows: A specific learning disability is a disorder in one or more of the central nervous system processes involved in perceiving, understanding, and/or using concepts through verbal (spoken or written) language or nonverbal means.
This disorder manifests itself with a deficit in one or more of the following areas: attention, reasoning, processing, memory, communication, reading, writing, spelling, calculation, coordination, social competence, and emotional maturity.
When you qualify your home for a Disabled Person Homestead Exemption, the school taxes on that home will not increase as long as the exemption is in place.
The tax ceiling freezes your school taxes at the amount you pay in the year that you qualify for the exemption.
The 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits.
Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving.
The American Community Survey, also knowns as the Census, estimates 3.4 million Texans -- or 12.9 percent of the population -- had a disability in 2014.
These men, women and children are eligible for a range of state and federal services including rehabilitation, medical equipment, help finding a job, medical care and personal attendants.
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Break-Out Sessions:"How to Plan and Pay for Changes brought about by Aging and Illness"Virginia Larson, Attorney at Law"Veterans Administration: How It Can (and Cannot) Help You as a Caregiver"Rachel Horn and Kelly Ovalle, Department of Veterans Affairs"Leaving a Legacy: A Caregiver Guide to End-of-Life Decisions"Jennifer Lopez, Lone Star Lions Eye Bank"Sensory Changes in Aging"Rachel Allen, Connect Hearing Respite Care Video- Informational video from the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services explaining respite care and how if benefits both the care recipient and the caregiver.