(Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services) July 16, 2013
Former Arc of Texas executive director Mike Bright has been named Texas Autism Research and Resource Center (TARRC) coordinator. For 38 years, following his graduation from Angelo State University in 1974, Bright worked at the Arc of Texas. He served as its executive director from 1995 to 2012. He has been an advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has worked to expand and improve the Texas service delivery system.
TARRC was created in 2009 by the 81st Texas Legislature to disseminate information and research on autism, conduct training and development activities for first responders and other professionals, and provide support to families affected by autism. TARRC recently hosted the third annual Texas Autism Research Conference.
(Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services) Jan. 14, 2013
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) released its 2013 Reference Guide, an overview of the programs and services administered by DADS. Included are descriptions of services for Texans with autism and related conditions. View the 2013 Reference Guide.
Required by House Bill 1574 (81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009), the Texas Autism Research and Resource Center launched its website in February 2011. The Council contributes $50,000 a year to support the TARRC. For more information contact Mike Bright.
The Council continues to work with agencies to implement the 2010-2014 Texas State Plan for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDF format). For more information, contact Mike Bright.
Required by House Bill 1574 (81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009), the Study on the Costs and Benefits of Initiating a Pilot Project to Provide Services to Adults with ASD and Related Disabilities (PDF format) was delivered to state leadership in September 2010. Production of the study was partially funded by the Council. For more information, contact Mike Bright.
Feb. 12, 2014
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
6301 Chapel Hill Boulevard
Plano, TX 75093
Sponsored by the National Autism Association of North Texas, Plano ISD SAGE Committee, Region 10 Education Service and Speech TX. Click here for more information or to register.
Please visit the Texas Autism Research and Resource Center for a schedule of events around Texas.
If you would like to receive occasional e-mail updates from the Texas Council on Autism that may not appear on this website, e-mail Mike Bright.
If you want to receive an e-mail about updates to the Council on Autism website, click here.
You are welcome to directly contact any Council member, including those appointed by the governor, state agency representatives, and regional representatives to the Council. For contact information, click here.
For information pertaining to this website, meetings or general questions, please contact Mike Bright.