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SSPs for DeafBlind Texans

February 18, 2019 7:04 AM | Anonymous

It's hard to imagine that I could not drive myself to the grocery store or find my way through the grocery store to find the items on my grocery list, but I know people that can't do this weekly task!  

My daughter, who is DeafBlind, would not be able to go to the grocery store to buy her own groceries.  She would need some assistance getting there, finding her items, and getting back home.  I can help her with this task now, but a day will come when I will no longer be available or able.

I hope and pray that she will have Support Service Providers (SSPs) to help her with her daily or weekly tasks so that she can live an independent life in her community!  I fully support a SSP Bill for DeafBlind Texans!

Find out more about the Bills from the SSP Coalition:

Purpose of Senate Bill 704 and House Bill 1564

Senate Bill 704 has been filed by Senator Watson.


https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=SB704


Also House Bill 1564 (a companion bill) has been filed by Representative Hinojosa.


https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=86R&Bill=HB1564


The goal for the bill is to establish a SSP Program in Texas.


For decades, the DeafBlind community have been overlooked due to their low incidence population. The DeafBlind individual’s access to information and skills is profoundly impacted. By utilizing the specialized communication skills of Support Services Providers(SSPs) , the DeafBlind individual can achieve a greater level of autonomy and independence.


Help us support the bill!


Follow and support the SSP Coalition:  https://txssp.info


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