Lawmakers OK more money for attendants and fewer restraints in schools, but a voter accessibility bill was among many vetoed by Gov. Abbott.
People With Disabilities And Its Advocates Request Texas Legislature’s Approval
The Texas Standard’s Shelly Brisbin released a statement that says the result was mixed for the People with Disabilities advocates’ point of view.
She said in an interview that The Texas Standard has been talked is about the wages before on the show. She said that those who provide personal care assistance to people with disabilities in their homes will be receiving as low as $8.06 an hour and now their advocacy is that they will raise more about $15 per hour.
They are now waiting for the lawmaker’s decisions. Attendants of Shelly Brisbin provide personal care to their clients which are those with disabilities, assistance just like dressing, bathing, getting out of bed, eating, and many more.
Texas Legislature’s Approval For People With Disabilities And Its Advocates
The proposed advocates are asking a minimum salary of $15 an hour for their attendants, she says that the Legislature settled on a base rate of $10.60 an hour. Another advocacy that they are prioritizing is the so-called “no kids in cuffs”.This has been started since 2021, those Parents of kids on the autism spectrum and with other disabilities reported that sometimes their kids have been bullied in school and they need some isolation to deal with behavioral issues The bill was already passed by the governor and signed it into a law.