December 2012 through February 2013 by pengxuebo

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									Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities

Winter 2012 Calendar of Events: December 2012 through February 2013
National Events of Interest:
   Access Board Advisory Committee: Medical Diagnostic Equipment, December 3 – 4 (re-
   scheduled from late October due to Hurricane Sandy). Held at the Access Board Conference
   Center, Washington, D.C; also available as a call-in option through a toll-free conference line.
   Sponsored by the Access Board Advisory Committee. For more information and to register,
   contact Rex Pace at 202-272-0023 or pace@access-board.gov or visit the Access Board website.
   Perspectives on Employment of People with Disabilities, December 5 – 7. Held at Hyatt Regency,
   Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, and Labor, the APA,
   the EEOC, NOAA, and Graduate School USA. Cost: $475. For more information and to register,
   visit the Conference website.
   2012 National Employment Conference: The New Economy: Rethink, Realign, Reinvent,
   December 5 – 7. Held at Marriott Renaissance, Arlington, VA. Sponsored by the National Technical
   Assistance Partnership; aimed at Vocational Rehabilitation specialists. Cost: $300. For more
   information and to register, visit the NTAP website.
   National Disability Inclusion Leadership Development Institute, December 10 – 11. Held at Hyatt
   Regency Crystal City, Arlington, VA. Sponsored by the National Service Inclusion Project. Cost:
   Varies. For more information and to register, visit the NSIP website.
   Centers for Independent Living and Assistive Technology Reuse National Conference: Shaping a
   National Collaborative for Excellence in Assistive Technology Reutilization, December 12 – 13.
   Held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GA. Hosted by the Pass It On
   Center. Cost: Varies. For more information and to register, visit the Pass It On website.
   Deadline: Call for Entries, 2013 VSA International Young Soloists Award Program, January 15.
   Competition open to musicians with a disability ages 14 to 25. Hosted by the VSA and the
   Accessibility Department at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
   For more information, contact VSA at 202-416-8898 or vsainfo@kennedy-center.org, or visit the
   Kennedy Center website.
   14th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities,
   January 23 – 25. Held at Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa in Kona, HI. Hosted by the Council for
   Exceptional Children Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Cost: Varies. For more
   information and to register, contact Cindy Perras at cindy.perras@cogeco.ca or visit the DADDCEC
   website.
   Courage to Risk Conference, January 25 – 26. Held at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO.
   Hosted by Colorado Council for Exceptional Children. Cost: Varies. For more information and to
   register, contact info@couragetorisk.org or visit the Courage to Risk website.
   National Center on Accessibility Training Course: Access to Parks and Outdoor Recreation Areas,
   January 29 – February 1. Held at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Hosted by the
   National Center on Accessibility; registration available through Indiana University Conferences.
   Cost: $595; Early Bird discounts and CEUs available. For more information and to register, contact
   Nan A. Smith at nanasmit@indiana.edu or 812-856-4429, or visit the NCA Online website.

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  ATIA 2013 Orlando Conference, January 30 – February 2. Held at the Caribe Royale All-Suites
  Resort and Conference Center, Orlando, FL. Hosted by the Assistive Technology Industry
  Association (ATIA). Cost: Varies. For more information and to register, visit the ATIA website.
  National Down Syndrome Society Annual Gala and Auction, Thursday, January 31, 6:30pm to
  10:30pm. Held at Cipriana 42nd Street, New York, NY. Hosted by the National Down Syndrome
  Society. Cost: Varies. For more information and to register, visit the NDSS website.
  CASE Winter Hybrid Conference: Evolution, Re-Invention, or Revolution: The Future of Special
  Education, February 13 – 15. Held at Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL; also available as a Virtual
  Conference. Hosted by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). Cost: Varies. For
  more information and to register, visit the CASE CEC website.
  National Center on Accessibility: A Universal Approach to Interpretive Planning, Programs and
  Design, February 25 – March 1. Held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Hosted by
  the National Center on Accessibility and the Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program;
  registration available through Indiana University Conferences. Cost: $650; Early Bird discounts
  and CEUs available. For more information and to register, contact Nan A. Smith at
  nanasmit@indiana.edu or 812-856-4429, or visit the NCA Online website.

Online Webinars and Workshops:
  Conference Call: Tuesday Talks. Every Second Tuesday of the Month, 11:00am to 12:00pm CST;
  Hosted by US Business Leadership Network and Pennsylvania BLN; Provides discussion with peers
  on topics such as recruitment, accommodations, inspirational stories, etc. FREE, but registration is
  required. For more information and to register, contact Stacy Kyle at 717-763-0968 x115 or
  stacy,kyle@blnofpa.org or visit the USBLN website.
  “What’s Your Connection?” Initiative. A grassroots movement emphasizing connections among
  all people, featuring photographs, short essays, and videos. Submissions accepted Now through
  July 31, 2013. Sponsored by Disability.gov. For more information and submission guidelines, visit
  the Disability.gov website.
  Webinar Archives: Caregiving Webinar Archives for Professionals Working with Family
  Caregivers. FREE; provided by Caregiving.com. For a complete list of archived webinars, visit the
  Caregiving website.
  Online Course: Partnering with Your Doctor. Tuesday, December 4, 10:00am to 11:00am. FREE,
  but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Caregiver
  Teleconnection website.
  Webinar: Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment. Thursday, December 6, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
  Central Time. FREE, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the
  Accessibility Online website.
  Online Course: Family Caregivers and Holiday Stress. Thursday, December 6, 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
  FREE, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Caregiver
  Teleconnection website.
  Online Course: El Uso Seguro de los Medicamentos. Monday, December 10, 10:00am to
  11:00am. FREE, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the
  Caregiver Teleconnection website.
  Webinar: Mobile Accessibility: The Status of Accessibility in Mobile Devices, Tuesday, December
  11, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Cost: FREE; Registration is required. For more information, visit the ADA
  Online website.
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Webinar: Self-Determination, UDL, Access to the General Education Curriculum, and the Third
Generation of the Inclusion Movement, Tuesday, December 11, 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Hosted by
the Council for Exceptional Children. Cost: $89 for Professional Members, $114 for non-members;
Registration is required. For more information, visit the CEC website.
Webcast: Harnessing the Accessibility Features of Mobile Devices for Use as Reasonable
Accommodations, Tuesday, December 11, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Cost: FREE; Registration is
required. For more information, visit the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) website.
Webinar: CEC’s Position on Special Education Teacher Evaluation: Making Evaluation
Meaningful, Wednesday, December 12, 3:00pm to 4:00pm OR 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Hosted by the
Council for Exceptional Children. Cost: Free for Professional Members, $49 for non-members;
Registration is required. For more information, visit the CEC website.
Webinar: Think College: Legislation, Advocacy and Systems Change, Wednesday, December 12,
1:00pm to 2:30pm. Hosted by the Institute for Community Inclusion: Think College program. Cost:
FREE; Registration is required. For more information, visit the Think College website.
Online Course: Medicare Basico para Cuidadores. Thursday, December 13, 11:30am to 12:30pm.
FREE, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Caregiver
Teleconnection website.
Webinar: Updating the Accessibility of Adobe Digital Editions E-Reader. Tuesday, December 18,
1:00pm. Presented by Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI). Cost: FREE; Registration
required. For more information and to register, visit the EASI website.
Webinar: ADA and GINA: Understanding the Rules When Employers Request Medical or Genetic
Information. Tuesday, December 18, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Presented by the ADA National Network
Online Learning. Cost: FREE; Registration required. For more information and to register, visit the
ADA Online Learning website.
Online Course: Caregivers are Advocates. Tuesday, December 18, 7:00pm to 8:00pm. FREE, but
registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Caregiver Teleconnection
website.
Webinar: Accessible Amusement Rides. Thursday, January 3, 1:30pm to 3:00pm Central Time.
FREE, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Accessibility
Online website.
Online Class: Barrier-Free Information Technology. Four-week class begins Monday, January 7.
Presented by Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI). Cost: $350; discounts available.
For more information and to register, visit the EASI website.
Online Class: Creating and Repurposing More Accessible Content. Four-week class begins
Monday, January 7. Presented by Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI). Cost: $350;
discounts available. For more information and to register, visit the EASI website.
Webinar: Overview of the Accessibility Features of Office 2013. Tuesday, January 8, 1:00pm.
Presented by Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI). Cost: FREE; Registration required.
For more information and to register, visit the EASI website.
Webcast: Best Practices, Tuesday, January 8, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Cost: FREE; Registration is
required. For more information, visit the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) website.
Webinar: Think College: Preparing for What? Employment and Community Participation,
Tuesday, January 22, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Hosted by the Institute for Community Inclusion: Think
College program. Cost: FREE; Registration is required. For more information, visit the Think
College website.
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  Online Class: Barrier-Free Web Design. Four-week class begins Monday, February 4. Presented by
  Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI). Cost: $350; discounts available. For more
  information and to register, visit the EASI website.
  Webinar: Think College: College-Based (Dual-Enrollment) Transition Programs, Wednesday,
  February 6, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Hosted by the Institute for Community Inclusion: Think College
  program. Cost: FREE; Registration is required. For more information, visit the Think College
  website.
  Webinar: Accessible Means of Egress. Thursday, February 7, 1:30pm to 3:00pm Central Time.
  FREE, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the Accessibility
  Online website.
  Webcast: Current Events in Accommodation, Tuesday, February 12, 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Cost:
  FREE; Registration is required. For more information, visit the Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
  website.

Statewide:
  Special Olympics Texas – 2012 Statewide Chapter Flag Football Competition, December 7 – 8.
  Held at Texas State University, San Marcos. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
  information, contact Sue Galkantas at sgalkantas@sotx.org or 512-491-2943 or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.
  Statewide Independent Living Conference Deadline for Early Registration, Monday, January 14
  (Discounts apply; later registration will be available; Conference to be held March 3 – 5 at Crowne
  Plaza Hotel, Austin). Sponsored by Texas Statewide Independent Living Council. Cost: Varies. For
  more information or to register, contact TSILC at 512-371-7353 or visit the TSILC Conference
  website.
  Special Olympics Texas – 2013 Winter Games, January 31 – February 3. Held at various venues,
  Austin. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Sue Galkantas at
  sgalkantas@sotx.org or 512-491-2943 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  2013 Texas Transition Conference: Everyday Matters: Ensuring Success for Transition-Aged
  Youth, February 21 - 22. Held at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 East 11th Street, Austin.
  Hosted by Texas A&M University. Cost: Varies. For more information or to register, visit the Texas
  Transition Conference website.
  Autism and Mental Health in the Classroom: Featuring Temple Grandin and Christopher Okiishi,
  February 26 - 27. Held at Plano Center, 2000 East Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano. Hosted by Spectrum
  Training Systems, Inc. Cost; Varies. For more information, contact Spectrum Training Systems at
  920-749-0332 or spectrumtrainingsystems@yahoo.com or visit the Spectrum Training website.

Abilene:
  REACH for a Difference, Monthly Family Support Group for families with an individual on the
  autism spectrum. Every First Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm. Hosted by REACH for a Difference.
  Held at the United Way of Abilene, 240 Cypress Street.
  REHAB Family Support Group, Monthly Family Support Group for families with an individual on
  the autism spectrum. Every Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:30pm. Hosted by West Texas
  Rehabilitation Center. Held at the WTRC Boardroom, 4601 Hartford.
  Peer Support Open Discussion, Monday, December 3 and 17, 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Held at Not
  Without Us! Office, 3305 North 3rd Street, Suite 320. Sponsored by Not Without Us! Disability in
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   Action. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact the office at 325-672-5460 or visit the Not
   Without Us! website.
   Introduction to American Sign Language, Wednesday, December 5 and 19 and January 9 and 24,
   2:00pm to 3:00pm. Held at Not Without Us! Office, 3305 North 3 rd Street, Suite 320. Sponsored by
   Not Without Us! Disability in Action. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact the office at 325-
   672-5460 or visit the Not Without Us! website.
   How to Be Your Own Advocate, Tuesday, December 11, 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Held at Not Without
   Us! Office, 3305 North 3rd Street, Suite 320. Sponsored by Not Without Us! Disability in Action.
   Cost: FREE. For more information, contact the office at 325-672-5460 or visit the Not Without Us!
   website.
   Christmas Open House, Thursday, December 13, 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Held at Not Without Us!
   Office, 3305 North 3rd Street, Suite 320. Sponsored by Not Without Us! Disability in Action. Cost:
   FREE; Snacks served. For more information, contact the office at 325-672-5460 or visit the Not
   Without Us! website.
   Not Without Us! Movie Day, Tuesday, January 15, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Held at Not Without Us!
   Office, 3305 North 3rd Street, Suite 320. Sponsored by Not Without Us! Disability in Action. Cost:
   FREE. For more information, contact the office at 325-672-5460 or visit the Not Without Us!
   website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Sports Training Expo: Basketball, Athletics, Tennis, Saturday, January
   19, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Held at the Education Service Center, 1850 Highway 351. Sponsored by
   Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bye at 325-677-3200 or email
   ebye@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Saturday, January 19, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Held at
   the Education Service Center, 1850 Highway 351. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Elizabeth Bye at 325-677-3200 or email ebye@sotx.org or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.
   Peer Support: Dealing with Anger, Wednesday, January 31, 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Held at Not
   Without Us! Office, 3305 North 3rd Street, Suite 320. Sponsored by Not Without Us! Disability in
   Action. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact the office at 325-672-5460 or visit the Not
   Without Us! website.

Allen:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Skills Competition, Friday, February 15, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
   Held at Field House USA. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact
   Cyndi Murchison at 214-943-9981 or cmurchison@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas
   website.

Amarillo:
   Special Olympics Texas – Tennis Training, Saturday, January 5, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Held at Advo,
   5214 South Washington Street. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
   contact Megan Spivey at 806-374-7171 or mspivey@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas
   website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Saturday, January 19, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Held at the
   Ambassador Hotel, 3100 I-40 West. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,

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  contact Megan Spivey at 806-374-7171 or mspivey@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas
  website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Athletics and Bocce Training, Sunday, February 24, 10:00am to 2:00pm.
  Held at Amarillo High School, 4226 Danbury. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
  information, contact Megan Spivey at 806-374-7171 or mspivey@sotx.org or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.

Anna:
  Camp Craig Allen Christmas Camp, December 7 - 9; Weekend camp for families. Hosted by Camp
  Craig Allen. Held at 1180 West Houston Street. Cost: Free, but registration is necessary. For more
  information or to register, contact Dawn Cruzan at dawn@campcragiallen.org or 940-365-4357 or
  visit the Camp Craig Allen website.

Arlington:
  Helping Restore Ability Monthly Lunch, Every Third Tuesday of the Month, 12:00 Noon to
  1:00pm. Hosted by Helping Restore Ability. For location and other information, contact Stephanie
  Melchert-Smith at 817-469-1977 or ssmith@hratexas.org, or visit the Helping Restore Ability
  website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Classifications Option 1, Saturday, February 16, 9:00am to
  12:30pm. Held at Martin School, 4501 West Pleasant Ridge Road. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Joel Maxwell at 817-332-3433 or jmaxwell@sotx.org or visit
  the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Classifications Option 2, Wednesday, February 20, 5:45pm
  to 9:00pm. Held at Martin School, 4501 West Pleasant Ridge Road. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Joel Maxwell at 817-332-3433 or jmaxwell@sotx.org or visit
  the Special Olympics Texas website.

Austin:
  Social Security Work Incentives Orientation, First Wednesday of each month, 10am (for general
  public) hosted by Workforce Solutions Ticket to Work program for anyone receiving SSI or SSDI;
  held at 6505 Airport Blvd Suite 101-A. Cost: FREE. For information, contact Marcela Ramirez at
  Marcela.ramirez@twc.state.tx.us or phone 512-597-7278.
  Brain Injury Support Group First Tuesday of each month, 7pm, hosted by the Austin Chapter
  Support Group of the Brain Injury Association of Texas, Austin Chapter; held at Mary Lee
  Foundation Community Center, 1327 Lamar Square Dr. Cost: FREE. For information, visit the Mary
  Lee Foundation website or phone 512-453-1344.
  Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities monthly meeting, Second Monday of
  each month, 12pm to 2pm, at City Hall, 301 West 2nd Street: open to the public. Cost: FREE. Visit
  the AMCPD website or contact Dolores Gonzalez at Dolores.gonzalez@ci.austin.tx.us or phone
  512-974-3256.
  Brain Injury & Health Care Information, Second Tuesday of each month, 7pm, sponsored by the
  Brain Injury Association of Texas, Austin Chapter; for family members, survivors, and
  professionals; held at Mary Lee Foundation Community Center, 1327 Lamar Square Dr. Cost:
  FREE. For information, visit the Mary Lee Foundation website or phone 512-443-5777.

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AISD Family Support Co-Op Series, Second Tuesday of each month, 7pm (Free Pizza and childcare
at 6:30pm), a cooperative effort among AISD, Austin Travis Country Integral Care and the Arc of
the Capital Area to inform and support families of children with disabilities. Rosedale School, 2117
W. 49th St. Cost: FREE. For information, visit the Eanes Parent Network website.
Personal Attendant Coalition of Texas (PACT) Monthly Meetings, Third Wednesday of each
month, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Held at ADAPT Office, 1640-A East 2nd Street. Cost: FREE. For
information, contact Cathy or Nancy at 512-442-0252.
VSA Texas Body Shift classes (Mixed Ability dance classes), Third Saturday of each month, Time
TBA. Held at Galaxy Dance Studio, 1700 South Lamar, Suite 338. Sponsored by VSA Texas. For
more information, contact Lynn Johnson at lynn@vsatx.org or phone 512-454-9912 or visit the
VSA Texas website.
BridgingApps Monthly Meeting, Last Wednesday of each month, 6:00pm. A community of
parents, therapists and teachers who come together to discuss mobile devices, favorite apps, and
how we are using them effectively with people who have disabilities. Held at Easter Seals of
Central Texas, 1611 Headway Circle, Bldg 2. For more information, contact Julie Melton Smith at
jsmith@eastersealshouston.org or visit the BridgingApps website.
2-1-1 Community Resource 101 Training, Last Friday of each month, 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Training
on when and how to use 2-1-1 Texas; for social services professionals and volunteers. Held at
United Way Capital Area, 2000 East MLK Blvd. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact Amy
Price at 512-225-0377 or amy.price@unitedwaycapitalarea.org or visit the Community Action
Network (CAN) website.
VSA Texas 2012 Holiday Art and Gift Show, Now through December 24, 9:00am to 5:00pm,
Monday through Friday. Held at AGE of Central Texas Building, Room 101, 3710 Cedar Street,
Room 101. Sponsored by VSA Texas. For more information, contact VSA Texas at info@vsatx.org
or phone 512-454-9912 or visit the VSA Texas website.
Changing Seasons, Changing Lives: 11th Annual Bridging the Gap Event for Children with Mental
Illness, Monday, December 3, 6:00pm, Cocktail Reception; 7:00pm, Dinner and Program. Held at
the Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd. Sponsored by New Milestones Foundation. For more
information, phone 512-440-4051 or visit the New Milestones website.
Get to Know the Real Goodwill Tours, December 4 & 11, January 15 & 23, February 7 & 20. Held
at Goodwill Community Center, 1015 Norwood Park Blvd. Sponsored by Goodwill Industries. Cost:
FREE. For more information, contact Marion Martin at 512-637-71 or at
realgoodwill@austingoodwill.org or visit the Goodwill website.
Special Olympics Texas – New Coach Orientation, Wednesday, December 5, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Held at the Chapter Office, 7715 Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 120. Sponsored by Special Olympics
Texas. For more information, contact Joanna Sarrett at jsarrett@sotx.org or 512-491-2962 or visit
the Special Olympics Texas website.
Community Forum on Post-Secondary Opportunities for People with Intellectual and
Developmental Disabilities, Wednesday, December 5, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Held at Austin
Community College Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, Room 8500. Sponsored by the
Austin Independent School District Special Education Advisory Committee, Texas Center for
Disability Studies at the University of Texas, Austin Community College, and the Down Syndrome
Association of Central Texas. For more information, contact Gerard Jimenez at
Gerard@austin.rr.com or 512-496-6100.

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  VSA Texas Make Your Own Gift Wrapping Paper Workshops, Saturdays, December 8 and 15,
  10:00am to 12:00pm. Hosted by VSA Texas; Family and kid-friendly. Cost: $6; includes instructions
  and supplies. For more information, contact VSA Texas at lynn@vsatx.org or phone 512-454-9912
  or visit the VSA Texas website.
  VSA Texas Holiday Benefit hosted by Ten Thousand Villages, Tuesday, December 11, 5:00pm to
  9:00pm. Held at Ten Thousand Villages, 1317 South Congress. Sponsored by Ten Thousand
  Villages; Fundraiser for VSA Texas. For more information, contact VSA Texas at info@vsatx.org or
  phone 512-454-9912 or visit the VSA Texas website.
  Statewide Independent Living Conference Deadline for Early Registration, Monday, January 14
  (Discounts apply; later registration will be available; Conference to be held March 3 – 5 at Crowne
  Plaza Hotel, Austin). Sponsored by Texas Statewide Independent Living Council. Cost: Varies. For
  more information or to register, contact TSILC at 512-371-7353 or visit the TSILC Conference
  website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Area 13 New Coach Orientation for Spring Games, Wednesday, January
  23, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Held at the Chapter Office, 7715 Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 120. Sponsored
  by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Joanna Sarrett at jsarrett@sotx.org or
  512-491-2962 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – 2013 Winter Games, January 31 – February 3. Held at various venues,
  Austin. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Sue Galkantas at
  sgalkantas@sotx.org or 512-491-2943 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Fourth Annual Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibit, February 1 through 28. Held at Dougherty
  Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. Sponsored by VSA Texas. For more information, contact
  VSA Texas at info@vsatx.org or phone 512-454-9912 or visit the VSA Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Coaches Training (Spring Games Expo), Saturday, February 2, 9:00am to
  12:00pm. Held at Vandergrift High School, 9500 McNeil Drive. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Joanna Sarrett at jsarrett@sotx.org or 512-491-2962 or visit
  the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Classifications, Sunday, February 17, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
  Held at Dell Jewish Community Center, 7300 Hart Lane. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
  more information, contact Joanna Sarrett at jsarrett@sotx.org or 512-491-2962 or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.
  2013 Texas Transition Conference: Everyday Matters: Ensuring Success for Transition-Aged
  Youth, February 21 - 22. Held at Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, 701 East 11th Street, Austin.
  Hosted by Texas A&M University. Cost: Varies. For more information or to register, visit the Texas
  Transition Conference website.

Baytown:
  Special Olympics Texas – Regional Table Tennis Competition, Saturday, January 19, 8:30am to
  4:00pm. Held at Alamo Elementary School, 302 YMCA Drive. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Cody Meredith at cmeredith@sotx.org or 713-290-0049 or
  visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Beaumont:
  SETX Self Advocate Meeting, Every First Thursday of the Month, 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Held at
  Southeast Texas Non-Profit Development Center. Hosted by The ARC of Greater Beaumont. For
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  more information, contact Janna Fulbright at the Spindletop Center at 409-839-1046 or at
  janna.fulbright@stmhmr.org.
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Bowling Tournament, Saturday, December 8, 8:30am to 3:00pm.
  Held at Crossroad Bowling Center, 4370 Dowlen Road. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
  more information, contact Renee Klovenski at 713-290-0049 or rklovenski@sotx.org or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.

Bedford:
  Special Olympics Texas – Gymnastics Coaches Training, Saturday, February 16, 9:00am to
  12:30pm. Held at Classic Gymnastics, 1309 Brown Trail. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
  more information, contact Sherron Peace at speace@sotx.org or 817-332-3433 or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.

Boys Ranch:
  Special Olympics Texas – Powerlifting Competition, Saturday, January 12, 9:00am to 12:00pm.
  Held at Boys Ranch Fine Arts Building. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
  information, contact Megan Spivey at 806-374-7171 or mspivey@sotx.org or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.

Bronte:
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Basketball Competition, Saturday, February 16, 8:00am to
  8:00pm. Held at Bronte High School, 210 South Jefferson Street. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Beth Bye at ebye@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics
  Texas website.

Bryan:
  Family Support Network Tuesday Talks: Sexual Health and Education, Tuesday, December 4,
  11:30AM TO 1:00PM; Available in person or live streaming online. Held at the Family Health
  Clinic’s Community Classroom, 3370 Texas Avenue, Suite C. Sponsored by Family Support
  Network. For more information and to register, email fsn@tamu.edu or phone 979-845-4612 or
  visit the FSN website.
  Family Support Network Tuesday Talks: Behavior Management, Tuesday, January 8, 11:30AM TO
  1:00PM; Available in person or live streaming online. Held at the Family Health Clinic’s
  Community Classroom, 3370 Texas Avenue, Suite C. Sponsored by Family Support Network. For
  more information and to register, email fsn@tamu.edu or phone 979-845-4612 or visit the FSN
  website.
  Family Support Network Tuesday Talks: Inclusion for All, Tuesday, February 12, 11:30AM TO
  1:00PM; Available in person or live streaming online. Held at the Family Health Clinic’s
  Community Classroom, 3370 Texas Avenue, Suite C. Sponsored by Family Support Network. For
  more information and to register, email fsn@tamu.edu or phone 979-845-4612 or visit the FSN
  website.

Burleson:
  Special Olympics Texas – Equestrian Coaches Training, Sunday, January 13, 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
  Held at Allstar Equestrian, 6601 FM 2738. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
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   information, contact Sherron Peace at speace@sotx.org or 817-332-3433 or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.

Cedar Hill:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Skills Competition, South, Wednesday, February 20, 1:00pm
   to 4:00pm. Held at Cedar Hill High School. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Cyndi Murchison at cmurshison@sotx.org or 214-943-9981 or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.

Conroe:
   Special Olympics Texas – Individual Skills Basketball Competition, Saturday, January 26. Held at
   Oak Ridge High School, 27330 Oak Ridge High School. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
   more information, contact Rachell Baldwin at 936-756-6906 or rbaldwin@sotx.org or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.

Corpus Christi:
   Corpus Christi Committee for Persons with Disabilities, First Wednesday of each Month, 3:00pm;
   Monthly meeting; Open to the public. Location: City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1st Floor, 1201
   Leopard Street. Cost: FREE. For more information, visit the CFPWD website or contact Sylvia
   Wilson at sylviaw@cctexas.com or 361-826-3190.
   Removing Barriers to Gaining, Maintaining or Regaining Employment for People with
   Disabilities, First Wednesday of each Month, 10:00am to 3:00pm. Hosted by Disability Rights
   Texas. Held at Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, 520 North Staples. Cost: FREE; first-come,
   first served. For more information, contact the office at 361-882-7491 or
   info@workforcesolutionscb.org or visit the Workforce Solutions website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Unified Sports Training, Tuesday, December 4, 9:00am to 3:00pm. Held
   at ESC Region 2, 209 North Water Street. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Alice Fulton-Garza at 361-857-5679 or agarza@sotx.org, or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.
   Public Hearing Notice: Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC), Friday, December 14,
   10:00am to 12:00pm. Held at Holiday Inn Emerald Beach, 1102 South Shoreline Blvd. Sponsored
   by Texas State Independent Living Council; seeking input regarding independent living needs for
   people with disabilities. For more information, contact Sandra Breitengross Bitter at 512-371-
   7353 or Sandra@txsilc.org, or visit the Texas SILC website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Saturday, January 12, 8:30am to 12:00pm. Held at
   CITGO Plant, 1802 Nueces Bay. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
   contact Alice Fulton-Garza at 361-857-5679 or agarza@sotx.org, or visit the Special Olympics
   Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Principles of Coaching Training, Wednesday, February 6, 9:00am to
   3:00pm. Held at ESC Region 2, 209 North Water Street. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
   more information, contact Alice Fulton-Garza at 361-857-5679 or agarza@sotx.org, or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.
   Cupid’s Race 5K, Saturday, February 9, Registration starts at 8:00am; Race starts at 10:00am. Held
   at Brewster Street Ice House, 1724 North Tancahua Street. Fundraiser for and hosted by

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   Community Options Inc. For more information and to register, contact Community Options Inc at
   361-808-8600 or visit the Community Options Inc website.

Donna:
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Saturday, January 26, 8:00am to 11:30am. Held at
   Donna High School Lecture Hall. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
   contact Gloria Cruz at gcruz@sotx.org or 956-630-3434 or visit the Special Olympics Texas
   website.

Dallas:
   Cupid’s Race 5K, Saturday, February 9, Registration starts at 8:00am; Race starts at 10:00am. Held
   at Bachman Lake, 3500 Northwest Highway. Fundraiser for and hosted by Community Options
   Inc. For more information and to register, contact Community Options Inc at 972-503-3901 or visit
   the Community Options Inc website.

Edcouch:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Training, Saturday, December 1, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Held at
   Carlos Trujan Junior High School. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
   contact Gloria Cruz at gcruz@sotx.org or 956-630-3434 or visit the Special Olympics Texas
   website.

Elgin:
   Poinsettia Packing and Delivery Call for Volunteers, Various dates and times, December 2
   through 14. Held at Down Home Ranch, 20250FM 619. Fundraiser for and hosted by Down Home
   Ranch. For more information, contact Denise at 512-856-0128, send her an email through the
   Down Home Ranch website, or visit the DHR website for more information.

El Paso:
   Special Olympics Texas – Families Holiday Party, Saturday, December 1, 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
   Held at Burgess High School Cafeteria, 7800 Edgemere Blvd. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas.
   For more information, contact Andrea Schiechl at 915-533-8229 or aschiechl@sotx.org or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Second Annual Polar Plunge, Saturday, January 12, 8:30am to 11:30am.
   Held at Wyndham Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway. Fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Marsha Baray at mbaray@sotx.org or 915-533-8229 or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Saturday, January 19, 9:00am to 2:00pm. Held at
   Hanks High School Cafeteria, 2001 Lee Trevino. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Andrea Schiechl at 915-533-8229 or aschiechl@sotx.org or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – New Coach Training School, Saturday, January 26, 9:00am to 2:00pm.
   Held at Bill Sybert School, 11530 EdgemereBlvd. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Andrea Schiechl at 915-533-8229 or aschiechl@sotx.org or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.

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  Special Olympics Texas – Gymnastics Coach Training, Monday, January 28, 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
  Held at Hanks High School Cafeteria, 2001 Lee Trevino. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
  more information, contact Andrea Schiechl at 915-533-8229 or aschiechl@sotx.org or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Free Medical Day, Saturday, February 2, 8:00am to 10:45am. Free
  physical exams for SOTX athletes. Held at Providence Memorial Hospital, Hilton Tower, 2001
  North Oregon. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Norma Razo
  at nrazo@sotx.org or 915-533-8229 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Gymnastics Athlete Training, Monday, February 4, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  Held at Hanks High School Cafeteria, 2001 Lee Trevino. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
  more information, contact Andrea Schiechl at 915-533-8229 or aschiechl@sotx.org or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.
  Cupid’s Race 5K, Saturday, February 9, Registration starts at 8:00am; Race starts at 10:00am. Held
  in partnership with Las Cruces at Old Mesilla Plaza, 2114 Calle de Santiago, Las Cruces, NM.
  Fundraiser for and hosted by Community Options Inc. For more information and to register,
  contact Community Options Inc at 575-532-9275 or visit the Community Options Inc website.

Flower Mound:
  Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Orientation, Every Second Tuesday of the Month,
  10:00am to 11:30am. For all EFMs and their families. Held at Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family
  Readiness Center Bldg 18000. Sponsored by Exceptional Family Member Program. For more
  information, phone 254-287-6070 or email usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-efmp@mail.mil.
  Heart of Texas Self-Help Group, Every Third Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For those
  whose lives have been touched by Multiple Sclerosis. Held at Robertson Avenue Baptist Church,
  305 Robertson Avenune, Copperas Cove. Sponsored by Exceptional Family Member Program. For
  more information, phone 254-287-6070 or email usarmy.hood.imcom-fmwrc.list.acs-
  efmp@mail.mil.

Fort Worth:
  Autism Workshop, Every Second Friday of the Month, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Held at Easter Seals
  North Texas, 1424 Hemphill Street. Sponsored by Easter Seals North Texas. Cost: $25; Registration
  required. For more information or to register, contact Shana Wiggins at 817-759-7970 or
  swiggins@ntx.easterseals.com or visit the Easter Seals North Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Tactics Training, Wednesday, January 9, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  Held at Resource Connection, 1100 Circle Drive, Bldg 2300. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas.
  For more information, contact Sherron Peace at 817-332-3433 or speace@sotx.org or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Athletic Coaches Training, Saturday, January 12, 8:15am to 1:00pm.
  Held at Resource Connection, 1100 Circle Drive, Bldg 2300. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas.
  For more information, contact Sherron Peace at 817-332-3433 or speace@sotx.org or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Soccer Coaches Training, Saturday, January 12, 11:00am to 2:30pm.
  Held at Resource Connection, 1100 Circle Drive, Bldg 2300. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas.
  For more information, contact Sherron Peace at 817-332-3433 or speace@sotx.org or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.
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   Smart Start Sessions: Parent/School Relations, Saturday, January 19, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Held at
   Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, TCU, 2820 Stadium Drive. Sponsored by Down Syndrome
   Partnership of Tarrant County and the ANSERS Institute at TCU. Cost: FREE; Registration required.
   For more information or to register, contact Kristen Adams at k.adams@tcu.edu or visit the
   DSPTC website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference Face-to-Face, Saturday, January 26, 8:00am to
   12:00pm. Held at Resource Connection, 1100 Circle Drive, Bldg 2300. Sponsored by Special
   Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Sherron Peace at 817-332-3433 or
   speace@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Athlete Leadership Program Meeting, Tuesday, January 29, 6:00pm to
   7:30pm. Held at Area 11 Office, 6707 Brentwood Stair Road, Suite 218. Sponsored by Special
   Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Sherron Peace at 817-332-3433 or
   speace@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Unified Sports Training Class, Saturday, February 23, 8:30am to
   1:00pm. Held at Resource Connection, 1100 Circle Drive, Bldg 2300. Sponsored by Special
   Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Sherron Peace at 817-332-3433 or
   speace@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Galveston:
   Special Olympics Texas – Polar Plunge, Saturday, January 19, 8:00am to 12:00pm. Held at
   Galveston Island, Stewart Beach. Fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
   contact Pam Hollaway at phollaway@sotx.org or 281-218-6024 or visit the Special Olympics Texas
   website.
   Moody Gardens Annual Mardi Gras Ball for Special People: We’re Feeling Artsy, Sunday,
   February 10, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Held at Moody Gardens. Cost: FREE for people with disabilities
   and their families or caregivers. Sponsored by Moody Gardens Hope Therapy. For more
   information or to register, contact Maria Miller at volunteers@moodygardens.com or 409-683-
   4108 or visit the Moody Gardens Hope Therapy website.

Gatesville:
   Special Olympics Texas – Powerlifting Competition, Saturday, December 15, 10:00am to
   10:00pm. Held at Gatesville High School, 311 Lovers Lane. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas.
   For more information, contact Rena Caldwell at msmuffin22@yahoo.com or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.

Graham:
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Bowling Competition, Saturday, December 1, 8:30am to 4:00pm.
   Held at Steer Bowl, 1444 4th Street. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
   contact Mike Strickland at 940-781-5541 or mstrickland@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics
   Texas website.

Grand Prairie:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Classification, Saturday, February 9, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Held
   at Grand Prairie ISD Facility TBA. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,

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  contact Cyndi Murchison at 214-943-9981 or cmurchison@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics
  Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Classification, Friday, February 22, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Held
  at Grand Prairie ISD Facility TBA. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
  contact Cyndi Murchison at 214-943-9981 or cmurchison@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics
  Texas website.

Haltom City:
  “Including Samuel” Film Screening and Discussion, Sunday, December 2, 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Held
  at The Arc House, 1806 Haltom Road. Hosted by The Arc of Northeast Tarrant County. Space is
  limited; Registration required. For more information, contact The Arc House at 817-834-770 or
  info@arcnet.org or visit The Arc House website.
  “I’m Tyler…Don’t Be Surprised” Film Screening and Discussion, Wednesday, December 5, 9:00am
  to 10:30am OR 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Held at The Arc House, 1806 Haltom Road. Hosted by The Arc
  of Northeast Tarrant County. Space is limited; Registration required. For more information,
  contact The Arc House at 817-834-770 or info@arcnet.org or visit The Arc House website.

Houston:
  Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Commission on Disabilities meeting, Second
  Thursday of Each Month, 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Held at the Multipurpose Center, 1475 West Gray.
  Cost: FREE, Open to the Public; ASL interpreters and CART provided. For more information,
  contact Kaitlyn Tracy at 281-936-0770 or kaitlyn.tracy@houstontx.gov.
  Information and Hope for Families: For Spanish Speaking Parents of Children with Disabilities,
  First Thursday of Each Month, 6:45pm to 9:00pm. Volunteer to help with Inspiration Day,
  honoring students and encouraging parent participation. Held at the Graceview Baptist Church,
  25510 Tomball Parkway. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact Carmen Pulger at 281-773-
  8318 or mcpulger@att.net.
  Autism Playgroup of Fort Bend County, First Saturday of Each Month, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Held
  at Lost Creek Park and various other parks in Fort Bend County. RSVP required. Cost: FREE. For
  more information, contact Susan Garczynski at 281-726-2665 or susan@susangar.com.
  Prosumer Meetings: Empowerment for People with a Mental Health Diagnosis, Every Second
  Saturday of the Month, 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Sponsored by Prosumers International. Held at
  MHMRA of Harris County Southwest Conference Center, 7033 Southwest Freeway. For more
  information, contact Janet Paleo at jpaleo2002@gmail.com or visit the Prosumers International
  website.
  North Houston Autism Playgroup, Third Saturday of Each Month, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Held at
  Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact Janet
  Cooper at 281-231-2262 or visit the website.
  Families CAN Support Group, First Tuesday of Each Month, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Held at Christ
  the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd. Cost: FREE. For more information, call 713-
  743-5435 or 713-743-5592.
  Families Coping with Mental Illness: Public Meeting, Third Monday of Each Month, 7:15pm to
  9:00pm. Held at Memorial Drive Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive. Cost: FREE. For more
  information, visit the NAMI website.

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Families Coping with Adult Mental Illness: Public Meeting, First and Third Sunday of Each Month,
4:00pm to 5:30pm. Held at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. Cost:
FREE. For more information, contact Pat or Leon Alderfer at 713-467-3764.
Families Coping with Adult Mental Illness: Public Meeting, Second and Fourth Sunday of Each
Month, 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Held at Pines Presbyterian Church, 12751 Kimberley. Cost: FREE. For
more information, contact Vi Napolitano at 281-893-2493.
Families Coping with Children and Adolescent Mental Illness: Public Meeting, Second and Fourth
Sunday of Each Month, 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Held at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church,
12955 Memorial Drive. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact Bonnie Cord at 713-984-2538.
Free Visual Fire Alarm Program, Ongoing until all visual fire alarms are distributed. Sponsored by
Houston Fire Department, Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, FEMA, and other
community partners. Cost: FREE to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and reside in the
Greater Houston Metropolitan area. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at
mopdmail@houstontx.gov or 713-284-1990, or contact the Houston Fire Department at 281-936-
0770.
Special Olympics Texas – Area Bowling Tournament, Saturday, December 1, 7:30am to 7:00pm.
Held at Copperfield Bowling Center, 15615 Glen Chase Drive. Sponsored by Special Olympics
Texas. For more information, contact Renee Klovenski at rklovenski@sotx.org or 713-290-0049 or
visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
Ability Workshop and STEM Resource Fair, Wednesday, December 5, 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Hosted by Barbara Jordan High School for Careers and NASA. Held at Barbara Jordan High School
for Careers, 5800 Eastex Freeway. For more information, contact Evelyn Gonzales at 832-387-
2875 or bjendeavors@att.net or visit the Barbara Jordan Ambassadors website.
Volunteer Traffic Enforcement Training (for qualification to issue parking tickets to drivers who
park illegally in accessible parking spaces), Thursday, December 6 OR January 10 OR February 14,
9:00am to 1:00pm. Held at Metropolitan Multiservice Center, 1475 West Gray Street. Sponsored
by the Houston Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Traffic Enforcement. Cost: FREE;
Registration required; Lunch provided. For more information, contact Roland De La Cerda at
roland.delacerda@houstontx.gov or 832-393-8655.
How to Interpret School and Medical Evaluations to Help a Child Success: Parent-Focused
Training, Friday, December 7, 11:00am to 1:30pm. Hosted by The Arc of Greater Houston. Held at
MHMRA’s Conference Center, 7033 Southwest Freeway. Cost: FREE, but registration required. For
more information and to register, contact Karen at 713-957-1600 x14 or karen@aogh.org or visit
the AOGH website.
Autism Speaker Series: Tips for Making Toilet Training Successful, Saturday, December 8,
10:30am to 12:30pm. Hosted by the University of Houston-Clear Lake Center for Autism and
Developmental Disabilities. Held at UHCL campus, Lecture Hall 1100 of the Student Services
Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Cost: FREE; registration required. For more information and to
register, contact Dorothea Lerman at autismcenter@uhcl.edu or visit the UHCL website.
Special Education 101: An Overview of State and Federal Law, Wednesday, December 12,
11:00am to 1:00pm. Hosted by The Arc of Greater Houston. Held at 3737 Dacoma Street, Suite E.
Cost: $25; registration required. For more information and to register, contact Karen at 713-957-
1600 x14 or karen@aogh.org or visit the AOGH website.
Ability Workshop and STEM Resource Fair, Wednesday, December 12, 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Hosted by Dr. Fredrick Walker, Principal, Westfield High School. Held at Westfield High School,
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   16713 Ella Blvd. For more information, contact Evelyn Gonzales at 832-387-2875 or
   bjendeavors@att.net or visit the Barbara Jordan Ambassadors website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Family Night/Pot Luck Dinner, Tuesday, December 18, 6:30pm to
   8:30pm. Held at United Way Building, 1300-A Bay Area Blvd, Conference Room A. Sponsored by
   Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Carmen Hernandez at 281-343-7722 or
   visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   South Texas College of Law Direct Representation Legal Clinic, Thursday, December 20 OR
   January 17 OR February 21, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Hosted by the Mayor’s Office for People with
   Disabilities and South Texas College of Law. Held at Metropolitan Multiservice Center, 1475 West
   Gray Street. Cost: FREE to qualified applicants; addresses family law, probate and estate planning.
   For more information, contact HMCOPD at mopdmail@houstontx.gov or 713-284-1990.
   Autism Speaker Series: The Art of Asking: Teaching Simple to Complex Requests, Saturday,
   January 19, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Hosted by the University of Houston-Clear Lake Center for
   Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Held at UHCL campus, Lecture Hall 1100 of the Student
   Services Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Cost: FREE; registration required. For more information and
   to register, contact Dorothea Lerman at autismcenter@uhcl.edu or visit the UHCL website.
   ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival, February 6 – 13. Hosted by Jewish Family Service
   Alexander Institute for Inclusion; Sponsored by TIRR Memorial Hermann. For more information,
   visit the Houston ReelAbilities website.
   Financial Empowerment Forum, Thursday, February 7, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Hosted by the
   Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and community partners. Held at Metropolitan
   Multiservice Center, 1475 West Gray Street. Cost: FREE. For more information, contact HMCOPD
   at mopdmail@houstontx.gov or 713-284-1990.
   Boot Scootin’ Barbecue benefitting The Arc, Greater Houston, Friday, February 15, 7:00pm.
   Hosted by The Arc of Greater Houston; honoring Celebration of Life Award Recipient Greg
   Groogan. Held at SPJST Lodge, 1435 Beall Street. Cost: $50 for individuals; various sponsorship
   levels are available. For more information and to register, contact Judy Kantorczyk at 713-957-
   1600 or judy@aogh.org, or visit the AOGH website.
   Autism Speaker Series: Problems in Public: Strategies for Managing Problem Behavior in
   Community Settings, Saturday, February 16, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Hosted by the University of
   Houston-Clear Lake Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Held at UHCL campus,
   Lecture Hall 1100 of the Student Services Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Cost: FREE; registration
   required. For information and to register, contact Dorothea Lerman at autismcenter@uhcl.edu or
   visit the UHCL website.
   HVLP/LyondellBasell Pro Bono Legal Clinic, Wednesday, February 20, 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Hosted
   by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, and
   LyondellBasell. Held at Metropolitan Multiservice Center, 1475 West Gray Street. Cost: FREE;
   short-term legal advice. For more information, contact HMCOPD at mopdmail@houstontx.gov or
   713-284-1990.

Irving:
   VSA Texas Labor of Love Exhibit, January 27 through February 19; Reception on Sunday, February
   10, 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive. Sponsored
   by VSA Texas. For more information, contact VSA Texas at info@vsatx.org or phone 512-454-9912
   or visit the VSA Texas website.
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LaPorte:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Coaches Training, Saturday, January 26, 9:30am to 12:00pm.
   Held at LaPorte Special Programs Center. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Pam Hollaway at phollaway@sotx.org or 281-218-6024 or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.

Laredo:
   Special Olympics Texas – Volleyball Competition, Wednesday, December 5, 9:30am to 1:00pm.
   Held at North West Hillside Recreation Center, 320 Wyoming. Sponsored by Special Olympics
   Texas. For more information, contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or
   msnatoya@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Soccer Competition, Thursday, December 6, 9:30am to 1:00pm. Held at
   UISD Student Activity Center, 5201 Santa Claudia. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or msnatoya@sotx.org or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Coaches Training, Friday, December 7, 10:00am to 1:00pm.
   Held at North West Hillside Recreation Center, 320 Wyoming. Sponsored by Special Olympics
   Texas. For more information, contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or
   msnatoya@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Law Enforcement Torch Run, Wednesday, January 23, 10:30am to
   12:30pm. Location TBA. Fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact
   Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or msnatoya@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics
   Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference Face-to-Face, Friday, January 25, 9:00am to 2:00pm.
   Held at UISD Athletics Office, 5208 Santa Claudia. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or msnatoya@sotx.org or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Sport Expo: MATP Training, Friday, February 8, 9:30am to 12:00pm.
   Location TBA. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Maribel
   Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or msnatoya@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas
   website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Athletics Training, Saturday, February 16, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Held at
   UISD Student Activity Center, 5208 Santa Claudia. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or msnatoya@sotx.org or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Polar Plunge, Saturday, February 16, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Held at City of
   Laredo Parks & Leisure Inner City Pool, 202 West Plum. Fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas. For
   more information, contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel at 956-712-2144 or msnatoya@sotx.org or
   visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Liberty:
   Public Hearing Notice: Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC), Wednesday, December 12,
   1:00pm to 3:00pm. Held at Liberty Center, City Hall, 1829 Sam Houston. Sponsored by Texas State
   Independent Living Council; seeking input regarding independent living needs for people with

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  disabilities. For more information, contact Sandra Breitengross Bitter at 512-371-7353 or
  Sandra@txsilc.org, or visit the Texas SILC website.

Livingston:
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Team Basketball Competition, Saturday, February 23, Time TBA.
  Held at Livingston Junior High School, 1801 US 59 Loop North. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Rachell Baldwin at rbaldwin@sotx.org or 936-756-6906 or
  visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Longview:
  Special Olympics Texas – Level 1 Coaches Training, Saturday, January 19, 9:00am to 12:00pm.
  Held at Paula Martin Jones Charities, 600 West Garfield. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
  more information, contact Ricky Lopez at rlopez@sotx.org or 936-639-1755 or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.

Lubbock:
  West Texas Archery, Second and Fourth Thursdays of each month, 6:30pm. For sports enthusiasts
  with mobility impairments. Sponsored by Turning Point. Held at Lubbock Indoor Archery. For
  more information, visit the Turning Point website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Tuesday, January 22, 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Held at High
  Point Village, 10911 Slide Road. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
  contact Norm Arias at narias@sotx.org or 512-491-2935 or visit the Special Olympics Texas
  website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Basketball Competition, Saturday, February 23, 8:00am to
  5:00pm. Held at Frenship High School, 902 West Dowden Road. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact April Benavidez at abenavidez@sotx.org or 806-749-7000 or
  visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Lufkin:
  Special Olympics Texas – Athlete Input Council Meeting, Friday, January 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
  Held at the SOTX Area Office, 3416 Denman Avenue, Suite 4. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Ricky Lopez at rlopez@sotx.org or 936-639-1755 or visit the
  Special Olympics Texas website.

Manchaca:
  Special Olympics Texas – Equestrian Coaches Training, Saturday, February 2, 9:00am to 12:00pm.
  Held at Marbridge Foundation, 2310 Bliss Spillar Road. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
  more information, contact Joanna Sarrett at512-291-2962 or jsarrett@sotx.org or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.

McKinney:
  Grapes for Good Winemaker Tasting, Thursday, December 13, 7:00pm. Held at Landon Winery,
  101 North Kentucky St. Fundraiser for Ability Connection Texas. For more information, contact
  ACT at dfwdevelopment@abilityconnectiontexas.org or 214-351-2500, or visit the Ability
  Connection Texas website.
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Midland:
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference Face-to-Face, Thursday, January 24, 6:00pm to
   9:00pm. Location TBA. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Norm
   Arias at 512-491-2935 or narias@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Nacogdoches:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Competition, Saturday, February 23, 9:00am to 3:00pm.
   Held at Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Stephen F Austin State University. Sponsored by Special
   Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Ricky Lopez at rlopez@sotx.org or 936-639-1755
   or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

North Richland Hills:
   Special Olympics Texas – Volleyball Competition and 2012 Athlete Christmas Party, Saturday,
   December 1, 7:30am to 4:00pm. Held at Fort Worth Christian School, 6200 Holiday Lane.
   Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Sherron Peace at 817-332-
   3433 or speace@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Alzheimer’s and Dementia Discussion and Guidelines for Caregivers, Saturday, December 1,
   10:00am. Held at North Richland Hills Library, 9015 Grand Avenue. Sponsored by North Texas
   Assisted Living Foundation (NTALF). For more information, phone 214-497-2985 or visit the NTALF
   website.
   Medicare Workshop, Saturday, December 8, 10:00am. Held at North Richland Hills Library, 9015
   Grand Avenue. Sponsored by North Texas Assisted Living Foundation (NTALF). For more
   information, phone 214-497-2985 or visit the NTALF website.

Odessa:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Tournament, Saturday, February 16, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
   Held at Odessa College Sports Complex, 201 West University Blvd. Sponsored by Special Olympics
   Texas. For more information, contact Norm Arias at 512-491-2935 or narias@sotx.org or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.

Pflugerville:
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Coaches Training, Saturday, December 1, 9:00am to
   11:00am. Held at Pflugerville Middle School, 1600 West Settlers Valley Drive. Sponsored by
   Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Joanna Sarrett at jsarrett@sotx.org or 512-
   491-2962 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Plano:
   Second Annual North Texas Great Santa Run, Saturday, December 15, 8:00am. Held at The Shops
   at Legacy, 7200 Bishops Road. Fundraiser for by My Possibilities. Cost; Varies. For more
   information, contact SantaRun@mptx.org or visit the My Possibilities website.
   Autism and Mental Health in the Classroom Featuring Temple Grandin and Christopher Okiishi,
   February 26 - 27. Held at Plano Center, 2000 East Spring Creek Pkwy. Hosted by Spectrum Training
   Systems, Inc. Cost; Varies. For more information, contact Spectrum Training Systems at 920-749-
   0332 or spectrumtrainingsystems@yahoo.com or visit the Spectrum Training website.

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Richardson:
  Special Olympics Texas – Principles of Coaching, Saturday, January 12, 8:45am to 4:00pm. Held at
  Region 10, 904 Abrams. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Katy
  Williams at kwilliams@sotx.org or 214-943-9981 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Saturday, January 19, 2:30pm to 5:00pm OR
  Thursday, January 24, 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Held at Region 10, 904 Abrams. Sponsored by Special
  Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Cyndi Murchison at cmurchison@sotx.org or 214-
  943-9981 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

San Antonio:
  Eva’s Heroes Special Presentations, First and Third Tuesday of the Month, 5:30pm. Special
  showings of Hollywood’s latest family-friendly films in a sensory-friendly and accepting
  environment. Hosted by Eva’s Heroes and Santikos. Held at Santikos Embassy 14 and Santikos
  Silverado 16. Cost: Varies; guests with intellectual special needs admitted free. For more
  information, visit the calendar on the DisabilitySA website.
  Prosumer Meetings: Empowerment for People with a Mental Health Diagnosis, Every Second
  Friday of the Month, 12:00pm to 3:00pm OR Every Third Tuesday of the Month, 5:00pm to
  8:00pm. Sponsored by Prosumers International. Held at Prosumer Action Center, 1921 Burnet.
  For more information, contact Janet Paleo at jpaleo2002@gmail.com or visit the Prosumers
  International website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Triathlon Competition, Saturday, December 1, Time and Location TBA.
  Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Shawn Britt at 210-530-9898
  or sbritt@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Volleyball Competition, Saturday, December 1, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
  Location TBA. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Shawn Britt at
  210-530-9898 or sbritt@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Roller Skating Competition, Monday, December 3, 9:00am to 2:00pm.
  Held at Car-Vel Skating Center. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
  contact Shawn Britt at 210-530-9898 or sbritt@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas
  website.
  Special Education Parent Trainings: Understanding Standards-Based IEPs and the Legal
  Framework, Wednesday, December 5, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Held at ESC-20 Building 6, 1314
  Hines Avenue. Sponsored by the Education Service Center Region 20. Cost: FREE. For more
  information or to register, contact Lori Williams at 210-370-5466 or lori.williams@esc20.net, or
  visit the ESC-20 website.
  Caregiver Workshop: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism,
  Thursday, December 6, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Held at the Autism Community Network site, 701
  South Zarzamora Street. Sponsored by Autism Community Network. Cost: $15 per person; $5 with
  Medicaid. For more information, contact Jose Saenz at jose@acn-sa.org or 210-435-1000, ext 5,
  or visit the Autism Community Network website.
  Professional Training Series: Understanding Sensory Processing Difficulties, Friday, December 7,
  8:30am to 11:30am. Held at the Autism Community Network site, 701 South Zarzamora Street.
  Sponsored by Autism Community Network. Cost: $35 per person. For more information, contact
  Jose Saenz at jose@acn-sa.org or 210-435-1000, ext 5, or visit the Autism Community Network
  website.
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Professional Training Series: Treating Sensory Processing Difficulties, Friday, December 7,
12:30pm to 3:30pm. Held at the Autism Community Network site, 701 South Zarzamora Street.
Sponsored by Autism Community Network. Cost: $35 per person. For more information, contact
Jose Saenz at jose@acn-sa.org or 210-435-1000, ext 5, or visit the Autism Community Network
website.
Gordon Hartman Family Foundation Fifth Annual Holiday Party, Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm
to 9:30pm. Held at Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center, 5223 David Edwards Drive. Sponsored by
the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. RSVP required. For more information or to RSVP, contact
the Gordon Hartman office at 210-493-2811 or visit the Gordon Hartman Foundation website.
Professional Training Series: Teaching Daily Living Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders, Friday, December 14, 8:30am to 11:30am. Held at the Autism Community Network
site, 701 South Zarzamora Street. Sponsored by Autism Community Network. Cost: $35 per
person. For more information, contact Jose Saenz at jose@acn-sa.org or 210-435-1000, ext 5, or
visit the Autism Community Network website.
Professional Training Series: Toilet Training Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Friday,
December 14, 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Held at the Autism Community Network site, 701 South
Zarzamora Street. Sponsored by Autism Community Network. Cost: $35 per person. For more
information, contact Jose Saenz at jose@acn-sa.org or 210-435-1000, ext 5, or visit the Autism
Community Network website.
Caregiver Workshop: Promoting Joint Attention of Children with Autism in the Home and
Community, Saturday, December 15, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Held at the Autism Community
Network site, 701 South Zarzamora Street. Sponsored by Autism Community Network. Cost: $15
per person; $5 with Medicaid. For more information, contact Jose Saenz at jose@acn-sa.org or
210-435-1000, ext 5, or visit the Autism Community Network website.
Special Education Parent Trainings: Understanding STAAR Accommodations, Wednesday,
January 16, 9:00am to 12:00 noon. Held at ESC-20 Building 6, 1314 Hines Avenue. Sponsored by
the Education Service Center Region 20. Cost: FREE. For more information or to register, contact
Lori Williams at 210-370-5466 or lori.williams@esc20.net, or visit the ESC-20 website.
Special Education Parent Trainings: Book Share, Thursday, January 17, 8:30am to 2:30pm. Held
at ESC-20 Building 6, 1314 Hines Avenue. Sponsored by the Education Service Center Region 20.
Cost: FREE. For more information or to register, contact Lori Williams at 210-370-5466 or
lori.williams@esc20.net, or visit the ESC-20 website.
Planning for the Future Workshop Series: Medicaid Waiver Programs, Saturday, January 19,
9:00am to 11:00am. Held at The Arc of San Antonio, Pam Stephens Center, 6530 Wurzbach Road.
Hosted by disABILITYsa.org. For more information and to register, contact Heather Long at
hlong@arc-sa.org or 210-490-4300 x 113, or visit the disABILITY.org website.
Special Education Parent Trainings: Parents and Transition Planning, Wednesday, January 30,
9:00am to 12:00 noon. Held at ESC-20 Building 6, 1314 Hines Avenue. Sponsored by the Education
Service Center Region 20. Cost: FREE. For more information or to register, contact Lori Williams at
210-370-5466 or lori.williams@esc20.net, or visit the ESC-20 website.
Cupid’s Race 5K, Saturday, February 9, Registration starts at 8:00am; Race starts at 10:00am. Held
at Southside Lions Park East, 3900 Roland Avenue, Pavilion #4. Fundraiser for and hosted by
Community Options Inc. For more information and to register, contact Community Options Inc at
210-212-4969 or visit the Community Options Inc website.

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  Special Education Parent Trainings: Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, Wednesday, February 13,
  9:00am to 12:00 noon. Held at ESC-20 Building 6, 1314 Hines Avenue. Sponsored by the Education
  Service Center Region 20. Cost: FREE. For more information or to register, contact Lori Williams at
  210-370-5466 or lori.williams@esc20.net, or visit the ESC-20 website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Polar Plunge, Saturday, February 16, 8:30am to 12:00pm. Held at the
  YMCA, 2263 Thousand Oaks Drive. Fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
  contact Anna Twitty at atwitty@sotx.org or 210-530-9898 or visit the Special Olympics Texas
  website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Individual Skills Competition, Thursday, February 21,
  9:30am to 2:00pm. Location TBA. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
  contact Shawn Britt at 210-530-9898 or sbritt@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas
  website.
  22nd Annual TAPPestry Conference: Abilities, Disabilities and Responsibilities, Saturday,
  February 23, 8:00am to 4:15pm. Held at the Education Service Center Region 20. Hosted by ESC
  Region 20. Cost: $25 for one person or both parents. For more information and to register,
  contact Kimberly Baumgardner at Kimberly.baumgardner@esc20.net or 210-370-5466 or visit the
  TAPPestry website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Competition, Saturday, February 23, 8:00am. Location TBA.
  Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Shawn Britt at 210-530-9898
  or sbritt@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Oscar Night America, Sunday, February 24, 6:00pm. Held at Santikos
  Palladium Theater, 17703 West I-10. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
  contact Anna Twitty at atwitty@sotx.org or 210-530-9898 or visit the Special Olympics Texas
  website.

San Marcos:
  Special Olympics Texas – 2012 Statewide Chapter Flag Football Competition, December 7 – 8.
  Held at Texas State University. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information,
  contact Sue Galkantas at sgalkantas@sotx.org or 512-491-2943 or visit the Special Olympics Texas
  website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Central Texas Basketball Competition, February 22 – 23. Held at Texas
  State University. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Joanna
  Sarrett at jsarrett@sotx.org or 512-491-2962 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.

Temple:
  Special Olympics Texas – Table Tennis Competition, Thursday, December 6, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  Held at the Wilson Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis Elliot Drive. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Tommy Smith at 254-230-4824 or tsmith@sotx.org or visit
  the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Volleyball Competition, Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  Held at the Wilson Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis Elliot Drive. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Tommy Smith at 254-230-4824 or tsmith@sotx.org or visit
  the Special Olympics Texas website.


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The Woodlands:
  Dionysus Theatre Acting Classes, Wednesdays, January 2 through March 6, 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
  Held at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive. Sponsored by
  Dionysus Theatre. Cost: $125 for 10 weeks. For more information, contact Deborah Nowinski at
  713-728-0041 or deb@dionysustheatre.org or visit the Dionysus Theatre website.
  Charity Basketball Tournament: D.A.I. DunkMasters vs. Harlem Ambassadors, Sunday, January
  27, 5:00pm. Held at the Legends Sports Complex. Sponsored by Different Abilities Inc. Cost:
  Varies; discounts for advance purchase. For more information, contact Different Abilities Inc at
  281-444-4435 or Rachel@differentabilitiesinc.org, or visit the Different Abilities website.

Waco:
  Waco Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Monthly Meeting. First Thursday of the
  month, 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Cost: FREE; open to the public. Held at the City of Waco Dr. Mae
  Jackson Development Center, 401 Franklin Ave. For more information, contact Kelly Yarbrough at
  Kelly.yarbrough@dars.state.tx.us or phone 254-214-7253.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Coaches Training, Saturday, December 1, 9:00am to
  12:00pm. Held at the Ministry Activity Center, First Woodway Baptist Church, 101 Ritchie Road.
  Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Tommy Smith at 254-230-
  4824 or tsmith@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference, Saturday, January 19, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Held at
  Baylor University, Marrs McLean Gym. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
  information, contact Tommy Smith at 254-230-4824 or tsmith@sotx.org or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Classifications, Saturday, January 19, 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
  Held at Baylor University, Marrs McLean Gym. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
  information, contact Tommy Smith at 254-230-4824 or tsmith@sotx.org or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Waco ISD Local Basketball, January 22 – 30. Held at various locations on
  WISD campuses. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Marilyn
  Ammon at mammon@wacoisd.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Competition, February 15 – 16. Held at Baylor University,
  Marrs McLean Gym. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Tommy
  Smith at 254-230-4824 or tsmith@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
  Special Olympics Texas – Athletic Coaches Training, Saturday, February 23, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
  Held at the SOTX Area Office, 6801 Sanger Avenue, Suite 101. Sponsored by Special Olympics
  Texas. For more information, contact Tommy Smith at 254-230-4824 or tsmith@sotx.org or visit
  the Special Olympics Texas website.

Webster:
  Special Olympics Texas – Bowling Competition, Saturday, December 1, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Held
  at Alpha Lanes, 318 West Bay Area Blvd. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
  information, contact Pam Hollaway at 281-218-6024 or phollaway@sotx.org or visit the Special
  Olympics Texas website.


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Weslaco:
   Special Olympics Texas – Powerlifting Competition, Tuesday, December 4, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
   Held at Weslaco East High School, 810 South Pleasantview Drive. Sponsored by Special Olympics
   Texas. For more information, contact Lauro Garza at lgarza@sotx.org or 956-630-3434 or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Athletics Training School, Saturday, February 2, 9:00am to 2:00pm.
   Held at Weslaco High School. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact
   Gloria Cruz at gcruz@sotx.org or 956-630-3434 or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Tournament, Saturday, February 16, 8:00am to 7:00pm.
   Held at Weslaco East High School, 810 South Pleasantview Drive. Sponsored by Special Olympics
   Texas. For more information, contact Gloria Cruz at gcruz@sotx.org or 956-630-3434 or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.

Wichita Falls:
   Public Hearing Notice: Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC), Tuesday, December 4,
   10:00am to 12:00pm. Held at Courtyard by Marriott, 3800 Tarry Street. Sponsored by Texas State
   Independent Living Council; seeking input regarding independent living needs for people with
   disabilities. For more information, contact Sandra Breitengross Bitter at 512-371-7353 or
   Sandra@txsilc.org, or visit the Texas SILC website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Basketball Mini-Camp and Coaches Training, Saturday, January 19,
   10:00am to 12:00pm. Held at the Midwestern State University, D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Sponsored by
   Special Olympics Texas. For more information, contact Mike Strickland at 940-692-2986 or
   mstrickland@sotx.org or visit the Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Area Conference Face-to-Face, Thursday, January 31, 6:00pm to
   8:00pm. Held at Region 9 Service Center, 301 Loop 11. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For
   more information, contact Mike Strickland at 940-692-2986 or mstrickland@sotx.org or visit the
   Special Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Equestrian Coaches Training, Saturday, February 9, 9:00am to 12:00pm.
   Held at Region 9 Service Center, 301 Loop 11. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Mike Strickland at 940-692-2986 or mstrickland@sotx.org or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Tennis Coaches Training, Saturday, February 9, 9:00am to 12:00pm.
   Held at Region 9 Service Center, 301 Loop 11. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Mike Strickland at 940-692-2986 or mstrickland@sotx.org or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.

Willis:
   Special Olympics Texas – Powerlifting Competition, Sunday, December 2, 11:00am to 4:00pm.
   Held at Willis High School, 1201 FM 830. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas. For more
   information, contact Rachell Baldwin at 936-756-6906 or rbaldwin@sotx.org or visit the Special
   Olympics Texas website.
   Special Olympics Texas – Equestrian Coaches Training, Saturday, January 12, 9:00am to 2:00pm.
   Held at EQUEST Therapeutic Riding Center, 3800 Troy Road. Sponsored by Special Olympics Texas.


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For more information, contact Katy Williams at kwilliams@sotx.org or 214-943-9981 or visit the
Special Olympics Texas website.




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