February 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Health and Human Services Commission, Brown-Heatly Building, Public Hearing Room
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751

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  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Update from the Chair
  3. Election of presiding officer and assistant presiding officer
  4. Review and approval of meeting minutes from November 17, 2017, and December 18, 2017
  5. Presentation by Gabi Teal, Office of Disability Prevention for Children, Health, Developmental, and Independence Services, Health and Human Services Commission (PDF)
  6. Discussion on other stakeholder councils  
  7. Discussion on STAR Kids and pediatric therapy services letter
  8. Public comment
  9. Workgroup reports and recommendation proposals:
    1. Workgroup 1: Access to Healthcare Services
    2. Workgroup 2: Access to Support Services, Promoting Independence, and Transition to Adulthood
    3. Workgroup 3: Special Education and Schools
  10. Next steps for developing the 2018 legislative report
  11. Action items for staff or member follow-up
  12. Public comment
  13. Adjourn

Public comment may be taken on any agenda item.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Jimmy Blanton, Director, Health Quality Institute, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-380-4372, jimmy.blanton@hhsc.state.tx.us.

This meeting is open to the public.  No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Blanton at 512-380-4372 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.