November 13, 2020 - 9:00am

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only.  Join the meeting here.

Closed captioning for this meeting is available. Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol "cc" on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function.

There is no physical location for this meeting.

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Welcome, introductions, and opening remarks
  2. Agency and program overviews
    1. Health and Human Services
    2. Rehabilitative and Independence Services
    3. Office of Independence Services
    4. Blind Children’s Vocational Discovery and Development Program
    5. Office of Disability Prevention for Children
  3. Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council
    1. Overview of the council and membership
    2. Rules and bylaws and roles and responsibilities of council members
    3. Upcoming meetings
    4. Expense reimbursement
    5. Legislative report
  4. Advisory Committee Coordination Office overview
  5. Open Meetings Act overview
  6. Ethics overview
  7. Public comment
  8. Action items and topics for staff or member follow-up
  9. Adjourn

The committee may take any action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Jay Smith no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Council. 

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the registration form. Instructions for providing oral comment and information about joining the meeting will be emailed to you. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name, either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Each speaker must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking (if anyone). Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two (2) pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to HHSC staff immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Jay Smith, Advisory Committee Liaison, Health and Human Services Commission, 512-438-4715.

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

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Jay Smith or at 512-438-4715 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.