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May, 2019

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News from AAIDD Texas Chapter.

We know how busy you are, so we've streamlined things for you. See an article that interests you? Just click on the "Read More" and it will take you to the full story. So take a quick break and catch up on what's happening in the industry.

From the President

AAIDD Texas Chapter President, Melissa Whitworth, looks forward to the 2019 Convention in Corpus Christi.
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Convention Committee Report

AAIDD Texas Chapter's 44th Annual Convention is just a few short weeks away. Be sure to make your plans now for best rates and don't miss our dynamic speakers, supportive vendors, fun silent auction and beautiful venue!
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Legislative Report

There is increased activity as the Texas 86th Legislative Session nears its close. Read about the legislation that impacts our industry.
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Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty in Texas: HB 1139

This important piece of legislation appears to outline a fair and just process for the consideration of intellectual disability in capital cases.  It contains a definition of intellectual disability that reflects current professional standards and practice.  It provides for a pretrial hearing to determine the presence of intellectual disability which allows the focus to be on the functioning of the defendant rather than on the facts of a heinous crime or guilt or innocence
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