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Rep. Dominguez Moves Legislation and Receives Award for Efforts for Children with Special Needs  print page

by: Rep. Dominguez, Alex

AUSTIN-- Last week, State Representative Alex Dominguez (Brownsville) laid out House Bill 4313 in the House Committee on Public Education. House Bill 4313, which would expand adaptive sports programs in junior high and high schools in Texas for special need students, was passed unanimously out of the committee.

"We heard strong, moving, and emotional testimony today that touched every legislator in the room," Dominguez said. "I believe it is time for children with disabilities to have the same opportunities in athletics as their peers. This comprehensive adaptation of programs can be seen as an initial attempt to make public schools even more inclusive."

Representative Dominguez was also recognized as the Humanitarian for Special Needs Individuals. Sergio Zarate, Co-Founder of Down By The Border, issued the following statement:

"Down by the Border, Big Heroes, Familia Azul, Mamas Up, Autismo en mi Vida, Order of Alhambra, and the Driscoll Health Plan collaborated together for the first time in an effort to honor an individual who has done so much in such little time to better the lives of special need children. Representative Alex Dominguez has distinguished himself as a leader among his colleagues and amidst his constituents for keeping the promises he made and expanding his care for all in the great state of Texas. Our sister organizations stand together in honoring one of their own as our Humanitarian for Special Need Individuals."

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