Class of 2020 — Jocalyn Briggs

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Mansfield

Jocalyn Briggs, of Mansfield, applied for the program because she is concerned about the inclusion of children with disabilities in Texas public schools and wants to advocate for appropriate community supports and services. “Through Texas Partners in Policymaking, I hope to become an effective advocate for my daughter and others like her to effect positive change at both the local and state level,” Briggs said.

Project Title

Texas Service and Supports: What You Need to Know

Project Description

Create and share a presentation on community-based services and waiver programs available for children in Texas. The presentation will provide insight on the size of interest lists, offer short-term solutions, and serve as a call to action for state lawmakers.