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Elsie Morris Thomas


Elsie Morris Thomas, a self-advocate from Beaumont, applied for the program due to her concern regarding accommodations for children who receive special education services. “I’m very passionate about the education system and I hope to change the way students with disabilities are treated,” said Thomas. “I want to advocate to ensure all students receive the accommodations they need to be successful.”

Project Title

Texas Disability Compliance Agency

Project Description

Create a new state agency to enforce school districts’ compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act laws.