The stated purpose of the Mayor’s Committee for Disabled Persons is “to encourage, assist and enable persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the City”.
Anyone can be at risk for suicide but for the disabled life can be particularly challenging. Suicide prevention begins with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously.
Everyone can take part in National Disability Employment Awareness Month to recognize those with disabilities as valuable employees and encourage hiring them.
Accessible Housing Austin! is a nonprofit founded in 2005 by a group of advocates who recognized the critical need for affordable housing for people with disabilities.