Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities MOPD's mission is to serve as the primary advocate for the rights & needs of citizens with disabilities; we also serve as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments, & other public & private entities on matters pertaining to PWDs in Hou.

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) was created in 1993 by City of Houston Code of Ordinance Chapter 2, Section 2-390. In recognition of the fact that the needs and rights of people with disabilities are of vital concern to the City of Houston, the Houston Commission on Disabilities was created in 1993. The 12 members of the Commission are appointed by the mayor and subject to City

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) was created in 1993 by City of Houston Code of Ordinance Chapter 2, Section 2-390. In recognition of the fact that the needs and rights of people with disabilities are of vital concern to the City of Houston, the Houston Commission on Disabilities was created in 1993. The 12 members of the Commission are appointed by the mayor and subject to City

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Ahalya Lettenberger is this week’s #MOPDWomenCrushWednesday. On behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Disabilities we would li...
07/14/2021

Ahalya Lettenberger is this week’s #MOPDWomenCrushWednesday. On behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Disabilities we would like to congratulate Ahalya, a local Houstonian, on her qualification to the 2020 U.S. Paralympics team. Good luck in Tokyo! #TeamUSA #TokyoBound

Ahalya Lettenberger is this week’s #MOPDWomenCrushWednesday. On behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Disabilities we would like to congratulate Ahalya, a local Houstonian, on her qualification to the 2020 U.S. Paralympics team. Good luck in Tokyo! #TeamUSA #TokyoBound

Elton John is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and composer w...
07/12/2021

Elton John is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and composer who is epileptic. He has sold more than 300 million records making him one of the best selling artists of all time.

Elton John is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and composer who is epileptic. He has sold more than 300 million records making him one of the best selling artists of all time.

Join us for the July meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities tomorrow at 4pm. We are still meeting virtually s...
07/07/2021

Join us for the July meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities tomorrow at 4pm. We are still meeting virtually so you can register for the event and public comment at https://bit.ly/HCOD2021 .

Join us for the July meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities tomorrow at 4pm. We are still meeting virtually so you can register for the event and public comment at https://bit.ly/HCOD2021 .

Introducing Nhi, our new communications intern! Nhi chose to intern at MOPD because she is interested in working with th...
07/06/2021

Introducing Nhi, our new communications intern! Nhi chose to intern at MOPD because she is interested in working with the IDD community and wanted to give back to Houston. She is excited to do work that will have a lasting positive impact.

Introducing Nhi, our new communications intern! Nhi chose to intern at MOPD because she is interested in working with the IDD community and wanted to give back to Houston. She is excited to do work that will have a lasting positive impact.

Disability Pride month is celebrated in July as it coincides with the anniversary of the signing of the ADA. Pride comes...
07/01/2021

Disability Pride month is celebrated in July as it coincides with the anniversary of the signing of the ADA. Pride comes from celebrating disability culture, the unique experiences people have and the contributions that we offer society. #DisabledPride #HOUdisability

Disability Pride month is celebrated in July as it coincides with the anniversary of the signing of the ADA. Pride comes from celebrating disability culture, the unique experiences people have and the contributions that we offer society. #DisabledPride #HOUdisability

Meet our new policy intern Cecilia! She chose to intern at MOPD to learn how legislation affects people with disabilitie...
06/29/2021

Meet our new policy intern Cecilia! She chose to intern at MOPD to learn how legislation affects people with disabilities from the city level to the federal level. She is excited about seeing her work being used to help others.

Meet our new policy intern Cecilia! She chose to intern at MOPD to learn how legislation affects people with disabilities from the city level to the federal level. She is excited about seeing her work being used to help others.

Stevie Wonder is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and produce...
06/28/2021

Stevie Wonder is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who is completely blind. He has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts by the U.S. President''s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Stevie Wonder is this week’s #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is a Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer who is completely blind. He has been recognized for his philanthropic efforts by the U.S. President''s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Meet our new policy intern Aidan! He chose to intern at MOPD because he loves the culture of the department and how comm...
06/24/2021

Meet our new policy intern Aidan! He chose to intern at MOPD because he loves the culture of the department and how committed the staff is to helping the disabled community. He is looking forward to writing policy that will help ensure all Houstonians have safe commutes.

Meet our new policy intern Aidan! He chose to intern at MOPD because he loves the culture of the department and how committed the staff is to helping the disabled community. He is looking forward to writing policy that will help ensure all Houstonians have safe commutes.

In honor of Helen Keller Deaf-Blind awareness week, our first #MOPDWomenCrushWednesday is Helen Keller! She was an Ameri...
06/23/2021

In honor of Helen Keller Deaf-Blind awareness week, our first #MOPDWomenCrushWednesday is Helen Keller! She was an American educator, disabled rights advocate, and the co-founder of the ACLU. This week has been celebrated since 1984 in June as it coincides with Helen’s birthday.

Introducing the office’s new policy intern! Claire chose to intern at MOPD because she’s always had an interest in worki...
06/22/2021

Introducing the office’s new policy intern! Claire chose to intern at MOPD because she’s always had an interest in working in local government. She is excited to learn more about the disabled community and to work on MOPD policy projects through this opportunity.

Introducing the office’s new policy intern! Claire chose to intern at MOPD because she’s always had an interest in working in local government. She is excited to learn more about the disabled community and to work on MOPD policy projects through this opportunity.

Stephen Colbert is our first #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, a...
06/21/2021

Stephen Colbert is our first #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, and television host who is completely deaf in his right ear. His condition resulted from a surgical error during an operation to correct his perforated eardrum.

Stephen Colbert is our first #MOPDManCrushMonday! He is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, and television host who is completely deaf in his right ear. His condition resulted from a surgical error during an operation to correct his perforated eardrum.

Do you know an individual, organization, or city department advocating in the Disability area here in Houston? Submit yo...
06/17/2021

Do you know an individual, organization, or city department advocating in the Disability area here in Houston? Submit your nominations for the first annual Mayor's Champion of Inclusion Award! For more information on nominations go to https://bit.ly/COINaward #HOUdisability #HTX #Htown #disability

Do you know an individual, organization, or city department advocating in the Disability area here in Houston? Submit your nominations for the first annual Mayor's Champion of Inclusion Award! For more information on nominations go to https://bit.ly/COINaward #HOUdisability #HTX #Htown #disability

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06/13/2021

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From the National Weather Service.

Heat Advisory!

Our lack of wind combined with abundant sunshine has helped temperature to soar and heat indices of 107 to 109 are here. Please use caution if you are going to be outdoors. Keep an eye on others for signs of excessive heat.

06/13/2021

Thank you, Mayor Sylvester Turner.

06/10/2021
HCOD Monthly Meeting

Welcome to our June HCOD meeting
This Month we will have Meleah Jones from The Montrose Center. Please join us!

We’re rooting for you, Jazmin! 🏆🥇👩‍🦽
06/10/2021

We’re rooting for you, Jazmin! 🏆🥇👩‍🦽

Good luck to Houston’s own Jazmin Ryan as she competes in Peru for a spot in the 2021 Paralympic Games!!! Let’s go Jaz!!! #houstonstrong

Do you know an individual, business, or non-profit making a difference in the disability community in Houston? Nominate ...
06/09/2021

Do you know an individual, business, or non-profit making a difference in the disability community in Houston? Nominate them for the Mayor's Champion of Inclusion Award! Find out more about eligibility here: https://bit.ly/COINaward #houdisability

Do you know an individual, business, or non-profit making a difference in the disability community in Houston? Nominate them for the Mayor's Champion of Inclusion Award! Find out more about eligibility here: https://bit.ly/COINaward #houdisability

Join us this Thursday June 10th from 4-6pm for the Houston Commission on Disabilities monthly meeting. You can sign up f...
06/07/2021

Join us this Thursday June 10th from 4-6pm for the Houston Commission on Disabilities monthly meeting. You can sign up for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2021

Join us this Thursday June 10th from 4-6pm for the Houston Commission on Disabilities monthly meeting. You can sign up for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2021

05/31/2021

Today we remember those who gave their lives in service of this country. Thank you to these and all servicemembers.

Hurricane season is around the corner and no better way to prepare than at Weather Ready Expo for a drive-thru preparedn...
05/26/2021

Hurricane season is around the corner and no better way to prepare than at Weather Ready Expo for a drive-thru preparedness event. If you do not have access to reliable transportation and would still like the preparedness materials register at http://bit.ly/WeatherReadyHOU

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! #GAADThere are 215,000 Houstonians with disabilities that should be able to...
05/20/2021

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! #GAAD

There are 215,000 Houstonians with disabilities that should be able to navigate the web and social media with the same ease afforded to non-disabled users.

Take the time to learn how to make your web presence and social media accessible to ALL users.

Read more on these best practices here: https://www.shondaland.com/act/a26294966/make-your-social-media-more-accessible/

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! #GAAD

There are 215,000 Houstonians with disabilities that should be able to navigate the web and social media with the same ease afforded to non-disabled users.

Take the time to learn how to make your web presence and social media accessible to ALL users.

Read more on these best practices here: https://www.shondaland.com/act/a26294966/make-your-social-media-more-accessible/

05/17/2021

⛈Be weather aware.

Thank you Mayor Sylvester Turner , Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Living Hope Wheelchair Association, Houston Center ...
05/15/2021

Thank you Mayor Sylvester Turner , Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Living Hope Wheelchair Association, Houston Center for Independent Living, and Houston Health Department for putting together an incredible event to get Houstonians with disabilities, elderly adults, and their caregivers vaccinated against Covid-19! Together we are #TakingOurBestShot to end this pandemic.

Today’s the day! #TakeYourBestShot at the West Gray MMSC. No appointments needed, drive-thru clinic! The first 300 peopl...
05/15/2021

Today’s the day! #TakeYourBestShot at the West Gray MMSC. No appointments needed, drive-thru clinic! The first 300 people to complete a short survey after will get a $50 Walmart gift card!

05/13/2021
HCOD May 2021 Meeting

Join us for the monthly meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. Tonight we are joined by Ana Calvo from HCC's VAST Academy to discuss the college transition process for people with IDD.

The first 300 people to receive their vaccine this weekend at West Gray and complete a short survey will receive a $50 W...
05/13/2021

The first 300 people to receive their vaccine this weekend at West Gray and complete a short survey will receive a $50 Walmart gift card!

Join us this Thursday for the May meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. HCC's Vast Academy is presenting an...
05/12/2021

Join us this Thursday for the May meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. HCC's Vast Academy is presenting and as always you are free to sign up for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2021 See you there! #HOUdisability

Join us this Thursday for the May meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities. HCC's Vast Academy is presenting and as always you are free to sign up for public comment at bit.ly/HCOD2021 See you there! #HOUdisability

We're hosting a vaccination clinic this Saturday, May15th for people with disabilities, older adults, and their caregive...
05/12/2021
Transportation provided to vaccine clinic for people with disabilities

We're hosting a vaccination clinic this Saturday, May15th for people with disabilities, older adults, and their caregivers. Director Cazares spoke with Fox26 this morning to talk about how we're also providing FREE transportation to and from the clinic for eligible individuals!
Register at Curative.com

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is coordinating a COVID-19 vaccination clinic along with transportation to the clinic to serve people with disabilities, older adults, and caregivers. The event is a partnership with the Houston Health Department.

The City of Houston is hosting a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for people with disabilities Saturday May 15, 2021 at the West ...
05/10/2021

The City of Houston is hosting a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for people with disabilities Saturday May 15, 2021 at the West Gray MMSC! Register at Curative.com to #TakeYourBestShot and keep Houston safe!

05/09/2021

On behalf of the City of Houston, we want to wish all of our mothers a safe and Happy Mother’s Day! 🌸🌸🌸

Photos from Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities's post
05/03/2021

Photos from Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities's post

The City of Houston is hosting a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for people with disabilities Saturday May 15, 2021 at the West ...
04/30/2021

The City of Houston is hosting a Covid-19 vaccine clinic for people with disabilities Saturday May 15, 2021 at the West Gray MMSC! #TakeYourBestShot to keep you and your community safe! Walk-ins are welcome but you can call 832-393-4301 to make an appointment.

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¡La ciudad de Houston organizará una clínica de vacunación Covid-19 para personas con discapacidades el sábado 15 de mayo de 2021 en el West Gray MMSC! ¡#TakeYourBestShot para mantenerte a ti y a tu comunidad a salvo! Las visitas sin cita son bienvenidas, pero puede llamar al 832-393-4301 para hacer una cita.

Happy #InternationalGuideDogDay to Schulz and all of the other good bois out there that enable greater access and indepe...
04/28/2021

Happy #InternationalGuideDogDay to Schulz and all of the other good bois out there that enable greater access and independence to blind and low vision folks worldwide!

Happy #InternationalGuideDogDay to Schulz and all of the other good bois out there that enable greater access and independence to blind and low vision folks worldwide!

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1475 W Gray St
Houston, TX
77019

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The Commission is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the mayor, City Council, department directors and the individual designated by the mayor to head the Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities.

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(832) 394-0814

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- FREE legal clinics & tax prep clinics
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Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have received a letter of determination from IRS recognizing the chamber as a 501c6 non-profit organization making Texas the first state to have a state Deaf chamber of commerce. The announcement is being made via press release which can be found at this link: https://sites.google.com/txdeafchamber.org/texas-deaf-chamber/about/press-releases Please feel free to contact me for any more details or questions. Thank you! -- Jason Shaw President/Chair of Texas Deaf Chamber of Commerce & Executive Committee Address: 2028 E Ben White BLVD Ste 240-1856, Austin, TX 78741 Phone: (512) 265-0611 (VP/VRS) Email: [email protected] Website: www.txdeafchamber.org "The mission of this Chamber shall be to develop, promote and perpetuate a positive and profitable business and civic climate for deaf owned businesses. Sharing information to teach areas including but not limited to capitalism, expanding access to capitalization, technical support, procurement opportunities, and effective networking. The languages, cultures, and heritage of Deaf, DeafBlind, Late-Deafened, and Hard of Hearing business owners will be acknowledged and respected in the pursuit of life, liberty and equality."
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Can someone PLEASE do something about the MSP yellow cab "service". It was working better than usual during covid then they changed their computer system & I've been waiting 1 1/2 hours (that's pretty standard). Since metro is always off and makes you stay at each location for 2 hours the best way to get around Houston is hitch hiking. That's what I used pre-covid but it's a bitch getting a ride when you have groceries - with any of the above.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to y'all for again giving your support and being one of our partners (The Walk for Mental Health Awareness - Houston) in raising the volume on our #PositivePublicDialogue as we talk about mental illness out in the bright sunlight of the day, just where this conservation. Especially on World Mental Health Day - Sunday, October 10th. and with our 11th. 5k fun walk with post-walk Mental Health Expo to be held on Saturday, October 9th.
NACA, has launched its “Roll to the Polls” campaign for the Houston Area. It will begin Tuesday, Oct. 13 for early voting and run through the end of the month. The drivers will also be out on Election Day, Nov. 3. All you have to do is call or text to request your FREE ride to the polls. To apply as a driver contact Sabrina via call or text at 346-243-2036. Pay rate $12hr
Talk to a dog who has broken legs and tell them what you tell every animal in need. Sorry...I don't care. WHY?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
This is one of the lucky animals of Houston. No food or water for 5 days, cries all day and night. There are thousands of dying dogs laying on the streets begging for help BUT YOUR OFFICE DOES NOTHING!! WHY??? I have pictures that would bring you to tears yet you still DO NOTHING. SHAME ON YOU!!!
I am a 52 year old black woman who CURRENTLY HAS a BROKEN SHOULDER because of a racist cop in Houston who broke my shoulder ON PURPOSE in front of witnesses INCLUDING MY CHILDREN on a BU****IT CHARGE THAT I went to jail for 78 hours for after being handcuffed to a chair for over 2 hours 1st and THEN the charges were DROPPED AS SOON as the judge read the details. And because what happened to me wasn't VIOLENT ENOUGH no lawyer will touch my case EVEN THOUGH I FILED an internal affairs report a year ago. This happened 2 years ago. My shoulder needs surgery but I can't afford it. So, if you're reading THIS AND are pi**ed off about people rioting and looting in Minnesota...F**K OFF AND DIE NOW BECAUSE YOU'RE A RACIST PIECE OF S**T JUST LIKE THE COP THAT MURDERED Mr. Floyd. Here's the thing I'm seeing a LOT on line....Black people are generally not mad at or hate all white people., nor all cops. ANYONE who knows me KNOWS that I don't. The cop who broke my shoulder WASN'T WHITE, he was Hispanic. THIS is about institutionalized racism that is inbedded in EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS IS A CULTURAL WAR and MOST of the casualties are unaremed people of color. I don't understand why so many people DON'T GET IT...
Stuck at home? Make sure to fill out your #2020Census online at 2020census.gov. Your answers to the census questionnaire create the data for cities and states to receive federal funding for resources and programs. Data is used to improve roads, create jobs, and so much more. #ShapeYourFuture It takes less than ten minutes to complete online at the direct link below. https://my2020Census.gov.
During your extra time at home... Census field teams are on hold due to COVID-19 but the Census count needs to continue. An accurate Census count is critical for Houston/Harris County. Complete the Census online or phone while you practice social distancing #ACO3186