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2019 SXSW Film: Ernie & Joe

An immersive look at the issues involved when the worlds of people with mental illness and law enforcement intersect.

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2019 SXSW Film: The Peanut Butter Falcon

It all begins when Zack, a young man with Down Syndrome, escapes the nursing home where he lives to chase his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler.

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2019 SXSW Film: Come as You Are

Three young men with different disabilities flee their overbearing parents for a road trip to a Canadian brothel that caters to people with disabilities. This film gets disability representation right. Based on a true story!

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Pen 2 Paper 2019 + Oleb Books collaboration

Our disability focused creative writing contest opens for its tenth year, with a new division: the Oleb Books Personal Essay Award!

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2018 Annual Report

A summary of our work this year, from working to register and educate voters with disabilities to fighting for the right to live in the community of one’s choice to community arts events, and more. Read on!

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The Flavor of the 86th Texas Legislature

The 86th Texas Legislative Session is right around the corner! Here are some things we’re thinking about.

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Pen 2 Paper: The Ones that Got Away November

One last piece that we loved from the 2017 Pen 2 Paper entries, but that didn’t make it to the finalist list: Grieving on the Dance Floor by Robert Kingett Read more about Pen 2 Paper: The Ones that Got Away November

Pen 2 Paper: The Ones that Got Away August

Two works that we loved, but didn’t make it to our 2017 finalist list: I Can Handle It by Rick Blum and Blood Samples and Wooden Virgins by Eden Summerlee. Read more about Pen 2 Paper: The Ones that Got Away August

Trauma and Mental Health in students with IDD

As awareness of the effects of trauma grows, we must ensure that efforts to equip our youth with coping skills include those with intellectual and development disabilities. Read more about Trauma and Mental Health in students with IDD

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