August 18, 2008 - 09:00 AM
Interim Charge:  Special Education (Invited Testimony)
Estrada, Lynette  Parent of special needs child in Florida  (self),  Homestead, FL
Anderson, David  General Counsel  (Texas Education Agency),  Austin, TX
Borreca, Christopher  Attorney Bracewell and Giuliani  (TCASE),  Houston, TX
Clayton, Kathy  Senior Director Division of IDEA Coordination  (Texas Education Agency),  Austin, TX
Horton, Colleen  Public Policy Director  (Texas Center for Disability Studies, Univ. of Texas),  Austin, TX
Lenz, Gene  Deputy Associate Commissioner For Special Programs  (Texas Education Agency),  Austin, TX
McCamant, Frank  Chair  (Texas Council on Autism and PDD),  Austin, TX
Miller, Jeff  Policy Specialist  (Advocacy, Incorporated),  Austin, TX
Interim Charge:  Special Education (Public Testimony)
Bradford, Mika  Mother  (self),  NRH, TX
Day, Angela  President  (Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Austin),  Austin, TX
Joseph, Zenobia C.  Founder/Educational Consultant  (A Plus Writers Consulting, LLC),  Austin, TX
Pharr, Dianna  mom, parent, advocate, tax payer  (children, parents),  Austin, TX
Scillian, Liz  Homemaker  (Self),  Allen, TX
Sosa, Amy A.  Parent and Advocate  (Self),  Coppell, TX
Trevino, Esperanza (Hope)    (daughter-grandson-self),  Houston, TX
Baughman, Seana M.  lead teacher TX Virtual Academy at Southwest  (school-TXVA at SW),  San Marcos, TX
Herndon, Dr. Patrick H    (self),  Spicewood, TX
Miller, Matt  Executive Director  (Institute for Justice Texas Chapter),  Austin, TX
Moussa, Nagla  Parent of son with Autism  (the ARC of Texas),  Plano, TX
Munoz, Chelsea  Student  (Self)
Terry, Brooke Dollens  Education Policy Analyst  (Texas Public Policy Foundation),  Austin, TX
Wright, Annette P.  Mother  (self/son),  Granbury, TX
Registering, but not testifying:
Deckinga, Audrey  Senior Policy Advisor  (HHSC),  Austin, TX
Providing written testimony:
Harrell, Will  Chief Ombudsman  (office of the Independent Ombudsman),  Aus, TX
Hart, Ann  Treasurer  (Autism Society of Greater Austin),  Austin, TX
Hernandez, Ana Lilia    (Self. I am a parent of an autistic girl.),  Cedar Park, TX
Parrish, Deborah  retired special education teacher with 32 years experience  (self-concern for fellow teachers),  San Antonio, TX