One of the initiatives of 2017-2018 HBA President Alistair Dawson is Project TRAIN, which stands for Training, Readiness and Inclusion Network. The program is a partnership of the HBA, The Center, Social Motion Skills, H.E.A.R.T., Jewish Family Services and Disability Rights Texas. Through this program, the HBA provides pro bono legal representation to help special needs individuals with guardianships and to ensure they get the accommodations they are legal entitled to in school. In addition, the program created educational and training materials on the employment of special needs individuals that have been distributed to 21 law firms and corporations that also are members of Project TRAIN. These offices are interviewing and hiring special needs people through the program.
The State Bar of Texas has announced that Project TRAIN will receive a Star of Achievement Award as an outstanding bar project at the State Bar Annual Meeting scheduled for June 21-22 in Houston.
A new Project TRAIN video illustrates how special needs employees can make a profound, positive difference at firms and companies who are fortunate enough to hire a special person.
If your law firm or office is interested in learning more about Project TRAIN, contact Alistair Dawson at (713) 951-6225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.