Meeting Health Needs of Youth in Foster Care! Overcoming Barriers to Vaccination for Persons with Disabilities

Join us on Sept. 16, 2021, at 12 p.m. (CT) for a webinar discussion of the TPIA – Vaccine Access Initiative and how CASA can assist children in foster care with disabilities in accessing COVID-19 vaccines.

In the webinar, Texas CASA will be joined by Sean Jackson, Supervising Attorney of Community Integration and Healthcare for Disability Rights Texas, to discuss why vaccines are currently not easily accessible for this population and what CASA can do to help. Many of these children may need unique plans for vaccination. For example, at one point, Disability Rights Texas arranged for the local health department to visit and vaccinate youth in an RTC who were in need.

No registration is required. Use the link below to join the webinar on Sept. 16 at 12 p.m. (CT).

Join Webinar on Sept. 16

Disability Rights Texas is the protection and advocacy agency for persons with disabilities for the State of Texas. Disability Rights has spearheaded a partnership with stakeholders and disability advocates to form a statewide coalition called Texas Partners for Inclusive Access (TPIA). The primary goal of TPIA is to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for people with disabilities and older adults.

In his role as Supervising Attorney, Sean Jackson supervises a team of attorneys and disability advocates as well as practicing health care law in order to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with appropriate medical benefits and services. Sean was previously licensed in the State of Louisiana and has previously served as Medicaid Administrative Law Judge as well as a Worker’s Compensation Judge. Sean has practiced law for 30 years and in that time has developed extensive experience in the area of Disability Law with an emphasis on public health law and the Americans with Disabilities Act.