John Savage

John Savage is a writer based in Austin and a previous Observer legislative fellow.

By John Savage:

Betty Calderon
Human Rights

The Waiting Game

With no place to go, many Texans with intellectual disabilities end up on the streets.

As many as 73,000 Texans with intellectual disabilities are on a waiting list to receive home- and community-based services, such as employment assistance, behavioral counseling, dental care and placement in small group homes with around-the-clock caregivers. In contrast, at least 17 other states have waitlists with fewer than 1,000 people. Read More