Autism - 67th R.S. (1981)

Committee Members

Public members

  • Mary Brock
  • Rep. Clay Hill
  • Kay Lewis
  • Larry McCarron
  • Ellie Selig
  • Jan Zimmerman


  • Study the needs of autistic citizens of Texas, and make recommendations regarding the State's role in providing for autistic citizens needs. Consider alternative noninstitutional environments which have proven effective in other states. Evaluate the appropriateness of existing institutional programs for autistic citizens of Texas. Examine the current lack of specialized developmental counseling programs for parents and foster parents of autistic persons. Review the need for additional specialized inservice and undergraduate training in autism and other behavioral disorders.


Senate members appointed by Lieutenant Governor 8/11/1981 (Senate Journal, 67th 1st C.S., pp. 369-370).

Appointed pursuant to SCR 100.

House members appointed by Speaker 9/18/1981. (Memorandum, Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, September 18, 1981. See House Speaker Clayton Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1979-92. )

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