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Lindsey Zischkale

Student, LBJ School at UT-Austin

Lindsey Zischkale is a student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, where she focuses on mental health and developmental disability policy. She earned a Master's of Psychology from the University of Dallas in 2011, and worked in the public behavioral health system in Texas before returning to school.

Latest Columns

An opportunity to do more for Texans with intellectual disabilities

Some truly outstanding people work in the living centers. They make herculean efforts to improve the quality of life for residents. However, they’re fighting against a rip tide that can drown the most determined caregiver. Direct care is one of the most difficult jobs: turnover is outrageously high, and as a state we provide few incentives to keep doing it—let alone to do it well.