March 2011

Monthly Archives

  • Senator Watson Announces Grant to Create Advocacy Network

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    Senator Kirk Watson announced Wednesday that a $65,588 grant was awarded to Texas Parent to Parent by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities for the first year of a five-year project to create a statewide advocacy network. This project will recruit parents of children with developmental disabilities, young self-advocates and siblings to advocate on community-based issues in health and human services, accessible transportation and housing, meaningful employment, and appropriate education for people with disabilities.

  • TCDD Grant to Parents as Partners in Special Education

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    The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities awarded a $7,170 grant to Parents as Partners in Special Education for one year to improve the lives of people in ethnic minority cultures. This project will help TCDD to better understand the different values, cultures and customs that exist in Texas and how cultural issues may impact how services should be provided. It also will train Spanish speaking parents on how to advocate for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as they learn to find and access services.

  • TCDD Announces Grant to Improve Outreach to Asians

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    The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities awarded a $9,866 grant to Friends and Families of Asians with Special Needs for one year to improve the lives of people in ethnic minority cultures. This project will provide training to Asian parents and increase awareness in the public and private sectors concerning the barriers facing Asian families with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It also will help TCDD to better understand the different values, cultures and customs that exist in Texas and how cultural issues may impact how services should be provided.