Texas Advocates

Project SAVE

George Perez poses with Senator Juan Hinojosa

George Perez meets with his State Senator, Juan Hinojosa, at the Capitol to talk about Medicaid and the need for funding home and community based services. Perez is a Texas Advocates Board Member representing Coastal Bend Self Advocates.

Grantee Information
Texas Advocates
8001 Centre Park, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
Texas Advocates website

Project Director
Rona Statman

Project Period
March 1, 2012 – May 2015

Project Objective
Texas Advocates trains state supported living center residents and community organizations on the history of the disability movement, self-determination and self advocacy. The self advocates learn to speak up for themselves on such real life issues as transition and employment. Project SAVE (Self Advocate Voices are Engaged) provides training and support on a statewide level and through individual community self advocacy activities and social media.

State Plan Goal 6
Work with others to double the number of identified leadership development and advocacy training programs that are able to provide culturally appropriate training for people with developmental disabilities without ongoing grant funding from TCDD.

Geographic Reach
Travis, Guadalupe, Bexar, Atascosa, Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy and Cameron Counties

shape of state of Texas in blue with Travis, Bexar, Atascosa, Guadalupe, Cameron, Willace, Hidalgo and Starr Counties colored orange

Area of Emphasis
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training