Texas A&M University

Project LEAD

Texas A&M University
400 Harvey Mitchell PKWY South, Suite 300
College Station, TX 78745-4375

Project Director
Dalun Zhang, Ph.D.

Project Period
June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2015

Project Description
Project LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, Action, Determination) will establish a leadership and advocacy program for youth with and without disabilities and their parents in Brazos County. Students in special education classrooms and classrooms structured for youth at risk of dropping out of high school will receive classroom training, as well as support in completing leadership projects at school and in the community. Parents will learn how to promote leadership and advocacy skills for children with disabilities at home and in the community.

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
Brazos County

shape of state of Texas in blue with Brazos county colored orange

Area of Emphasis
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training