The Arc of Dallas – Advocacy for Choice and Change

The Arc of Dallas – Advocacy for Choice and Change

Three men smile and pose for the camera.

Left to right: Marvin Barnes, Barry Sheft and George Goodenow visit at the Texas Advocates conference in Grapevine. They all graduated from The Arc of Dallas’ leadership program.

Grantee Information

The Arc of Dallas – Advocacy for Choice and Change
12700 Hillcrest Road, Ste 200
Dallas, TX 75230

Project Director: : Robert Eilers

Project Period

April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2015

Project Description

This project will help empower members of the community to create changes in public policy, as well as increase supports and opportunities for people with disabilities and their families. In the first year of the project, at least 200 people in Collin, Dallas and Rockwall counties are expected to participate in a 12-week Leadership Institute that will focus on three topics: advocating with public policymakers; making effective written and oral presentations; and increasing disability awareness through volunteerism. At least 60% of participants are expected to be self-advocates.

Geographic Reach

Collin, Dallas, and Rockwall counties

Texas map with Dallas, Collin and Rockwall counties marked

Area of Emphasis

Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training

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.