The Arc of Texas

Project MOVE

The Arc of Texas
8001 Centre Park., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78754
The Arc of Texas Advocacy webpage

Project Director
Ginger Mayeaux

Project Period
March 1, 2012 – February 28, 2015

Project Objective
Through Project MOVE, The Arc of Texas is partnering with local Arc chapters and other groups to provide training and ongoing support to Mobilize and Organize self-advocates, families and allies to use their Voices to Empower communities and create meaningful change. The Arc will develop curriculum based on nationally accredited organizing strategies, and provide training (including train-the-trainer) and technical assistance to ensure local groups can implement and sustain advocacy efforts. Advocates will gain the skills and power needed to take collective action on their own behalf, improve their lives, and shift current relations of power. The project will focus on Austin, San Antonio, the Rio Grande Valley and the Amarillo/Central Plains Region.

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

Austin, San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley and the Amarillo/Central Plains Region

shape of state of Texas in blue with Bexar, Willacy, Hidalgo, Travis, Potter, Cameron, and Starr counties colored orange

Area of Emphasis
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training