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  • TCDD Grant to Expand Advocacy Training Program

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    Senator Jeff Wentworth announced that the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities awarded $40,000 for the first year of a two-year grant to Brighton School, Inc., to expand the Parent Alliance for Learning and Support (PALS) Program. During the first year, PALS will provide training for 200 parents of children with disabilities on general advocacy and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They will also train 60 young adults with disabilities in self-advocacy and 40 professionals/community members in general advocacy. Training is provided in English and Spanish.

  • Grants Expand El Paso Disability Leadership/Advocacy Programs

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    Senator José Rodríguez announced that the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities awarded grants to the Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center and the Region 19 Education Service Center. Each grant will provide $40,000 for the first year to expand local disability leadership and advocacy training programs.

  • Senator Troy Fraser Announces TCDD Award to Imagine Enterprises

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    Senator Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay) announced that the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities awarded a $40,000 grant to Imagine Enterprises to expand a leadership and advocacy training program for youth with disabilities. The two-year project will train six youth as peer-to-peer trainers who will instruct 50 more individuals, 16-22 years old, to be peer mentors for other youth in Abilene and the surrounding counties.

  • Texas Tech Promotes Higher Education for Students with Disabilities

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    As a result of a recently awarded $1.1 million grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD), Texas Tech University will soon house Project CASE, a program whose goal is to help students with developmental disabilities navigate through the higher education system.

  • TCDD Grants to Improve Outreach to Ethnic Minority Cultures

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    The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities awarded two grants in the Houston area for one-year projects to improve the lives of people in ethnic minority cultures. Senator Rodney Ellis, TCDD Chair Brenda Coleman-Beattie and TCDD Executive Director Roger Webb worked together in announcing the grants to the Light and Salt Association and the Barbara Jordan Endeavors Corp., for about $10,000 each.

  • TCDD Grant to Develop Alternative to Guardianship

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    TCDD awarded a $75,000 grant to The Arc of San Angelo for the first year of a project to demonstrate how volunteers can provide appropriate supports to help individuals with cognitive disabilities make decisions concerning their own lives.

  • 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.