CTD is a 501(c)3 working to ensure that persons with disabilities may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the community of their choice. We focus on the areas of governmental advocacy, public awareness activities, and professional disability consulting to fulfill our mission. CTD is the largest and oldest member driven cross-disability organization in the state.
News & Events
It was the easiest class; it was the hardest class. I loved it; I hated it. It was a public speaking class that completed my Associates degree in Communications; it was a lesson in speaking up for myself that prepared me for life after college.Read more: Advocacy Blog: Advocacy Happens Anywhere
Disability Visibility Project to Record Stories for the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities ActRead more: StoryCorps Mobile Tour Coming to Dallas
CTD’s Dennis Borel weighs in on Greg Abbott’s and Wendy Davis’s recent wheelchair campaign ads.Read more: Let’s get past the imagery and discuss the real issues
Long-time advocate Marc Gold looks back at independent living policies, and considers the work we have left to do.Read more: IL Guest Blog: The Manifest Destiny of Independent Living
Can Texas provide institutional care for those who want it and shift funds into more cost-effective community care? Yes!Read more: IL Blog: The Cost of Institution versus Community
Featured Resource: Prescription Assistance Programs
Did you know that you can get financial assistance to pay for your prescriptions? Reimbursement, discounts, and many other programs are available.More about Rx assistance programs
Join the next generation of Texas disability advocates!
Do you want to be an advocacy expert and educate decision-makers about obstacles that people with disabilities face everyday?Learn more about CTD's Advocacy Corps program