Founded in 1978, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities is the oldest and largest member-driven disability advocacy organization in the state. We take a multi-front approach to making Texas a leader in disability-related public policy and culture. Our work revolves around legislative advocacy, public awareness events and activities, and professional services.
Areas of policy expertise and experience include physical and technologic accessibility, civil rights, healthcare, and community living. Members of the media interested in leveraging our expertise or scheduling an interview about an upcoming event are encouraged to contact Dennis Borel at 512-478-3366 ext. 302.
- February 2017: Coalition of Health and Human Services Advocates Calls for Protecting Health Care for Texans (with the Coalition of Health & Human Services Advocates)
- January 2017: Hinojosa Files Bill to Rebalance Texas Services for People with Disabilities (with The Arc of Texas)
- January 2017: Letter to TEA Demands End of Unlawful Special Education Cap (with Disability Rights Texas)
- October 2016: Wheelchair Basketball, ASL Slam Poetry Front and Center at Annual Disability Film Festival
- October 2015: Women with Disabilities Make Waves, Break Barriers at Annual Film Festival
CTD in the News
Abbott freezes state hiring, begins jockeying with Texas lawmakers over budget
January 31, 2017. Dallas Morning News. Community Attendants.
Advocates, Attorneys Press Texas Education Agency For Special Ed Reform
January 30, 2017. Houston Public Media. Special Education.
Disability advocates threaten to sue Texas over special education cap
January 30, 2017. Houston Chronicle. Special Education.
There's a huge imbalance in how Texas provides for its old people
January 27, 2017. Houston Chronicle. Community Attendants.
Austin Ride-sharing Companies Required to Accommodate Disabled Community
January 25, 2017. Spectrum News. TNCs.