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.
- March 2017: Disability Community Warns Gov. Abbott of Block Grant, Per Capita Cap Risks
- 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
CTD in the News
Abuse of disabled parking placards sparks bill to improve enforcement
April 19, 2017. CBS News. Accessible Parking.
Insurance-driven “fail first” policy hurts patients, undermines doctors
March 17, 2017. Trib Talk.
Can Texas Public Schools Give Special Education Students The Help They Need?
March 15, 2017. The Source, Texas Public Radio. Special Education.
Senate panel considers bills that would draw Uber and Lyft back to Austin
March 14, 2017. Texas Tribune. Ride Sharing.
TEA to put end to enrollment 'cap' for special needs kids
March 6, 2017. KVUE. Special Education.
Disability community’s top priorities impact all Texans
February 26, 2017. Trib Talk.