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Legislative advocacy is CTD’s primary focus. During and outside of the Texas’ biennial legislative session, we work with key decision makers, state agencies, and other advocacy organizations to promote statewide policies that will protect or benefit Texans with disabilities. We have influenced efforts that have added close to $5 Billion in state budget appropriations supporting people with disabilities, and we have built a solid reputation as advocates and policy experts at the state Capitol.

As a coalition, collaboration is key to the success our policy work. We partner on a number of policy issues with other disability organizations, belong to dozens of workgroups and coalitions, and engage in partnerships across movements.

Get Involved

The 88th Texas Legislature convened Tuesday, January 10, 2023 and adjourned Monday, May 29, 2023, with a special session immediately after. We expect more special sessions this year. A fews to get involved with CTD's work during this time:

Learn more about our 2023 Advocacy Opportunities (Raise Your Voice! and the Advocacy Corps)

Read up on our Legislative Priorities