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Closure Notice

CTD offices, including the CDS Division, will be closed Monday February 17, 2020 for Presidents' Day. We will resume our regular hours (8am - 4pm) on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

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Protect Texas’ Investment in Biosciences—and the Health of Texans with Disabilities

Texas has invested in the creation of a dynamic, growing biosciences industry and the lives and well-being of its citizens. Unfortunately, Texas could find that strategic investment undermined.

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Statement on Gov. Abbott’s Sudden Interest in the ADA

CTD would love for Gov. Abbott to champion the ADA. He can start by promoting legislation to waive the State’s offensive sovereign immunity position.

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2019 Annual Report

2019 was a legislative year, and much of our energy was trained on policy change. But the outcomes of our work were not limited to the Capitol (or to Texas!). How did CTD work to bring down barriers for you in 2019? Read on!

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CTDFF Focus on Adaptive Fashion

Adaptive fashion is having a moment, and we’re thrilled to welcome Runway of Dreams and Disability Fashion Stylist Stephanie Thomas to the Fest!

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2019 Legislative Report

Every legislative session has its wins and its losses, and 2019 was no different. There were some crushing moments, but we helped to move the needle a little—or a lot—on all our issues. Read our full report.

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CTDFF Adaptive Fashion Challenge

For our Challenge, we selected 5 models with a disability and a clothing-related problem they have been unable to solve on their own. 2 design teams are going to help them figure it out!

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HB 3703 Statement

HB 3703 is a remarkable step forward—and we now know where we stand to take the next step for a stronger Texas Compassionate Use Program.

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