Staff: Tiffany Williams

Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow*

Against a grey paneled building, a woman leans against a door frame and smiles at the camera.Tiffany joined the CTD advocacy team as the Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow after working for Representative Coleman as Committee Clerk for County Affairs. During the 85th legislative session, Tiffany also served as a policy analyst for the Legislative Study Group caucus- producing bill analyses for a daily floor report. Tiffany is a licensed social worker who earned her MSW at the University of Houston and BA in Psychology and Dance. She grew up in South Carolina and has lived in France, Australia, and Florida before settling down in Texas. Before pursuing political social work, she worked with adolescents who experienced severe trauma in a residential treatment center where she was exposed to issues that children in state care were facing. Along with behavior interventions, Tiffany incorporated dance and yoga from a trauma informed perspective into her treatment. She first utilized these therapy exercises with elementary aged children with autism. Tiffany considers herself a social worker first and a policy analyst second- ensuring that the impact of policy on people with disabilities remain at the forefront in order to promote positive and sustainable policy change. When she is not researching policy, you can find Tiffany hanging out with her dog and partner on the hike and bike trail or at the yoga studio. Namaste!

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

*Financial Support for the CTD Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellowship is provided by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, with Federal funds* made available by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities. *$67,500 (79%) DD funds; $17,947 (21%) non-federal resources. Special thanks to VSA Texas for assistance with the participant application form.