2018 Success for Today and Tomorrow Conference Vendor Information

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:26pm

Invitation to add your Resource & RSVP for the 2018 Success for Today and Tomorrow Conference: Accessing Disability & Community Resources in the Brazos Valley and Beyond

The Center on Disability & Development, College Station ISD, Bryan ISD, MHMR, BVCIL, BVCOG, Texas Workforce Commission, and Central Baptist Church have come together to host the annual Success for Today & Tomorrow: Accessing Disability & Community...

New Grant

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 1:00pm

Parent-Directed Comprehensive Language and Literacy Supports (L2): Providing Universally Designed Community-Based Literacy Experiences for Children with Autism. 

The purpose of this project is to establish sustainable, parent-directed, comprehensive community supports for literacy and language (L2) of children with ASD, prioritizing those with limited spoken language. The strain on parents of children with ASD are already great...

The Center on Disability & Development Welcomes New Program manager: Jessica Dees

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:51pm


Jessica Dees was hired as the Center’s Program Manager in October. Jessica is married and has four beautiful girls. Jessica is originally from College Station. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Minor in Management. She has always had a compassion for people and desire to help others. Jessica is excited to be part of the CDD as the new Program Manager, and plans to bring her previous experience along with her...

Policy Fellow – Community Redevelopment Project

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:12pm

Disability Rights Texas is hiring a full time Policy Fellow for the Community Integration / Healthcare Team.  This is an entry level position based in our Austin, TX office.  It is time limited, funded through the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities for only two years.


About the Position

This is an entry level position for the Community Redevelopment Project housed in Community Integration/Healthcare team.  It will support the improvement in...

PATHS Instructor Opens an Inclusive Dance Program in Houston

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 12:42pm

Courtney Kalaher, M.A. and graduate of the prestigious New York University (NYU) Dance Education Graduate Program, developed and began teaching the Communication Through Movement Course for the Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) Program in the fall of 2014. The course is intended to develop paths of inquiry and response approaches to learning and cognitive development. According to Kalaher, “Movement is a form of communication...

Autism Grant Program (AGP): Parent-directed Treatment

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:59am

The grant project entitled “Autism Grant Program (AGP): Parent-directed Treatment," sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board now offers services in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Tai.



Apply online (click this link)   Download  English Flyer -...

REDDy Directory now online

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:59am

REsources for Disasters and Disability Directory for Individuals with Disabilities and their Families Experiencing the Effects of Hurricane Harvey

The REDDy Directory is an online searchable guide to disability-related resources, services, and information for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Search by zip code, key word, or resource type. Useful for case managers, organizations, and individuals...

Disability Rights Texas Community Survey

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:31am

Disability Rights Texas is asking people with disabilities, their families and friends, disability advocates, and others to tell us about things that are most important to people with disabilities in their everyday lives. You can help by taking a few minutes to complete this brief survey! Disability Rights Texas is the legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas.


Get Involved with Texas HireAbility

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:27am

The Texas HireAbility campaign aims to connect job seekers with disabilities with employers and to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The campaign is coordinated by the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, and Texas Workforce Solutions. Texas HireAbility coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is held annually in October.

Events for Job Seekers...

Graduate Highlight: Sandy Smith

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:13am

Sandy Smith has been in education for over 20 years and has had the pleasure of being involved with teaching behavior management at the elementary, secondary, and adult level. Currently she is pursuing her doctorate in Special Education (Academic and Behavioral Supports) at Texas A&M. Her research interests include Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and coaching classroom management. Sandy will be supporting the...