Project REDD Responds to Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 5:29pm

The widespread flooding produced by Hurricane Harvey affected approximately 6 million people, including people living with mobility, sensory, cognitive, and mental health disabilities. Given a disability rate of 18.7% in Texas, approximately a million people with disabilities have been directly affected by this disaster

Our Center is providing support to rebuild Texas in two ways:

Technical Expertise on the needs of individuals...

Aggie Disability Awareness is Back for a Second Year - This time, with a New Name

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 4:56pm

Aggie Disability Awareness (ADA) Workshop is an interactive 3-hour workshop designed to increase knowledge, awareness, and respect for people with disabilities among faculty at Texas A&M University. The workshop is meant to promote strong dialogue about issues and information surrounding disability. All individuals are welcome to attend but attendance should never be mandated. In doing so, Aggie Disability Awareness will promote positive, equitable, accepting attitudes...

Following the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 4:53pm

How the Nation Has Come Together to Support Those with Access and Functional Needs

No one expected this. The amount of rain. The speed of the wind. The mass destruction within our state. But something that many did not expect was the strength of the support that Texans and those beyond our state borders provided to all of those in need - especially those with access and functional needs. Stories of these efforts flood our media outlets everyday since the day that...

Make Way for the Future of CILS!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 4:46pm







The climate for CILS is changing. We all know that the weather is changing, but have you thought about how the climate of the Independent Living Movement is changing for Centers for Independent Living and for people with disabilities? Are you forward thinking and have ideas for the rest of us to talk about and evolve together - successfully? Then consider presenting your ideas at the Region 6 conference this April 23-24th in...

Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 4:44pm

1716 San Antonio St. Austin, TX 78701

Phone (512) 478-3366

Fax (512) 478-3370


Coalition of Texans with Disabilities Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow Job Description


Job Title: Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow Reports To: Director of Advocacy

FLSA Status: Exempt

New or...

TCDD Seeks Council Members

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:01am

TCDD Seeks Council Members

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is looking for people with developmental disabilities (DD) or family members of people with DD to serve on the Council. This is a great opportunity for you to share your experience and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in Texas.

What is TCDD? 

TCDD was created through the DD Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act)...

Pathways to Adulthood Transition Training

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:49pm


Pathways to Adulthood Transition Training


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) is helping to put together the Pathways to Adulthoodtransition training, given by Texas Parent to Parent, at no cost to BCBSTX STAR Kids members. You can get information and the tools needed to plan for a young adults’ life after high school.

Morgan Shiver

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:42pm

2017 PATHS Graduate - Morgan Shiver

On May the 4th, Morgan Shiver interviewed for a job not far from her father's house near Fort Worth.  She graduated from the PATHS Program on May 8th and she met with her Texas Workforce Commission Counselor on May 9th.  On May 10, Morgan started as a volunteer at The Clubhouse for Special Needs in Bedford near Fort Worth.  During this time, she had a workforce commission job coach and on June 26th was officially placed on...

Georgetown University Disparities Leadership Academy

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:10pm

CDD Participates in the Georgetown University Disparities Leadership Academy this Summer 

Aimee Day, Project Coordinator and certified Person-Center Thinking trainer, attended the Georgetown University Disparities Leadership Academy this past June in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Along with the Texas Center on Disability Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights Texas, the Center on...

Dr. Carly Gibson

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:06pm

The Center on Disability and Development (CDD) Welcomes Dr. Carly Gibson as a New Affiliated Faculty Member

Dr. Carly B. Gilson is an affiliated faculty member with the CDD and assistant professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in special education from Vanderbilt University and served as a UCEDD trainee and a research assistant with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Her research interests include...