Project Amistad — The ADTRC Peer Support Specialist Network (PSS-Institutions)

Project Amistad — The ADTRC Peer Support Specialist Network

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Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
3210 Dyer St.
El Paso, TX 79930
(915) 298-7304
projectamistad.org

Project Director
Patricia Chacon

Project Period
May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2023

Project Objective
The goal of this project is to provide support to individuals with disabilities in institutional settings concerning understanding their rights and resources available to them for support in areas such as transportation, employment, and healthcare. The goals will be achieved through a curriculum that will teach the peer supports how to create person-centered plans for the individuals in the institutions. The end result of this project is to provide person-centered plans and outreach to at least 300 individuals with disabilities in institutions along with the distribution of a training manual to teach others about becoming peer supports and creating person-centered plans.

State Plan Goal 3
Goal 3: Increase the access that individuals with developmental disabilities and families of individuals with developmental disabilities have to information, training, and support to advocate for themselves and/or to collaborate with allies to impact public policy, service systems, and community supports.

Objective 3.2: Support people with developmental disabilities to provide leadership development and advocacy skills training programs to people with developmental disabilities each year by 9/30/2021.


Geographic Reach
El Paso

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Area of Emphasis
Education