Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellows
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
1716 San Antonio Street
Austin, TX 78703
September 1, 2017 — August 31, 2019
The goal of this project is to support a Policy Fellow to increase the number of Texas policy professionals who have the skills, knowledge, and experience to engage in policy activities that lead to system changes so that people with developmental disabilities (DD) have greater control over their own lives. The Fellow will be an integral part of the agency’s team and will develop a deep understanding of policies affecting people with DD and build skills to promote self-determination and self-advocacy in a policy environment. The Fellow will have daily opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively at national, state and community levels.
State Plan 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.
Area of Emphasis
Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training