The Arc of Texas — Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow

Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow

The Arc of Texas
8001 Centre Park Dr #100
Austin, TX 78754
The Arc of Texas website

Project Director
Jeffrey Miller

Project Period
August 1, 2014 — July 31, 2016

Project Objective
The Arc of Texas will provide a Policy Fellow with a supportive learning environment to prepare her to successfully engage in and build capacity for public policy advocacy to create meaningful change for people with developmental disabilities in Texas. The Policy Fellow will receive training and mentoring to learn to collaborate and effectively work with self-advocates, families, new/young professional advocates and other stakeholders. The fellow will also research, develop, implement, and evaluate a public policy campaign. The campaign will include public education/awareness materials and a Texas Public Policy Campaign Toolkit to achieve policy goals that promote self-determination and self-advocacy in Texas.

State Plan Goal 6
Work with others to double the number of identified leadership development and advocacy training programs that are able to provide culturally appropriate training for people with developmental disabilities without ongoing grant funding from TCDD, by September 30, 2016.

Meet the Policy Fellow

photograph of Megan Morgan

Megan Morgan, LMSW, received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Austin. While at UT-Austin, she also completed a degree in Spanish. Megan has volunteered in the fields of HIV/AIDS prevention, LGBTQ advocacy, grief counseling, and domestic violence and sexual assault. Additionally, she was a Research Assistant for the UT School of Social Work for two years. Megan is thrilled to be able to use her passion for social justice and systems-level change as the Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow with The Arc of Texas, and is grateful to the TCDD for this incredible opportunity.

Geographic Reach
Travis, Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, El Paso and Bexar counties

Texas map with Travis county marked

Area of Emphasis
Formal and Informal Community Supports