The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) is just what the name implies — a group of people and organizations dedicated to helping those with disabilities or impairments, especially helping through the legal and political process.
There are many resources at CTD’s Website, and you should check it out thoroughly. Here are a few excerpts from the site:
In 1978 a diverse group of disability advocates met in Houston with the goal of forming a statewide consumer-run disability advocacy organization. These visionary Texans recognized that it was important for people with disabilities to have their own cross disability organization, a coalition that would work to break down the barriers to full inclusion in all aspects of society.
Over the years, The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) has established a proven track record of success and continues to positively influence policy and practice for the benefit of Texans with disabilities. Twenty nine years after its inception, CTD continues to work hard to ensure that people with disabilities may live, work, learn, play, vote and participate fully in the community of their choice.
The Coalition has an especially helpful page that lets visitors locate their state and federal political representatives, and makes it easy to sign up for political Action Alerts and to contact politicians about important pending matters. Here is an excerpt:
Disability Consulting Services and Advocacy
CTD is a social and economic impact organization representing people of all disabilities of all ages. Through governmental advocacy public awareness activities, and professional disability consulting CTD ensures that persons with disabilities may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the community of their choice.
Directly tell your legislator what you think about disability issues. You can now RAISE YOUR VOICE to the person who represents you in Austin through the RAISE YOUR VOICE page on our website. RAISE YOUR VOICE will show you how to contact the person who represents you in Austin through either e-mail or the postal service.
You will receive Action Alerts about important legislative issues when you register with this service. We will send you these Alerts whenever urgent action is crucial on legislative issues.
Congratulations to these good people for providing assistance to those who need it most.