Since the Legislature is currently in session, three major disability organizations have planned their conferences to coincide, and will join forces at a rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 5th.
SILC, the State Independent Living Council; CTD, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities; and TALAC, the Texas Advanced Leadership and Advocacy Conference, will feature keynote addresses, breakout sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities before gathering for a march and rally on the afternoon of the 5th. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to schedule appointments with lawmakers and/or their staff to discuss concerns related to Texas with disabilities.
Other groups such as ADAPT, a grassroots disability advocacy organization; the Children’s Defense Fund; and the National Association of Social Workers of Texas, will participate in the march and rally.
Applications are required to attend these conferences, and if you live outside of Austin, stipends for hotel and transportation may be available.
Please visit the following links for more information:
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities:
State Independent Living Council:
Texas Advanced Leadership and Advocacy Conference: