Current Grant Projects

TCDD grant projects address a variety of needs and areas of focus across the state — including competitive employment, education, health and fitness, positive behavioral interventions and supports, inclusive faith-based communities, local advocacy networks, leadership training, strengthening communities, and cultural competence and sensitivity.

OutcomesProjectReachStarted
Accessible TransportationTexas State Independent Living Council — Transportation Works Accessible Transportation SummitsGalveston, Hidalgo, McLennan, Travis counties2016
Aging Well with DD, Supporting CaregiversAlamo Area Council of Governments — Support and Empowerment for Older Adults with IDD and their CaregiversBexar County2019
Behavioral Health, Dental CareBaylor College of Medicine — Advancing Behavioral Health IntegrationHarris County2019
Community SupportDowns In Motion — Outreach and Development ProjectEl Paso County2020
Employment SupportnonPareil Institute — My Day, My Way Project
Travis County2020
Employment SupportBest Buddies — Meaningful Day ProjectDallas and Harris counties2020
Employment SupportCommunity Healthcore — Meaningful Day ProjectBowie, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Red River, Rusk, and Upshur counties.2020
Employment Support
Reach Unlimited — Meaningful Day ProjectHarris and Waller counties2020
Employment SupportThe Arc of the Capital Area — Meaningful Day ProjectTravis and Williamson counties2020
Family SupportDominique Cares — Outreach and Development ProjectCollin County2020
Family Support, Transitioning to AdulthoodTexas Parent to Parent — Transition CenterSouth Central Texas2019
Health & WellnessTexas Tech University — Facts of Life Project
Statewide2019
Health & Wellness, Inclusive EducationSpecial Olympics Texas — Healthy LEAPStatewide2019
Inclusive Education, Reducing IsolationBest Buddies International, Inc. — Community Inclusion ProjectHarris County2020
Independent Living, Peer SupportUMass Medical School — Statewide Community Services Peer-Support SpecialistsBrazos, Jefferson, and Uvalde counties2019
Independent Living, Peer SupportImagine Art — Peer Support Specialist Living in CommunityTravis County2018
Independent Living, Peer SupportProject Amistad — The ADTRC Peer Support Specialist Network (PSS-Institutions)El Paso County2018
Independent Living, Peer SupportTexas State Independent Living Council — Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in InstitutionsTaylor, Shackelford, Callahan, Stephens, Eastland, Jones, Cameron, Starr, Willacy, Duval, Jim Hogg, Hidalgo, Webb, and Zapata counties2018
Independent Living, Peer SupportTexas Advocates — Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in InstitutionsTravis and Bexar counties2018
Leadership Training, Policy Change, Self-AdvocacyTexas Partners in Policymaking Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills Training ProjectStatewide2016
Leadership Training, Self-AdvocacyWest Central Texas Regional Foundation — Leadership Development and Advocacy Training in Rural AreasBrown, Coleman, Comanche, and Runnels countries 2018
Leadership Training, Self-AdvocacyTexas State Independent Living Council — Leadership Development and Advocacy Training in Rural AreasTaylor, Shackelford, Callahan, Stephens, Eastland, Jones, Cameron, Starr, Willacy, Duval, Jim Hogg, Hidalgo, Webb, and Zapata counties2018
Leadership Training, Self-AdvocacyEaster Seals Central Texas — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingStatewide2016
Leadership Training, Self-AdvocacyPaso del Norte Children’s Development Center — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingEl Paso County2016
Leadership Traning, Self-AdvocacyFamily to Family Network — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingBrazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties 2016
Literacy SkillsLiteracy United — Reading for All
Tarrant County2019
Literacy Skills, Reducing IsolationTexas Advocates — Next Chapter Book ClubBee, Dallas, McLennan, Williamson, and Wilson counties2019
Mental HealthThe Arc of Texas — The Whole Person TrainingStatewide2020
Mental HealthUMass Medical School — Complex Mental Health Needs and People With IDDStatewide2020
Mental Health, Special Education SupportTexas Tech University — Project TEDDStatewide2020
Peer Support, Transitioning to AdulthoodBaylor College of Medicine — Transition to Adult Care Mentorship
Harris County2019
Professional Leadership TrainingThe Arc of Texas — Partners in Disability Leadership
Statewide2019
Professional Leadership TrainingTexas Tech University — Project Leadership ChallengeStatewide2019
Policy Change, Self-AdvocacyPaso del Norte Children’s Development Center — Border Voices on Disability Policy Fellowship
El Paso County2020
Policy Change, Self-AdvocacyTexas Parent to Parent — Developmental Disabilities Policy FellowStatewide2020
Reducing IsolationThe Arc of the Capital Area — Community Inclusion ProjectTravis and Williamson counties2020
Sexual Assault PreventionUMass Medical School — Texas Sexual Assault Response and PreventionStatewide2020
Substance-Use Disorder ResearchUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center — Research of Substance-Use Disorder in People With IDDStatewide2020
Youth Leadership Training, Self-AdvocacyEducational Programs Inspiring Communities — Youth Leadership DevelopmentHarris County2017
Youth Leadership Training, Self-AdvocacyMounting Horizons — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingGalveston County2017
Youth Leadership Training, Self-AdvocacySAFE Alliance — Leadership Development and Advocacy Skills TrainingTravis County2017