Texas Advocates — Next Chapter Book Club

Next Chapter Book Club

Project Goal
Expand the social networks of youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through participation in community-based book clubs.

Project Summary
Texas Advocates’ Next Chapter Book Club is providing people with IDD from multicultural communities with meaningful opportunities to build social networks and enhance their reading skills. By making choices about reading materials and other club materials, participants can make independent decisions and shape their experiences as club members. Through the launch of 30 book clubs in five counties, the project gives people with IDD an enjoyable way to interact with friends, meet new people, deepen their appreciation of reading, and boost their self-confidence and decision-making abilities.

Project Start
Oct 2019

8001 Centre Park, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78754

Project Director:
Deborah Wallace

Geographic Reach
Bee, Dallas, McLennan, Williamson, and Wilson counties

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