TCDD Awards Grant for Inclusive Faith Project in Tarrant County


Cross on top of church in Seguin, Texas

TCDD photo by Annette Berksan.

The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities recently awarded funds to The Arc of Greater Tarrant County for the first year of a three-year project. The Arc will work with the local faith-based community to increase the inclusion of people with an intellectual and developmental disability in faith communities of their choice. Information on inclusive practices will be provided at two faith-based symposiums, with the first planned for spring 2013.

Each participating group will return to its community with an implementation plan, supports, follow-up and the charge to assist other groups in duplicating their efforts. A research component will evaluate successes and the impact of inclusion in faith communities.