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Disability Leadership Network




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A local leadership & advocacy training program for individuals with disabilities, their family members and community members who are interested in learning more about disability issues. Participants will improve their self-advocacy, public policy advocacy and leadership skills by being introduced to the history/philosophy of the disability rights movement and principles of self-determination.  Individuals have a chance to develop and practice necessary self-advocacy skills, as well as learn strategies to access services & supports. Members of the class will make connections with other community members in order to create change by advocating for policies and procedures that promote people having control over their own lives and the inclusion of people with disabilities in our communities.

Trainings held on Fridays,
9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 13, Apr 27
Participants are asked to attend ALL 4 training sessions

Featured Presenters listed alphabetically:


Laura Buckner, UT Center for Disability Studies/Institute for Person Centered Thinking
Ricky Broussard, Imagine Enterprises
Norine Jaloway Gill, Imagine Enterprises
Michelle Howard-Herbein, Arc of Greater Houston
Jorge Mendoza, Family Houston
Kyle Piccola/Ginger Mayeaux, Arc of Texas
Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights Texas
Kathie Snow, Disability Is Natural


History of the Disability Movement                                                                  People First Language
The importance of Inclusive Education & Communities                                  Person Centered Thinking
Supported Decision Making & Alternatives to Guardianship                           Employment First 
Self Determination and Self Advocacy                                                            Social Security & Work Incentives
Resilience and Strengths: The Importance of Building the Circle of Trust      Learning how to Advocate by Sharing Your Story


Mamie George Community Center
1111 Collins Rd, Richmond, 77469

Free for family members

Free for individuals with disabilities


$100 for community members and professionals.
3.5 CEUs per session (no ethics) available for social workers, licensed professional counselors.

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TCDD logoFinancial support for Family to Family Network's Leadership & Advocacy Training project  is provided by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, with Federal* funds made available by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities *$75,000 (75%) DD Funds, $25,029 (25%) non-federal sources