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Disability Leadership Network



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is 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

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

February 18, March 25, April 22 and May 13
Participants are asked to attend ALL 4 training sessions

Featured Presenters

February 18 - Session I
History of the Disability Movement, People First Language & Person Centered Thinking - Laura Buckner, UT Center for Disability Studies 

March 25 - Session II
The importance of Inclusive Education & Communities – Kathie Snow, Disability Is Natural
How to make Inclusive Education Work – Shiloh Carter, Disability Rights TX 

April 22 - Session III
Employment First – Norine Jaloway Gill, Imagine Enterprises
Self Determination and Employment - Ricky Broussard, Imagine Enterprises and James & Renee Parker, Shredding on the Go
Supported Decision Making & Alternatives to Guardianship – Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights TX 

May 13 - Session IV
Learning how to Advocate by Sharing Your Story - Amy and Linda Litzinger, Texas Parent to Parent
Resilience and Strengths: The Importance of Building the Circle of Trust – Family Services of Greater Houston


Council on Recovery – 303 Jackson Hill
Street – Houston - 77007

Spanish only training to be held
June 10th

Una clase diseñada específicamente para
los defensores de habla hispana está
prevista para 2017.

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.

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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