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Helps people with developmental disabilities (DD) achieve their potential for independence, productivity, and integration into their communities.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)

Nonprofit comprised of a majority of people with disabilities that is tasked with “partnering, developing, and monitoring” the State-wide plan for Texas independent living services.

Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC)

The “longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by/ for people with disabilities”. Advocates for human/civil rights of US disability community.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

National grassroots nonprofit comprised of various agencies and individuals focused on “the independent living issues of people with disabilities living in rural America.”

Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)

A national organization of over 50,000 blind people, striving to promote equal opportunity for the blind; this is the branch of the organization in TX.

National Federation of the Blind of Texas

Dedicated to achieving racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in communities of their choice.

National Low Income Housing Coalition

The state’s Protection and Advocacy Organization, who’s mission is to: help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

Disability Rights of Texas

The US’ premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

National organization dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.

Christopher Reeve Foundation

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