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Applications due May 1!

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Texas Partners in Policymaking is open to all Individuals who are highly motivated to create more inclusive communities and are:

  • Parents, grandparents, or primary caregivers of children under the age of 22 who have developmental disabilities,
  • Adults with developmental disabilities
  • Siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • We are seeking cultural and geographic diversity within the guidelines above. The selection of participants is made by a team of parents, self-advocates, and professionals.

Texas Participation eligibility includes:

  • Texas Resident
  • Adult with a disability
  • Parent of a child with a disability

Texas Partners in Policymaking seeks a class with a:

  • Diverse cultural background
  • Diversity in race
  • Diversity in gender
  • Self-Advocates and Parents
  • Diversity in groups of developmental disabilities diagnosis
  • Representation of all regions across the State of Texas
  • Varity of advocacy experience – new to advocacy or seasoned

A commitment to advancing systems change throughout the advocacy community

The Participation Selection Team consist of:

  • Texas Council of Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) Staff
  • The Partners in Policymaking Staff
  • An independent Advisory Panel comprised of leaders across the State of Texas
  • The Selection Team will work to select applicants that represent the criteria above

We strive to keep our class size small (35) and must be thoughtful about the class composition in terms of region, age, diagnosis, parents, self-advocates and professionals. In the event, you are not selected for Partners this year, we encourage you to apply again, next year. Every year we have more applicants to Texas Partners than we can accept.

** Please be as detailed as possible when filling out application. If you have any questions while about in regards to applying/completing the application process please contact us at

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