COALITION OF TEXANS WITH DISABILITIES INC

Rating: 3 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Human Services, Seniors

Location: 316 W 12th St #405 Austin TX 78701 USA

Mission: CTD serves the needs of the over 4 million Texans living with various disabilities, ensuring that they have an equal opportunity to participate fully in the community of their choice.
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

It is not shocking that this organization cannot get it's bills successfully passes.

Grandstanding and personal attacks amongst staff complicate and/or prevent effective policy formulation.

ADAPT is a much more effective organization which 'coalitions' with the community and bypasses theatrics in favor of producing results. It does not make excuses.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Work

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire ED and obtain new one ASAP.

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9 people found this review helpful

The staff of this organization has problems. They lack basic comprehension of ADA's legal applicability to post-secondary education. But they feel compelled to insult people who do present the appropriate information. It's obvious why the group cannot get it's bills passed with the Texas Legislature. People needing to work with a disability advocacy group should hitch their star elsewhere,

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Interaction between staff and the public. Lack of our bills being passed by the Legislature

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Required teamwork. Required staff (including senior) have knowllege of disability policy and law.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The closeness to the Texas Capitol building. It's right within walking distance!

Ways to make it better...

We worked together as a team.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of disability policy and law knowllege.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

pioneergrrl, what a shock to read your review. Your comments are in conflict with the documented success of CTD in passing multiple, diverse legislation. External evaluations of their work has resulted in awards from the National Council on Independent Living, ADAPT, Texas Rehab Assn, Texas State Independent Living Council, the Univ. of Michigan, the Austin Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities and even the Texas Governor's Office. Detailed legislative reports are posted on their website. On the fight against the State of Texas' claim of sovereign immunity to the ADA, CTD is clearly recognized as the lead disability advocacy organization, getting bills filed, heard in committee and media attention. The fact is that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott opposes the bill, also documented on the CTD website. This fight will continue until Texans with disabilities can enjoy the basic civil right of freedom from discrimination based on disability. As for higher education and the ADA, all of the 35 state universities fall under the state's claim of sovereign immunity, meaning their acts of disability discrimination will have difficult recourse indeed. Those interested in disability rights should join with CTD rather than posting inaccurate statements.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

positive impact on public policy and practice for full inclusion of people with disabilities.

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CTD has better resources. What they accomplish given their size is remarkable.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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