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dennis8

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Review for COALITION OF TEXANS WITH DISABILITIES INC, Austin, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Ways to make it better...

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & diasbility advocacy.