FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2012
Contact: Melissa Loe, Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Houston) announced that the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities awarded $10,000 for a one-year project to The Sower Foundation in Humble to improve the lives of people with disabilities in ethnic minority cultures.
“The project will host culturally appropriate resource fairs, small conferences or awareness events for disability service providers to promote healthy living for people with disabilities who are black or Latino,” Huberty explained. “This is important so individuals can receive services in a manner which respects their different values, cultures and customs.”
The Sower Foundation will work with the Local Authorities in Harris, Fort Bend and Bexar counties, as well as providers contracted through the Department of Aging and Disability Services.
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is a 27-member board dedicated to improving the lives of more than 450,000 Texans with developmental disabilities. The council uses a variety of activities — such as grant projects, technical assistance, public awareness and leadership training — to enable people with disabilities to live, grow up, attend school and work in the community. Developmental disabilities are severe, chronic disabilities that occur before the age of 22, such as autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, traumatic brain injury and epilepsy.