Peer Support Specialists for Individuals Living in Institutional Settings:

Peer Support is when people with similar experiences help one another in a respectful way. Our Peer Support Project connects self-advocates with intellectual disabilities living in the community to their peers living in the Austin and San Antonio State Supported Living Centers. Contact Annessa Lewis for inquiries about this program.

Next Chapter Book Clubs

Texas Advocates is starting inclusive book clubs across Texas using the Next Chapter Book Club model. People of all reading levels are welcome to join. Contact Deborah Wallace for inquiries about this program.

People Planning Together Trainings

Brooke Hohfeld and Annessa Lewis are a certified co-training team in the People Planning Together Training. This exciting training brings together individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to learn how to develop a Person-Centered Plan based on how the person chooses to live their life.  CLICK HERE to register for a series of FREE trainings from September 2019 – December 2019.

Self-Advocacy Conference

Save the Date for our 2020 Self-Advocacy Conference in Houston, TX from July 31, 2020 – August 2, 2020. Our annual conference is packed with educational workshops for adults with intellectual disabilities focused on: self-advocacy, rights, voting, alternatives to guardianship, healthy relationships, self-determination, peer support, employment, finances, and so many more relevant topics. Our annual conference also includes great social events such as Fun Night and the Awards Banquet & Dance.

Self-Advocacy Training

Interested in booking a training with Texas Advocates Staff and self-advocate members or would like to book a self-advocate to speak at an upcoming event? Contact Annessa Lewis with your upcoming presentation needs!