of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) Convention
CTD's 24th annual convention in San Antonio drew over one hundred
people and many local candidates, including Senatorial candidate
Ron Kirk, Gubernatorial canditate Tony Sanchez and The Honorable
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, who spoke to the Coalition by video
The Honorable Ed Garza, Mayor of San Antonio, Diane Yoder of the
TX Commission for the Blind and Roger Levy and Leigh Redmond of
the TX Center for Disability Studies presented.
Austin Fox News anchor Joe Bickett received the Distinguished
Media Award for his exceptional coverage of TE '03. The event drew
local television news and press coverage.
Sam Chandler, President of the Board of Directors, CTD:
As you all know, we live in changing times
and we have to change with them. We have a mission to promote...
the rights we have gained and not to lose ground. All people with
disabilities are asking for full inclusion in life's activities
and to show that we have the same rights and responsibilities as
all citizens. So let's stay independent and self-directed, and put
forth CTD's message of independence and rights for all.