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CDD Highlights Disability Resources for Brazos Valley Families

CDD Highlights Disability Resources for Brazos Valley Families
March 1, 2024 Travis Bowles

CDD Highlights Disability Resources for Brazos Valley Families

Our Center on Disability and Development (CDD) hosted the annual Brazos Valley Disability Conference and Resource Fair, providing families with access to disability-related services, presentations, resources and community organizations.

“We wanted to walk alongside people with disabilities, their family members and those who support them,” said Dr. Meagan Orsag, co-director for the CDD. She encourages everyone in the community within the disability field to share with local families so they can, “start to grow their toolbox of who is in their circle of support in the Brazos Valley.”

CDD Brazos Valley Disability Conference and Resource Fair Vendors and Attendees

Vendors and attendees showed up in record fashion to show their support.

Established in 2016, this year’s event is the most successful to date, with more than 60 vendors, 10 speakers, and record-breaking attendance. The conference capped everything off with a beep baseball — a form of baseball utilizing a beeping baseball and buzzing bases for visually impaired athletes — demonstration from the BCS Outlaws.

“It’s really easy to connect with vendors and other people trying to promote health and different programs for the disabled and people who are uninsured,” shared Christal Garcia ‘25, Health for All and Latino Medical Student Association volunteer.

The breakout sessions included several conference partners from local school districts, Texas A&M doctoral students, agency representatives and community organizations. Attendees were able to learn about resources in education and financial planning as well as how to prepare for the job market.

CDD Brazos Valley Disability Conference and Resource Fair Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions provided information and resources covering a wide array of topics.

“Before the conference started happening in College Station a few years ago, there weren’t a lot of resources and you didn’t know where to turn to for help,” said Kyle Cox, event attendee. He and his mother, Kristen Cox, agreed the conference offered networking opportunities and a space to share interests. Kristen added, “It’s great to have everything here and learn what’s new and what’s out there either for yourself or to help others.”

Our Center on Disability and Development strives to improve lifelong opportunities for people with disabilities, their families and the community through a range of research, education and services. Learn more at

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