CTD 2016 Annual Report Hit #6

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From our ongoing advocacy work and yearly events to the purchase of our new building, 2016 has been a huge year for CTD! Check out the highlights of our year in review. Formerly a guitar store, our sweet new digs inspired the music theme of this year's report.

6. Young Americans featured at 13th annual Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

5 images. 1 A woman with a determined expression holds her first in the air while another woman holds a pink phone up to the first. 2 On a display table with brochures and a basket, a woman smiles broadly and leans over a sandy colored dog, who is looking to the right. 3  The Rebound poster. A photo of two wheelchair basketball players at tip off in a dark arena, each reaching for the ball in the air. On the bottom half, the words The Rebound a wheelchair basketball story appear across an orange basketball, with film credits underneath. 4 A line of theater chairs filled with men and women eating and conversing. 5 A man gestures with this hands overhead, casting a dramatic shadow on the white backdrop.

Counter-clockwise from upper left: Najma Johnson signs her ASL poem "Barriers." Service Dogs Inc.'s Megan Harris with Sherlock. Cinema Touching Disability feature film "The Rebound." Theron Parker signs "The Jabberwocky." The board of Texas Advocates at Cinema Touching Disability.


We returned to the Alamo Drafthouse Village on November 4 & 5 for two nights of film celebrating the achievements of young people with disabilities and deafness. We are delighted to report the Festival was a huge success, bringing in big crowds, screening outstanding feature length and short films, and even exceeding our fundraising goals!

On our program were this year's features, The Rebound and Deaf Jam, winning entries from our international short film competition, a Q&A with Austin Paralympian David "Super Dave" Wear, live ASL & spoken slam poetry (check out the video below), and more!

Read the full Festival wrap up!