“OCD Advocacy and Awareness: Dare to believe…you can make a difference” was the theme of the OCD TEXAS conference in Austin on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
The full-day conference was one of several advocacy and awareness-raising events in conjunction with OCD Awareness Week, October 10-16, 2011. The conference held at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown. Other special events were held at various locations in Austin, including the offices of Cedar Springs Austin, the platinum sponsor.
OCD TEXAS, non-profit support and advocacy organization for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, has already made a difference to hundreds of people with OCD, their families, and treatment providers across Texas since its formation a year ago. The organization celebrated its first year as the Texas affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). Since its kickoff conference in Austin in October 2010, OCD TEXAS has also offered full-day conferences in Dallas and Houston and a Roundup! meeting at the annual IOCDF conference in San Diego. It has also provided information and resources to hundreds of individuals and groups via phone and email correspondence and this website. This week OCD TEXAS also helped launch a new initiative, the OCD Encouragement Project.