Family Behind "When Sean Speaks" Gives Back to the Center on Disability and Development (TX UCEDD)

October 3, 2016

Sean Carter has become an important Texas voice in the fight against drunk driving. When Sean was attending school at North Texas, he climbed into the passenger seat of a car being driven by a drunk driver. On the drive home, the car spun out of control and slammed into a tree. He was rushed to the hospital and declared paralyzed. Sean's mother was told that he had Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and to "hope for the best." Over the years, Sean slowly began to make progress and can now communicate through assitive technology. Presently, he uses his computer to speak to other young people across Texas about the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.Sean's message has reached tens of thousands of young Texans and he and his family continue to spread his message and raise money for TBI research through his nonprofit organization "When Sean Speaks."

We were thrilled to receive an email from Sean's mother regarding some exciting news - Sean is walking now! She graciously asked Dr. Cheryl Grenwelge if there was a need for a wheelchair in the Postsecondary Access and Training in Human Services (PATHS) program. Dr. Grenwelge happily accepted and the two met at Texas A&M University to make the exchange. Today, we were able to pass along this gift to a deserving young man in the PATHS Program who was also in a car accident. The Center would like to thank Sean and his family for their generous contribution and the work that they do around the state to promote safe driving.