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Disability Rights Texas (Nonprofit )

The Protection and Advocacy Agency for People with Disabilities in Texas.

We hope for a world where all people are treated like they matter - because they do. People with disabilities are just like anyone else and have the same needs, hopes, and dreams. The Disability Rights Texas is part of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).

Issues we work on:

  • Accessibility
  • Community Living
  • Covid-19
  • Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
  • Education
  • Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Institutional Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Supported Decision-Making
  • Transportation
  • Voting
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

How does Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) help? Our attorneys and advocates work to impact the lives of Texans with disabilities in the following ways:

  • Legal assistance: We provide direct legal assistance to people with disabilities whose rights are threatened or violated.
  • Protect rights: We protect the rights of individuals and groups of people with disabilities through the courts and justice system.
  • Educate policymakers: We educate and inform policymakers about issues that impact the rights and services for people with disabilities.
  • Inform about rights: We inform people with disabilities and family members about their rights.
  • Referrals: We make referrals to programs and services.

If you would like help or information related to any of the items listed above, visit our Contact Us page.

Click here for a list of service priorities and resources.

Click here to learn how to apply for services.

Headquarters:  512-454-4816

Centeral Texas:  210-737-0499

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Patty Anderson (Headquarters)
(512) 454-4816
Richard LaVallo
Updated within the last 3 months.

Winter weather in Texas can be severe, so it’s important to be prepared. Check out our How to Prepare for a Disaster video to learn what steps you can take to be ready and stay safe.

Disability Rights Texas works to help Texans with disabilities prepare for, and recover from, disasters and emergencies.

Click here to read all of our resources on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery.

Updated within the last 3 months.

Our agency champions healthcare access for all individuals with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities should have access to healthcare coverage and services that meet their unique needs and that all services should be readily available, affordable, accessible, and accountable.

To achieve these goals, Disability Rights Texas’s efforts include individual casework, training programs, and advocacy for public policies that support access to quality healthcare and services for individuals with disabilities.

For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Healthcare Videos on ASL Page.

ECI resources: For information about services for children with delays or disabilities who are 0-3 years old, please see our Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Resource page.

Click here to access all of our healthcare resources, educational, and advocacy information.

Patty Anderson
Mary Faithfull
Updated within the last 3 months.

We’re here to help

Are your housing issues keeping you up at night? Do you owe your landlord money? Are you worried about eviction? We may be able to help!

  • We offer free help and resources.
  • Translators are available.
  • Immigration status is not required.

If you are experiencing a disability-related housing crisis, you can contact our Housing Advocacy Team directly by clicking here or calling 1-833-212-4212. Voicemails and emails will be responded to within two business days.

Click here for help with evictions, accomodations, possible discrimination, and more.

Click here to learn about housing rights basics and how to exercise your housing rights.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Housing Advocacy Team Send email
(833) 212-4212
Updated within the last 5 months.

Our volunteers are vital to the success of our agency. We have opportunities in the following areas:

Click here for the volunteer interest form.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Patty Anderson
Mary Faithfull
Updated within the last 3 months.