Helpful Resources for People with Disabilities

In addition to legal and advocacy services, Disability Rights Texas also provides helpful resource handouts and links for people with disabilities and their caretakers about how to advocate for themselves. These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

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Supported Decision Making Overview

During the 84th Texas Legislative Session in 2015, legislators passed new laws that make Texas the first state to have laws recognizing supported decision-making agreements as an alternative to guardianship. This handout explains supported decision making agreements including what rights the person with a disability maintains, what the supporter can and cannot do, and how this type of agreement differs from a power of attorney.

Download PDF: Supported Decision Making Overview (230KB)

Disability Rights Texas Brochure

Overview of Disability Rights Texas

Download PDF: Disability Rights Texas Brochure (485KB)

Disability Rights Texas Folleto

Descripción de Disability Rights Texas

Download PDF: Disability Rights Texas Folleto (754KB)

IDEA Manual 2012 (Special Education Services in Texas)

A manual for parents and students about special education services and supports in Texas.

Download PDF: IDEA Manual 2012 (Special Education Services in Texas) (452KB)

IDEA Manual 2012 en Español (los Servicios de Educación Especial…)

La traducción en español del manual para padres y estudiantes sobre los servicios de educación especial en Tejas.

Download PDF: IDEA Manual 2012 en Español (los Servicios de Educación Especial…) (472KB)
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