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Welcome to the Disability Rights Texas Press Room. Members of the media interested in leveraging the extensive legal protection and advocacy expertise of our attorneys, policy specialists and advocates are encouraged to call our Communications Director at (512) 407-2739.

News Making Headlines

Advocates call upon governor to do more to protect those in state supported living centers from lead in water May 24, 2016 Transit authority in Harris County teams up with riders with visual impairment and DRTx on digital accessibility March 17, 2016 Texas has passed a new law making supported decision making a legally recognized alternative to guardianship. March 09, 2016 #SideBySideTX social media campaign highlights importance of inclusion of people of all abilities March 04, 2016 View All News Making Headlines

DRTx Responds to DOJ Monitoring Reports

After four years of efforts to improve, the Denton SSLC has reached ZERO compliance in ten of 20 provision sections. December 02, 2013 As compliance deadline passes, San Angelo facility has reached zero percent compliance in ten of 20 major provision sections. November 12, 2013 After four years of efforts to improve, the Lubbock SSLC has reached zero percent compliance in eleven of 20 provisions. November 12, 2013 Lufkin SSLC out of compliance in 116 out of 171 areas October 15, 2013 View All DRTx Responses to DOJ Monitoring Reports DOJ Monitoring Reports


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Disability Rights Texas is a nonprofit agency that protects and advances the legal, human and service rights of Texans with a broad range of disabilities. Disability Rights Texas is federally funded and designated by the federal government as the protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for the state of Texas. In March 2011, the agency changed its name from Advocacy Inc. to Disability Rights Texas.

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