If you are a person with a disability or know someone with a disability who needs help, call our statewide intake line. Hours are Mon-Fri 9a - 4p.
The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act that created protection and advocacy organizations puts forth the following values:
At Disability Rights Texas, we have a vision of a society where all people have worth and dignity. People with disabilities have basic human needs that are no different from those of all people. They have a right to freedom from neglect, exploitation, discrimination and isolation, and a right to be included in all aspects of their communities.
In this society, people with disabilities:
Liz Newhouse, a former DRTx board member, has written the following thought-provoking opinion piece that underscores the importance of supporting all members of our communities.
Liz Newhouse OpEd