Mission:

Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

Vision:

We envision a society where all people have dignity and worth. 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.

Values

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act that created protection and advocacy organizations puts forth the following values:

  • Disability is a natural part of the human experience.
  • Disability does not diminish the right to live independently or to exert control and choice in your life.
  • Because people with disabilities are at a greater risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violation of legal and human rights, protection and advocacy organizations like Disability Rights Texas are needed.