We work to safeguard the rights of people with disabilities in a range of work environments. These efforts include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Helping people get necessary services from the state vocational rehabilitation program
  • Assisting people with the Social Security Administration’s “Ticket to Work” program
  • Ensuring that employers do not discriminate because of a person’s disability

These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

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Featured Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation System in Texas

Describes the VR system in the state of Texas. Updated 9/1/2016 to reflect change in services from DARS to Texas Workforce Solutions.

Read more about Vocational Rehabilitation System in Texas.

Employment Discrimination

A question-and-answer format handout addressing issues related to employment discrimination.

Read more about Employment Discrimination.

Handouts

Client Assistance Program and Transition Services

Describes CAP and transition services available from the state VR agencies. Updated 9/1/2016 to reflect change in services from DARS to Texas Workforce Solutions.

Read more about Client Assistance Program and Transition Services.

Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (SSI & SSDI)

Information about the PABSS program

Read more about Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (SSI & SSDI).

Employment Advice for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Questions and Answers about Employment Discrimination for people with psychiatric disabilities.

Read more about Employment Advice for People with Psychiatric Disabilities.

Client Assistance Program (CAP) In Texas

Describes the CAP in our state and what Disability Rights Texas can do to assist you with services. Updated 9/1/2016 to reflect change in services from DARS to Texas Workforce Solutions.

Read more about Client Assistance Program (CAP) In Texas.

What Is PABSS?

Information on the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program.

Read more about What Is PABSS?.

Publications

Living on a Dime and Left Behind

Today, most employers paying subminimum wage under Section 14(c) keep their employees segregated from the community. Workers with disabilities making subminimum wage are employed in sheltered workshops, which intentionally isolate workers with disabilities from the rest of their communities.

Videos

DRTx Legal Tip Video: Employment Rights of Veterans and Others with Disabilities

Watch DRTx Legal Tip Video: Employment Rights of Veterans and Others with Disabilities.

Employment Discrimination Issues

Watch Employment Discrimination Issues.