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.
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.
A question-and-answer format handout addressing issues related to employment discrimination.
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.
Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (SSI & SSDI)
Information about the PABSS program
Employment Advice for People with Psychiatric Disabilities
Questions and Answers about Employment Discrimination 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.
What Is PABSS?
Information on the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program.
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.