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