We advocate for the full inclusion of people with disabilities by promoting comprehensive, quality community-based services as an alternative to institutionalization.
People with disabilities and families of children with disabilities must have meaningful information and real choices regarding where and with whom to live, choices in their daily lives and real opportunities to be independent and to actively participate in their communities.
Our agency helps individuals when their rights to live in the community have been violated. We protect and advance policies and encourage resources that focus on planning, development and provision of community-based services which are responsive to the individual needs of adults and children with disabilities and their families, and that support family life for children with disabilities.
These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
Using Supports and Services as an Alternative to Guardianship
This handout reviews the continuum of guardianship, highlighting supports and services and alternatives to guardianship like supported decision-making. Continue reading Using Supports and Services as an Alternative to Guardianship
Texas Home and Community-Based Supports and Services
This handout provides a list of Texas home and community-based supports and services. Continue reading Texas Home and Community-Based Supports and Services
Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws
Learn about the Fair Housing Act, requirements for new and existing housing, how to file a complaint if you think if you’ve been discriminated against, and more. Continue reading Ending Discrimination in Housing: Fair Housing Laws
Texas Medicaid Waiver Comparison Chart
This easy-to-use chart shows what services are provided by the various Texas Medicaid waiver programs, which includes STAR+PLUS, CLASS, HCS, DBMD, TxHML, and MDCP. Continue reading Texas Medicaid Waiver Comparison Chart