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 the planning, development, and provision of community-based services. These services should:

  • be responsive to the individual needs of adults and children with disabilities and their families, and
  • support family life for children with disabilities.

Featured Resources

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”


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

Learn about the many home and community-based supports and services available in Texas. 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”