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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

Featured Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines and Employment

This handout answers 25 questions related to issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccines and employment for people with disabilities. Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccines and Employment

Read more about COVID-19 Vaccines and Employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation System in Texas

The vocational rehabilitation (VR) program in Texas provides services that help people who have disabilities prepare for, keep, or get a job. This handout covers how to get VR services, what’s involved in the process, and how to handle problems with the VR system. Continue reading Vocational Rehabilitation System in Texas

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Employment Discrimination

This handout answers many questions related to employment discrimination for people with disabilities. Some of the broad topics that are covered in-depth include information about the law, specific kinds of discrimination to be aware of, and how to file a complaint or a lawsuit. Continue reading Employment Discrimination

Read more about Employment Discrimination.

Handouts

PABSS: Choose a Pathway to Work

The Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program protects the legal rights of Social Security beneficiaries in their efforts to secure, maintain, and regain employment. Learn how the program can help you. Continue reading PABSS: Choose a Pathway to Work

Read more about PABSS: Choose a Pathway to Work.

COVID-19 and Mask Policies at Work

During the pandemic, employers have different policies about wearing masks. This handout answers key questions about how disability laws apply to mask policies in the workplace. Continue reading COVID-19 and Mask Policies at Work

Read more about COVID-19 and Mask Policies at Work.

Accessing Texas Vocational Rehab Services During the Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some agencies have temporarily adjusted the way they provide Vocational Rehabilitation services. Learn more about how TWS-VR, OIB, and ILCs are providing VR services. Continue reading Accessing Texas Vocational Rehab Services During the Pandemic

Read more about Accessing Texas Vocational Rehab Services During the Pandemic.

Disability Discrimination at Work Now That COVID-19 is Here

This handout answers questions designed to prevent people with disabilities from experiencing workplace discrimination during the pandemic. Topics covered include how employers are changing operations, how to handle possible COVID-19 cases, and getting accommodations. Continue reading Disability Discrimination at Work Now That COVID-19 is Here

Read more about Disability Discrimination at Work Now That COVID-19 is Here.

Client Assistance Program and Transition Services

The Client Assistance Program (CAP) works to make sure that students who have disabilities leave school prepared for jobs in the community, a place to live, or readiness to participate in adult services. Learn about how CAP can help students who have disabilities transition from school to community life. Continue reading Client Assistance Program and Transition Services

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Employment Advice for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

This handout provides answers to various questions related to employment for people who experience psychiatric disabilities. Topics covered include what the law says, how to get a job, disclosing information, reasonable accommodations, and more. Continue reading Employment Advice for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Read more about Employment Advice for People with Psychiatric Disabilities.

Client Assistance Program (CAP) In Texas

If you are a person who has a disability, DRTx’s Client Assistance Program (CAP) may be able to help you reach your goals to live more independently and go to work. CAP helps people who are getting services, or who are trying to get services, from the Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program and the Independent Living Centers. Continue reading Client Assistance Program (CAP) In Texas

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

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. Continue reading Living on a Dime and Left Behind

Videos

Get Help with Employment and Independent Living Services

Our Client Assistance Program can help you navigate employment services and live more independently. Continue reading Get Help with Employment and Independent Living Services

Watch Get Help with Employment and Independent Living Services.

DRTx Legal Tips: Employment Rights

In this video, a Disability Rights Texas attorney explains some of the basic employment rights of veterans and others with disabilities. The attorney covers what to do if you face discrimination and how employers are supposed to accommodate disabilities in the workplace. Continue reading DRTx Legal Tips: Employment Rights

Watch DRTx Legal Tips: Employment Rights.

Employment Discrimination Issues

Discrimination in the workplace because you are deaf is illegal. This video about employment discrimination provides examples of discrimination, discusses how to file a complaint, and highlights important deadlines. Continue reading Employment Discrimination Issues

Watch Employment Discrimination Issues.