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.

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Featured Resources

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. Continue reading Vocational Rehabilitation System in Texas

Read more about Vocational Rehabilitation System in Texas.

Employment Discrimination

A question-and-answer format handout addressing issues related to employment discrimination. Continue reading Employment Discrimination

Read more about Employment Discrimination.

Handouts

COVID-19 and Mask Policies at Work

During the pandemic, employers have different policies about wearing masks. A lot of people with disabilities have a higher risk for serious illness if they get COVID-19. For them, requiring masks may be very important. For others, wearing a mask may be hard because of a disability. 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

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. Continue reading Client Assistance Program and Transition Services

Read more about Client Assistance Program and Transition Services.

Employment Advice for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Questions and Answers about Employment Discrimination for people with psychiatric disabilities. 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

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. Continue reading Client Assistance Program (CAP) In Texas

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

What Is PABSS?

Information on the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program. Continue reading What Is PABSS?

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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