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Featured Resources

DRTx Foster Care Program

The Disability Rights Texas Foster Care Program provides legal representation through court appointments to children with disabilities in foster care. Continue reading “DRTx Foster Care Program”

Handouts

Texas School Board Admissions Policy – Excerpt

This excerpt of the Texas School Board Admissions Policy can be shared when educating school staff about a student’s right to enroll. Continue reading “Texas School Board Admissions Policy – Excerpt”

How to File a School District Level Grievance

If your child has been denied enrollment when trying to gain reentry to school, you can file a school district level grievance. Continue reading “How to File a School District Level Grievance”

Right of Student to Enroll in School Today

Educate school staff about a student’s right to enroll in school and how to ensure a smooth transition back for the student. Continue reading “Right of Student to Enroll in School Today”

Required Documents for School Enrollment in Texas

Learn about the documents that are required for students with disabilities to enroll when trying to gain reentry to school in Texas. Continue reading “Required Documents for School Enrollment in Texas”

Disability Rights Texas General Brochure

    The Protection and Advocacy Agency for People with Disabilities in Texas Many people with disabilities find their biggest challenges have little to do with the actual mental or physical disabilities they live with every day. Too often, they face the obstacles of discrimination, ignorance and negative stereotypes about what people with disabilities can… Continue reading “Disability Rights Texas General Brochure”

Publications

DOJ 4 year report part 2 of 2

DOJ-Final-Four-Year-Report-6-23-14-Part-2… Continue reading “DOJ 4 year report part 2 of 2”

Videos

Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process: Advocating for Your Child (Part 2) – Video Transcript

Parents’ Guide to the ARD Process: Advocating for Your Child Welcome to the Disability Rights Texas video “Parents’ Guide to the ARD Process: Advocating for Your Child.” This video was designed to teach parents how to advocate on behalf of their children for special education services and supports and to answer frequently asked questions about… Watch the video “Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process: Advocating for Your Child (Part 2) – Video Transcript”

Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process: An Introduction (Part 1) – Video Transcript

Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process: An Introduction Hello. Welcome to the Disability Rights Texas video “Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process: An Introduction.” This video was designed to walk parents through the process of obtaining special education services and supports for their children with disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a… Watch the video “Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process: An Introduction (Part 1) – Video Transcript”

Your Vote Matters – Video Transcript

Your Vote Matters: The Voting Rights of People with Disabilities Educational video brought to you by Disability Rights Texas This video resources is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. www.DRTx.org The right to vote. We’re told it’s our privilege and our duty as American citizens…. Watch the video “Your Vote Matters – Video Transcript”

Employment Discrimination Issues – Video Transcript

Employment Discrimination and Filing a Charge Each state has a protection and advocacy agency that provides legal and advocacy services for people who are deaf or have other disabilities. In Texas, the official protection and advocacy agency is Disability Rights Texas. While some of this information is the same everywhere in the U.S., some information… Watch the video “Employment Discrimination Issues – Video Transcript”

Who We Are – Video Transcript

DISABILITY RIGHTS TEXAS WHO WE ARE Many people who are deaf or have other disabilities face barriers of discrimination, ignorance, negative assumptions and stereotypes about what people with disabilities can—or cannot do. Disability Rights Texas was established to help people remove those barriers to achieve their personal goals and dreams. We are a nonprofit agency… Watch the video “Who We Are – Video Transcript”

“Abuse of People with Disabilities” Video Transcript

Abuse If you have experienced abuse such as domestic violence, sexual abuse or rape, you are not alone, and there are programs and services that could help you. If you are in immediate danger, contact 9-1-1. If you live in Austin and want to talk with someone about abuse issues, consider contacting SafePlace through relay… Watch the video ““Abuse of People with Disabilities” Video Transcript”

DRTx Foster Care Program

This video describes what the DRTx Foster Care Program does and highlights a success story achieved by the program. Watch the video “DRTx Foster Care Program”

CASA Interview: DRTx Foster Care Program

Learn about DRTx’s Foster Care Program in this interview by Texas CASA. Watch the video “CASA Interview: DRTx Foster Care Program”