Disability Rights Texas
Protection and Advocacy for Texans with Disabilities
In the 1970s, a national TV news story showed a place in New York where children with disabilities lived. It was in very poor condition and mistreated the children who lived there.
That’s why the U.S. created protection and advocacy agencies (P&As) like ours in every state. We opened in 1977 to make sure children and adults with disabilities in Texas are free from harm and able to take part in life where they live, work, go to school – and everywhere they go.
We make sure disability rights laws are being followed. We also teach you about your rights. You can call us for help if people or places are not following the law.