Disability Rights Texas
The Protection and Advocacy Agency for
People with Disabilities in Texas
In the 1970’s a TV news story showed a place in New York State where children with disabilities lived. It was in very poor shape and treated the children there very badly.
So the government created agenices like ours, called “protection and advocacy agencies” (P&As), to make sure that children and adults with disabilities are treated right wherever they live, work, go to school, and more. There is a P&A in every state in the U.S. Disability Rights Texas started as a P&A in 1977. We work on helping you know what the law says about your rights so you can tell people how you should be treated. Or you can call us and ask us if we can help you.