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Welcome to the Disability Rights Texas Press Room. Members of the media interested in leveraging the extensive legal protection and advocacy expertise of our attorneys, policy specialists and advocates are encouraged to call our Communications Director at (512) 407-2739.

News Making Headlines

Copy of full complaint filed against TEA and 13 Texas school districts June 01, 2015 Texas school districts using truancy courts to force students with disabilities out of school June 01, 2015 Winston Strawn joins DRTx to represent Iraq war veteran with PTSD in lawsuit over housing discrimination; settlement reached October 23, 2014 Each summer Disability Rights Texas has the privilege of hosting several talented law school students as interns and externs August 06, 2014 View All News Making Headlines

DRTx Responds to DOJ Monitoring Reports

After four years of efforts to improve, the Denton SSLC has reached ZERO compliance in ten of 20 provision sections. December 02, 2013 As compliance deadline passes, San Angelo facility has reached zero percent compliance in ten of 20 major provision sections. November 12, 2013 After four years of efforts to improve, the Lubbock SSLC has reached zero percent compliance in eleven of 20 provisions. November 12, 2013 Lufkin SSLC out of compliance in 116 out of 171 areas October 15, 2013 View All DRTx Responses to DOJ Monitoring Reports DOJ Monitoring Reports

 

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Disability Rights Texas Overview

Reporting and Writing About People With Disabilities

Words Matter: People First Language

Commonly Used Acronyms

Disability Rights Texas is a nonprofit agency that protects and advances the legal, human and service rights of Texans with a broad range of disabilities. Disability Rights Texas is federally funded and designated by the federal government as the protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for the state of Texas. In March 2011, the agency changed its name from Advocacy Inc. to Disability Rights Texas.

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An Overview of Disability Rights Texas

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