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Disability Rights Texas

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: April 11, 2014, 11:23 PM

Description

Disability Rights Texas (formerly named Advocacy, Inc.) is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

Congress has passed a number of laws to protect people with disabilities from discrimination that limits their full and equal participation in society. Congress also created a national network of protection and advocacy organizations to help secure and advance the rights of people with disabilities.

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 — or cannot — do. Disability Rights Texas exists to help people break through these barriers to achieve their personal goals and dreams.

Disability Rights Texas:

  • Provides direct legal assistance to people with disabilities whose rights are threatened or violated
  • Protects the rights of individuals and groups of people with disabilities through the courts and justice system
  • Advocates for laws and public policies that protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities
  • Inform people with disabilities and family members about their rights; make referrals to programs and services

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  • Non Attorney Disability Rights Advocate - Job

    Last updated:
    July 21, 2014
    Location:
    Houston, TX, US
    Description:
    Disability Rights Texas is seeking interested and qualified persons to apply for the following. This position will be located in Houston, TX (Midtown) and serve...
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Non Attorney Advocate - Job

    Last updated:
    July 18, 2014
    Location:
    Dallas, TX, US
    Description:
    Disability Rights Texas is seeking interested and qualified persons to apply for the following. This position will be located in Dallas, TX (on Mockingbird, bet...

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Website:
http://www.disabilityrightstx.org
Phone:
512-454-4816
Fax:
512-453-5950
Address:
2222 W Braker Ln, Austin, TX, 78758, US
Date Founded:
1977

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