Disability Rights Texas
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