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Advocacy and Legal Rights

  • Law, Gavel, legal rightsADAPT of Texas – There’s no place like home, and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so that people with disabilities can live in the community with real support instead of being locked away in nursing homes or other institutions.
  • Advocacy, Inc. – Advocating the Legal Rights of Texans with Disabilities; Implementing the Client Assistance Program for Rehabilitation Clients. The mission of Advocacy, Inc. is to advocate for, protect, and advance the legal, human, and service rights of people with disabilities.
  • The ARC of Texas – The Arc of Texas is the oldest and largest nonprofit, volunteer organization in the state committed to expanding opportunities for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities to be included in their communities.
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates – An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates, and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.
  • Disability Policy Consortium (DPC) – This program promotes progressive public policy for Texans with disabilities in the areas of: education, employment, healthcare and managed care, housing, long-term services, and transportation.
  • Disability Law Resource Project – The southwest’s leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related laws. The project also strives to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC) – The Texas State Independent Living Council leads, promotes, and advances the independent living philosophy and also advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities.
  • Texas Commission on Human Rights (TCHR) – Their primary goal is to make Texas an even greater place to live, work, play, and raise our families by reducing discrimination in employment and housing through education and outreach programs and the enforcement of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and Texas Fair Housing Act.
  • Texas Legislative Action Center – An interactive site for writing Texas lawmakers with links to main issues.

The Office of Acquired Brain Injury

The Office of Acquired Brain Injury serves as the lead department in Texas that provides guidance, consultation, referral, and service coordination resources for survivors of brain injuries and their families, including returning combat veterans. The Office works through referrals and strives for a greater coordination of federal, state, and local resources.

Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

The Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council works to:

  • Inform state leadership of the needs of people with brain injuries.
  • Recommend policies and practices to meet those needs.
  • Encourage research for the cause, prevention, and treatment of traumatic brain injury and for the care of people with a traumatic brain injury.
  • Promote brain injury prevention and awareness throughout the state.
  • Identify people with traumatic brain injuries, their family members, and their care-givers in order to improve their access to support and services.

For more information about what we’re doing to ensure legal rights for people with brain injuries, including their families, email: info@texasbia.org Ask us about how you can help!