Advocacy and Support Groups


Assists with institutionalization issues, including community-based attendant services and accessible housing.


Disability Rights Texas

Advocates for the legal rights of Texans with disabilities—both adults and children. Provides case management for some cases.

866.362.2851 (Videophone)

The Arc of Texas

Referrals and local opportunities for intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities.


Center on Disability and Development: Project REDD

Information on research, evaluation, and training on the effects of disaster on individuals with disabilities. Distributes copies of the "Texas Guide to Supports and Services for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families Affected by Disasters" and the "Disaster Acronym Guide."


ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) at TIRR Memorial Hermann

Assists people with disabilities or special needs in accessing available disaster recovery resources; provides research, education, and consultation in the areas of independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home- and community-based services and health issues for people with disabilities.


Mental Health America of Texas (MHAT)

Information, brochures and education on mental health issues, suicide prevention & recovery. Advocacy, training & public speaking related to mental health. Connects people to assistance in their area.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Texas)

Local support systems for people with mental illness.


Texas Center for Disability Studies

Assists people with disabilities in navigating the support systems in Texas.


Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P)

Information and resources, a one-on-one match with a trained Parent Volunteer, and guidance in the disability arena.