Advocacy and Support Groups


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


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."


Disability Rights Texas

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


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.


National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI Texas)

Local support systems for people with mental illness.

Helpline 800.273.8255
National helpline 800.950.NAMI

Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies

Portlight Strategies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work.


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.