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Organizations that Offer Disability Services

Below are links to Government and Non-Profit Organizations that offer various disability services/programs within the State of Texas. These resources are external to the 211Texas.org website.

Advocacy, Inc.
Advocates for Texas of all ages with disabilities and mental illness. Provides information for parents about their children's rights in the school system and can help resolve disputes. Disability related issues, including access and discrimination.

Deaf Link
Deaf Link works with the Texas Governors Division of Emergency Management under a State funded program to provide Accessible Emergency Information/Alerts for Texans with disabilities. To enroll go here.

Directory of Community Resources in Texas
The Directory of Community Resources (DCR) is a dynamic, locally-referenced directory of disability resources in Texas. Available online, the DCR allows users to locate resources in their area as well as contribute resources they know of and edit existing listings by filling out the user-friendly entry form. The community’s ability to interact with the web site’s content ensures that the directory information stays as up-to-date as possible.

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas.

Hear Now
Helps financially needy individuals obtain hearing aids.

Knowbility, INC
Works to make information technology accessible for children and adults with disabilities. Offers consulting services, including accessibility audits and training, to help organizations meet federal government and other institutional mandates for accessibility.

National Information Center for Children & Youth w/ Disabilities
A national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Focuses on children and youth, birth to age 22.

The Office of Acquired Brain Injury (OABI)
OABI serves as resource for survivors of brain injuries and their families, including returning combat veterans, through referrals and greater coordination of federal, state and local resources. The OABI and 2-1-1 Texas work in partnership to provide comprehensive information and education to the public and to all 2-1-1 call service representatives.

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The DARS Division for Blind Services (DBS) assists blind or visually impaired individuals and their families. Depending upon their goals and needs, DBS offers services to help regain independence or find a job.

Special Needs Neighborhood
Website for swapping information about resources.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
SSI pays monthly benefits to people with limited income and resources who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or older. Blind or disabled children, as well as adults, can get SSI benefits.

Texas Association of Partners in Education
The mission of the Texas Association of Partners in Education is to provide leadership and expertise for schools, families, businesses and communities to build partnerships that enhance student success.

The Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
The Council's mission is to advise and make recommendations to state agencies and the state legislature to ensure that the needs of persons of all ages with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.

Texas Project FIRST
Texas Project FIRST is a parent-friendly, bilingual website to provide consistent, accurate information to help parents understand the complex special education issues and become more effective participants in their child’s education process.

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