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Resource Directory - State & National Agencies
If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to these lists,
please email Laura@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
www.dars.state.tx.us | 800-628-5115
DARS Division for Early Childhood Intervention
www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis
800-252-2246
A statewide program designed to support families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. The main goal is to help these children reach their potential through developmental services provided by a variey of local agencies and organizations across Texas. Call to locate a provider in your area.
Division for Rehabilitative Services
www.dars.state.tx.us/drs/
800-628-5115
Designated as the state’s principal authority on the vocationa rehabilitation of Texans with disabilities, the main purpose is to assist people with disabilities to participate in their communities by achieving empolymnet of choice, living as independently as possible, and accessing high quality services.
Division for Blind Services
www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/
800-628-5115
Assists blind or visually impaired individuals and their families, depending upon their goals and needs, to regain mobility or secure employment. The services vary by individual and are intended to be comprehensive in scope.
Texas Deaf/Blind Outreach www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/deafblind/
family.htm
Family Training & Support:
Edgenie Bellah: 512-206-9423 or
edgeniebellah@tsbvi.edu
Jean Robinson: 817-847-7999 or jeanrobinson@tsbvi.edu
Home Onsite Consultation, Topical Workshops for Families, Project Sparkle, Family Leadership Training, Collaboration with DBMAT.
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Services
www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/
800-628-5115 TTY:512-407-3251 (TTY)  
With the Division for Rehabilitative Services, the Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access.
Texas School for Deaf www.tsd.state.tx.us
800-DEAF-TSD 512-462-5353 tty/voice

Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
DADS Mental Retardation Services
http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/
application.html#mr
877-438-5658
Provides some services and financial programs like respite money, In-Home and Family Support Program and Medicaid Waiver Programs.
For contact information for your local MRLA, contact DADS: 512-438-3011 or http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/contact.cfm
Department of State Health Services
(DSHS)
Children with Special Health
Care Needs (CSHCN)
www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn/default.shtm
800-252-8023
CSHCN is made up of several programs that provide services to children with extraordinary medical needs, disabilities, and chronic conditions. The CSHCN health care benefits program pays for medical care, family support services, and related services not covered by Medicaid, CHIP, private insurances, or other “third party payor”. Financial eligibility—comparable to CHIP

Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities

Resources and information on disabilities including local committees around the state, committee members and law, publications, ADA, key laws, disability history, disability policy, parking, and statistics.
U.S. Dept. of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
800-514-0301
800-514-0383 (TTY)
Information on the ADA.
If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to these lists, please email Laura@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.