State and National Agencies

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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) 800-628-5115



Division for Early Childhood Intervention 1-877-787-8999


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 variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas. Call to locate a provider in your area.


Vocational Rehabilitative Services 800-628-5115


Designated as the state’s principal authority on the vocational rehabilitation of Texans with disabilities, the main purpose is to assist people with disabilities to participate in their communities by achieving employment of choice, living as independently as possible, and accessing high quality services.


Division for Blind Services 877-787-8999


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



Family Training & Support: Edgenie Bellah: 512-206-9423 or

Home Onsite Consultation, Topical Workshops for Families, Project Sparkle, Family Leadership Training, Collaboration with DBMAT.

Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services 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 800-DEAF-TSD 512-462-5353 tty/voice




Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)



Local Intellectual Developmental Disability Authority 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




Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) 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

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) 800-514-0301 800-514-0383 (TTY)


Information on the ADA.




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