Disability Rights, Texas, assists people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law to ensure their full and equal participation in society. Their staff accomplishes this with legal aid to people with disabilities, protection of the rights through the courts and justice system, advocacy of laws and public policies that protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities.
Approximately 10% of Army Families have members with special needs, including spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. To support these families, the Army created the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to be a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agency program providing community support, housing, medical, educational, and personnel services to military Families with an EFM.
Texas Civil Rights Project promotes racial, social, and economic justice through community education and litigation. Its staff strives to foster equality, secure justice, ensure diversity and strengthen communities. Attorneys at Cirkiel Law Group can collaborate with TCRP on behalf of the underserved or those excluded from the justice system.
The Coalition for Texans with Disabilities (CTD) has worked for years to ensure that persons with disabilities may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the community of their choice. CTD focuses on the areas of governmental advocacy, public awareness activities and professional disability consulting to fulfill its mission.
Launched in 2006, the Texas Project FIRST website is a project of Family to Family Network under a grant from the Texas Education Agency and Region 9 Education Service Center. Texas Project FIRST stands for “Families, Information, Resources, Support and Training.” The website contains a wealth of information on special education, written in a way that’s easy for parents to understand.
Don't Dismyabilities, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization developing and employing strategies aimed at addressing barriers to accessibility within communities through education, advocacy, and ADA-related actions to make lasting impacts on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the neighborhoods in which they live.
Michael Kinser, LPC, LMFT, offers Christian counseling services for individuals, couples, and families in the Greater Austin area to help them discover the answers needed for the problems they face. His sessions are solution-focused for his clients and their future and provide practical tools to help strengthen relationships provide understanding to help move forward.
The Legal Framework Summaries of and links to special ed laws by topic. Very useful!
Texas State Dyslexia Consultant: 1-800-232-3030 (Questions about dyslexia testing, services and school district responsibilities)
Due Process Hearings
Learning Disabilities / Response to Intervention