Because people with disabilities are at a greater risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violation of legal and human rights, protection and advocacy organizations like Disability Rights Texas are needed.


Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.


We envision a society where all people are treated with dignity because each human being has worth.


  • People with disabilities have basic human needs that are no different from those of all people.
  • They have a right to freedom from neglect, exploitation, discrimination and isolation, and a right to be included in all aspects of their communities.
  • Disability is a natural part of the human experience.
  • Disability does not diminish the right to live independently or to exert control and choice in your life.