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Government Agencies

Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council
Learn about the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council (TBIAC) and Texas Brain Injury Project (TBIP), and access a variety of resources for the State of Texas.

Texas Community Resource Coordination Groups (known as CRCGs)
Local interagency groups comprised of public and private providers that come together to develop individual services plans for children, youth, and adults whose needs can be met only through interagency coordination and cooperation.

Texas Commission on Human Rights (TCHR)
Our primary goal is to make Texas an even greater place to live, work, play and raise our families by reducing discrimination in employment and housing through education and outreach programs and the enforcement of the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and Texas Fair Housing Act.

Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
The TCDD is a 30-member board dedicated to ensuring that all Texans with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to be independent, productive and valued members of their communities. Using a variety of methods, the Council works to ensure that the service delivery system provides comprehensive services and supports that meet people's needs, are easy to access and are cost effective. We also work to improve people's understanding of disability issues.

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Helping people with disabilities achieve employment of choice, independence, dignity, and equality. DARS is a combination of the agencies formerly known as the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Commission for the Blind, Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention.

Texas Department of Health Virtual Office on Health & Disability (VOHD)
This agency is designed to facilitate communication, coordination, and collaboration across TDH programs that serve both children and adults with disabilities.

Texas Disability Information and Referral Center
The Disability Information and Referral Center of the Talking Book Program houses information and materials on types of disabilities and health conditions, as well as related organizations, publications, products, and technology. This is a free reference service provided for anyone with a disability-related question.

Texas Information and Referral Network

Nonprofit Organizations

2-1-1 Texas Online Database
Search the online database for services and resources in your area.

Advocacy, Inc.
Advocating the Legal Rights of Texans with Disabilities; Implementing the Client Assistance Program for Rehabilitation Clients. The mission of Advocacy, Inc. is to advocate for, protect, and advance the legal, human, and service rights of people with disabilities.

Area Agency on Aging Capitol Area
This nonprofit agency whose mission is to plan, develop and provide a coordinated system of services designed to promote independence for those persons 60 years of age and older with a primary focus on frail, rural and low-income minority individuals. Contains links to statewide Area Agencies on Aging.

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.

Southwest Americans with Disabilities Act Center
Southwest's leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act, related laws and making Information Technology accessible to people with disabilities.

Disability Policy Consortium (DPC)
Promoting progressive public policy for Texans with disabilities in the areas of: Education, Employment, Healthcare and Managed Care, Housing, Long-Term Services, and Transportation.

Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC)
The Texas State Independent Living Council leads, promotes and advances the independent living philosophy and advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

Support Groups

SUPPORT GROUP NAME CONTACT PERSON MEETING DETAILS
Amarillo

Contact Staff Pending
Arlington
Tarrant County Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers
Deana Adams, MA, LPC
817-983-1087
Email
2nd Tuesday
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Center for Counseling and Enrichment
First Baptist Church
301 S. Center Street, Suite 214
Austin
TBI Information & Training
Chip Howe
512-443-5777
2nd Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive

Austin
Brain Injury Association of Austin

Les Young
Email
512-443-5777

1st Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive

Dallas
FOCUS Group at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation for Survivors and Caregivers

Karen Lavery, CTRS
214-820-9571
1st Tuesday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Baylor Landry Center
411 N Washington Ste 5000
Dallas
Dallas Area Acquired Brain Injury Support Group
Karen Brewer-Mixon, Ph.D.
214-648-1754
Email
1st Tuesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
UT Southwestern University Hospital - Zale Lipshy
Conference Room 1
Dallas
Brain Injury Support Group
Sean Godfrey
972-834-9057

2nd and 4th Wednesdays
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Outreach Center
3014 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 757219
Denton
Brain Injury Support Group
940-384-3970 1st Thursday
1:00 PM
Denton Regional Medical Center
Professional Building Community Room
3535 S. IH-35 E, Suite 103B
Denton, TX 76210

Edinburg
South Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
Dr. Cynthia Cavazos-Gonzalez
or
Theresa Yongson
956-362-3550
3rd Thursday
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Rehab Center at Renaissance Hospital
5403 Doctor's Drive
Edinburg, TX
El Paso
El Paso Brain Injury Support Group
Nancy Peters
915-319-9553
Email
2nd Tuesday
6:30 PM
Mentis Neuro Rehab
1831 Murchison Road, Suite C
El Paso, TX 79902
Grapevine
Mid-Cities Acquired Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group
Karen Brewer-Mixon, Ph.D.
214-648-1754
Email
3rd Monday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Ethicus Hospital Cafeteria
4201 William Tate Ave
Houston
TBI Support Group Quentin Mease Hospital for patients, survivors, family and friends
David or Lynn
713-873-3845
4th Thursday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Quentin Mease Hospital
2nd Floor In-patient Conference Room
Houston
Challenge Brain Injury Support Group - Houston
Lynn Cone
713-729-5162
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
7:30 PM
Call for Location
Houston
West Houston Stroke Warriors
Kathy Carrico
281-588-8517
Email
Website
Every Saturday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab at West Houston Medical Center Professional Building
12606 West Houston Center Blvd, Suite 180
Houston, TX 77082
Houston
Center for Independent Living
713-974-4621
Email
Every Friday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Houston Center for Independent Living
7000 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 160
Houston, TX 77036
Houston
Memorial City Rehab Hospital
Judy Holman
713-465-8563
Every Tuesday
7:30 PM
Call for Location
Lubbock
South Plans Brain Injury Support Group
Kitty Petmecky
806-239-2143
email
2nd Monday
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIFE/RUN Independent Living Center
8240 Boston Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79410
Plano
Plano Brain Injury Support Group
Jim Burrus
972-519-0008
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
7:00 PM
HealthSouth
2800 15th Street
Plano, TX 75075
San Antonio
Alamo Head Injury Support Group
Ashley Longoria
210-614-4323
Email
Website
4th Wednesday
6:00 PM
Locations/Date Vary
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San Marcos
HOPE for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors Support Group
512-753-3818

Please call to register - registration is free
2nd and 4th Mondays
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Central Texas Medical Center
Professional Building #102
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Statewide Online www.trymunity.com Online community offering support for people with brain injury.

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