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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 Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Texas Workforce Solutions- Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) at the Texas Workforce Commission helps people with physical or mental conditions or disabilities, which can create barriers to employment, to achieve their employment goals.  Vocational Rehabilitation Services are designed to manage or remove barriers and support eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment. VR Services are customized to a person’s needs and can include assessments and diagnostics; occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and cognitive therapies. As a core partner of the Texas Workforce System, VR Services also may include career-focused education, training, and apprenticeships; job development, paid work experience, and employment supports

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


Contact Staff Pending
Tarrant County Brain Injury Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers
Deana Adams, MA, LPC
2nd Tuesday
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Center for Counseling and Enrichment
First Baptist Church
301 S. Center Street, Suite 214
Brain Injury Support Group 
Leming Xu 
1st Tuesday
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Mary Lee Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive

Brain Injury Association of Austin

Jessica Fausak
or text to 210-386-4250

1st Tuesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The group is meeting online. Email to get meeting information

FOCUS Group at Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation for Survivors and Caregivers
Karen Lavery, CTRS
1st Tuesday
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Baylor Landry Center
411 N Washington Ste 5000
Dallas Area Acquired Brain Injury Support Group
Karen Brewer-Mixon, Ph.D.
1st Tuesday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
UT Southwestern University Hospital – Zale Lipshy
Conference Room 1
Brain Injury Support Group
Sean Godfrey
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Outreach Center
3014 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 757219
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

Rio Grande Valley Brain Injury Support Group
Dr. Cynthia Cavazos-Gonzalez
3rd Thursday of the month
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
UTRGV Psychology Clinic 2808 W Fountain Plaza Blvd Edinburg, TX
El Paso
El Paso Brain Injury Support Group
Nancy Peters
2nd Tuesday
6:30 PM
Mentis Neuro Rehab
1831 Murchison Road, Suite C
El Paso, TX 79902
Forth Worth Concussion Support Group

Kristi Ferguson 

1st Saturday of the month 10 am – 11:30 am
Arborlawn United Methodist Church
5001 Briarhaven Rd Forth Worth, TX 76109
Family Life Center Rm 225
Fort Worth Brainwaves TBI Support Group

Tiffany Morgan

3rd Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation 6601 Harris Parkway Ft Worth TX 76132
Free Parking, Meeting held in Cafeteria
Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation – Frisco
Kirsten Runkle

2nd Tuesday
6:00 PM
2990 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

Mid-Cities Acquired Brain Injury Caregiver Support Group
Karen Brewer-Mixon, Ph.D.
3rd Monday
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Ethicus Hospital Cafeteria
4201 William Tate Ave
TBI Support Group Quentin Mease Hospital for patients, survivors, family and friends
David or Lynn
4th Thursday
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Quentin Mease Hospital
2nd Floor In-patient Conference Room
Challenge Brain Injury Support Group – Houston
Lynn Cone
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
7:30 PM
Call for Location
West Houston Stroke Warriors
Kathy Carrico
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
Center for Independent Living
Every Friday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Houston Center for Independent Living
7000 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 160
Houston, TX 77036
Memorial City Rehab Hospital
Judy Holman
Every Tuesday
7:30 PM
Call for Location
South Plans Brain Injury Support Group
Kitty Petmecky
2nd Monday
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LIFE/RUN Independent Living Center
8240 Boston Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79410
Plano Brain Injury Support Group
Jim Burrus
1st and 3rd Tuesdays
7:00 PM
2800 15th Street
Plano, TX 75075

Stronger After Stroke Methodist  Outpatient Campus


Hilary Nelson

2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Methodist Richardson Outpatient Campus 
1977 N. Collins Blvd. Richardson, TX 75080

Free easy access parking. Snacks and materials provided.  

San Antonio
Alamo Head Injury Support Group
Toni McCall

Support groups usually take place the 4th Wednesday of the month
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Statewide Online Online community offering support for people with brain injury.