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Government Agencies

The Office of Acquired Brain Injury offers a Texas Brain Injury Resource Guide.

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.

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services program assists eligible people who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI), or both, function independently in their home and community. Services can be related to communication, mobility and self-care.

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 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 Assistive Technology Funding Guide 
This guide explains national and local resources that can be helpful in finding and funding assistive technology.

Texas Assistive Technology Access Program
They support a statewide network of assistive technology demonstration centers to provide general assistive technology, computer access and portable computer access demonstrations.  They also have a loan and recycle/reuse program.

Texas Insurance Department
State Insurance Departments are state agencies that ensure insurance companies obey all state insurance laws and regulations. They can offer information about insurance laws in the state, and assist consumers in resolving complaints or concerns with insurance companies.

Nonprofit Organizations

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

Disability Rights Texas
Advocating the legal rights of Texans with disabilities; Implementing the Client Assistance Program for Rehabilitation Clients. The mission of Disability Rights Texas 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 older adults and people with disability. They have information about the Long Term Care Ombudsman program, and the Aging and Disability Resource Centers.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers
The Texas Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are places where people of all ages, incomes and disabilities can go to get information and one-on-one options counseling, and resources and services to support caregivers.

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.

Texas Parent to Parent
Provides, support, information and resources to parents of children with special needs and other health conditions.

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.

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.

Texas Independent Living Centers
Independent Living Centers offer independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information about services that can assist a person live as independently as possible in the community.

Support Groups

A list of support groups can be found at the Office of Acquired Brain Injury’s website.