Texas Parent to Parent

Resources: Advocacy

If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to this list,
please email resources@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.
Disability Rights Texas (previously Advocacy, Inc.)
www.disabilityrightstexas.org
800-252-9108 (V/TDD)
512-454-4816 (V/TDD)
The federally funded "watchdog" to protect and advocate for the legal rights of people with disabilities in Texas. May be able to assist you with legal problems if it falls within their set priorities. Have helped parents with school issues when a precedent can be set to help others in the state. Has a great parent-friendly guide to Special Education.
The Arc of Texas
www.thearcoftexas.org
800-252-9729
The Arc advances public policies, provides training programs, and builds a statewide network of advocates. Has a great parent-friendly guide to Special Education.
Disability Policy Consortium
www.facebook.com/pages/Disability-Policy-Consortium/352111055008
An independent group of advocacy organizations that promotes progressive public policy for Texans with disabilities in education, employment, healthcare and managed care, housing, long-term services and transportation. Action alerts and job bank.
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
www.cotwd.org | cotwd@cotwd.org
512-478-3366
Works on cross-disability issues to impact policy, disability rights issues, and practice in our state; provides newsletter and conference.
Texas Center for Disability Studies
uap.edb.utexas.edu
512-232-0740; TTY: 512-232-0762
Serves as a catalyst at the University level so that people developmental, and other disabilities, are fully included in all levels of their communities and in control of their lives. Web-based courses available on disability studies. Community inclusion projects, person & family centered planning, family support, and self determination projects, assistive technology and other special projects.
Texas Autism Advocacy
www.TexasAutismAdvocacy.org
MichelleMGuppy@yahoo.com
An Internet list designed to enhance the work of other autism related groups and organizations, parents and professionals - to better connect everyone across Texas. A comprehensive all inclusiver internet list for exchanging and learning about all areas of autism - diet, supplements, treatments, educational strategies, legislation, etc.
Family Voices - Texas
akaTexas Parent to Parent
Grassroots network of parents and professionals who advocate on health care for children and youth with special health care needs.
TASH
www.tash.org
202-540-9014
State and international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
www.geneticalliance.org
202-966-5557
Partnership of support groups and professionals to address communication, service delivery and advocacy issues around genetic disorders.
The Arc of the US
www.thearc.org
800-433-5255
National organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabilities and their families.
If you find mistakes or would like to recommend a resource to be added to this list,
please email resources@txp2p.org with the correct information or resources.