Ableism can be found in all areas of our communities. We must all work together to end it.
Ableism – English (PDF, 3.4 MB, 1 page)
Ableism – Español (PDF, 3.5 MB, 1 page)
Ableism – English (PDF, 336KB MB, 1 page)
All people with disabilities should have access to the services and supports when and where they need them. However, Texas currently does not serve every person in need. This fact sheet covers why the long-term services and supports needs of many Texans with IDD are not being met, and it provides examples and recommendations for increasing access to services so more people can live in the community.
Community Living (PDF, 544 KB, 2 pages)
IDD Residential Programs Cost Comparison Infographic (JPG, 467 KB)
Texas law and policy state that earning a living wage through competitive integrated employment is the first and preferred outcome for adults with disabilities who receive public benefits. This fact sheet provides information about Employment First and makes the case for increasing competitive integrated employment in Texas.
Employment First (PDF, 529 KB, 2 pages)
Find out what you need to know about extending health insurance coverage for adults with disabilities once they reach age 26.
Alternatives to Guardianship Infographic (JPG, 775 KB)
How a Bill Becomes a Law in Texas Infographic (PDF, 4.7 MB, 1 page)
Còmo un Proyecto de Ley Se Convierte en Ley en Texas (PDF, 4.7 MB, 1 page)
This fact sheet provides information on how access to Medicaid services impacts people with IDD in Texas. The fact sheet covers some of the Medicaid programs that help people with IDD participate in community life, where Texas ranks compared to other states, and more.
Medicaid and IDD in Texas (PDF, 338 KB, 1 page)
Texas has the highest institutionalized population of individuals with IDD of any state – 11.5% of the U.S. total. Yet, there are 10 times as many people with the highest level of need supported with waiver services in the community than there are in State Supported Living Centers (SSLCs). This fact sheet makes the case for consolidating SSLCs and improving community services so more people with complex needs can live in the community.
State Supported Living Centers (PDF, 382 KB, 2 pages)
Texas Managed Care Programs Infographic (JPG, 591 KB)
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Higher Education Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities (Searchable Table)
To challenge students with disabilities to consider higher education, “The Next Step” presents the stories of five Texans with disabilities who enrolled in colleges, universities or technical schools.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has recently released the Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights. The document describes the fundamental rights of air travelers with disabilities under the Air Carrier Access Act and its implementing regulation.
Learn more about the Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights on the transportation.gov website.
This work is supported by a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C. 20201 with a 100% federal funding award totaling $5,907,507. Council efforts are those of the grantee and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor are endorsed by ACL, HHS, or the U.S. government.