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AARP Texas
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Dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Alzheimer's Association - Capital of Texas Chapter
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A non-profit organization that provides family support, community education, public awareness and supports research for the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter
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Provides support and assistance to persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; and to their families and other caregivers. The chapter encourages and supports research into the cause, improved diagnosis, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer's disease.

Coalition of Texans with Disabilities
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CTD is a social and economic impact organization representing people of all disabilities of all ages. Through governmental advocacy public awareness activities, and professional consulting, CTD ensures that persons with disabilities may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the community of their choice.

Department of State Health Services - Texas Alzheimer's News
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Texas Alzheimer’s News is a collaborative effort of the Alzheimer's Association Coalition of Texas and the Texas Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. The Alzheimer's Disease Program at the Texas Department of State Health Services publishes this newsletter twice a year.

Elder Options of Texas
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Provides listings and a searchable database of housing and elder care services in Texas.

Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
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Provides resources and information on disabilities including committee members and law, publications, ADA, key laws, goals and recommendations, disability history, disability policy, statistics and information on local committees around the state.

Guide to Texas Senior Services
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This guide is designed to help older citizens and their families locate services and information on long-term care in Texas.

Texas Council of Community Centers
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The Council is the organization through which community MHMR centers can work together as a public system serving Texans with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency. Through this work, centers can expand and improve services needed by their local communities and deliver these quality services to their local consumers. They can also provide accountability to their sponsoring governmental entities, their other funding sources, and the state governance for its investments in services.

Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Works t o advise and make recommendations to state agencies and the state legislature to ensure that the needs of persons of all ages with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.

Texas Kidney Foundation
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Seeks to improve the health and well being of people at risk or affected by kidney disease, through education, prevention and support and by increasing organ donation and transplantation.


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