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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.

Advocacy, Inc.
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Advocates the legal rights of Texans with disabilities and implements the Client Assistance Program for rehabilitation clients.

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.

Arc of Texas
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Advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fully participate in civil, social, educational, health and employment activities in the communities in which they reside, with the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential in every way. Oldest and largest nonprofit, volunteer organization in the state committed to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included in their communities. Supports families, advances public policies, provides training programs, and builds a statewide network of advocates.

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.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
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The Council works to improve people's understanding of disability issues and ensure that the service delivery system provides comprehensive services and supports that meet people's needs, is easy to access and cost effective. Council members include individuals with developmental disabilities, parents and guardians, as appointed by the governor, as well as representatives from each major state agency that serves people with developmental disabilities. The Council also has representatives from the state's protection and advocacy system, Texas Center for Disability Studies and local organizations.

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 Protection and Advocacy
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Texas PAD provides protection and advocacy services to people with disabilities and mental health issues.

Law

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
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Provides an outline of the federal stimulus package as it pertains to Texas and shows how the comptroller's office tracks which programs receive money in the state

Disability Law Resource Project
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The DBTAC Southwest ADA Center (Southwest DBTAC) is the Southwest's leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws.

Legal Hospice of Texas
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Provides free legal assistance to residents of Dallas, Collin, Denton, Henderson, Hunt, Rockwall, Kaufman, Ellis, Cooke, Navarro, Grayson, Hood, Parker, Johnson, Tarrant and Fannin counties who cannot afford an attorney, are either HIV positive or have AIDS or a terminal illness or have legal problems relating to or impacted by their health.

State Bar of Texas
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The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the judicial branch in Texas. Every licensed attorney is a member of the State Bar, which provides a wide array of services to its members and the public.

Texas Legal Services Center
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A nonprofit legal office which provides assistance and training to poverty law advocates and their clients in the areas of litigation support, education and communication. Sponsors projects that assist individuals in Texas and, in some cases, nationwide.

Texas Senior Solutions
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Works to support families with knowledge and resources so that they are capable of making informed decisions on behalf of their loved ones. Their services will educate those suddenly confronted with the very difficult and overwhelming task of caring for older adults.

 
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