• ARCIL, Inc. – ARCIL, Inc. of Austin, Texas provides independent living services to persons with disabilities, their families and communities throughout Travis and surrounding counties. “Browse ARCIL’s website to find out more information about activities, services, mission, locations and other local, state and national resources available for persons with disabilities, family members, professionals or anybody interested in the independent living movement.”
  • Client Assistance Program (CAP) in Texas – The Client Assistance Program (CAP) has been established by the Rehabilitation Act to provide assistance to people applying for and receiving vocational rehabilitation services or independent living services. In Texas, CAP is administered by Disability Rights Texas.
  • Easter Seals Central Texas – Their Community and Housing Services program provides support for people with disabilities and their families, including home purchases, residential accessibility, rental assistance, assistive technology, and advocacy.
  • Employment First (Texas Health & Human Services) – Learn how HHSC Vocational Services can help you 1) find and apply for a job, 2) retain your job and learn new skills, 3) earn a paycheck and learn money management, and 4) gain independence, social connections and confidence.
  • Mosaic (Humble ISD) – Mosaic is the innovative 18+ transition program for Humble ISD students who received special education services through modified high school curriculum and who are ready to actively transition into young adult life. Mosaic serves young adult students who have completed all of their high school credits and state testing requirements and have specific transition needs as identified by their ARD committee. We teach our young adult students important self-determination and self-advocacy skills across four learning domains: Adult Living, Employability, Recreation and Leisure and Life Long Learning.
  • National Disability Institute – Offers a self-paced e-learning course created by NDI, with support from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, to help Texas residents make sense of disability benefits and rules – Making the Choice to Work: Social Security Disability Benefits and Work Incentives.
  • Person Directed Planning Guidelines (pdf) – This document is a resource from Texas Health & Human Services. The document provides direction to individuals, families, professionals, providers, and local authorities in developing a person directed plan with emphasis on self-determination and the achievement of personal outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving community services and supports.
  • Texas Career Check – Tools for exploring career and education options. Students can use the interest profiler to help identify occupations relevant to their likes and interests.
  • Texas Workforce Commission – Here you can find information about TWC vocational rehabilitation services for people with physical or cognitive disabilities, which include:
    Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services for adults with disabilities to help prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
    Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services for youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.
    Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services for people with visual impairments, including the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center.
    Click here to find Texas Workforce Solutions offices and services in your area..
  • The Arc of Greater Houston The Arc of Greater Houston promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lives