Community resources

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Disability resource organizations

Regional Resources Directory

www.disabilityresources.org/TEXAS.html
This useful directory provides links to all kinds of disability information and help available in every state. Links include national and state agencies and organizations that can help provide referrals to more specialized, disability-specific or local programs.

ADA Technical Assistance Program

www.adata.org/
The ADA Technical Assistance Program is a federally funded network of organizations that provides ADA information, training and technical assistance to businesses, agencies and people with disabilities. The website provides links to the regional Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs).

ADA Hot Links and Document Center

www.jan.wvu.edu/links/adalinks.htm
The ADA Hot Links and Document Center provides many useful links to the law, Supreme Court rulings regarding disabilities cases, guidelines to building, housing and recreation accessibility, ADA Technical Assistance manuals, and other materials.

The Access Board

www.access-board.gov
The Access Board has a useful website for information about new construction and renovations as well as recreation facilities. The board has also developed online courses to teach about accessibility.

U.S. Department of Justice

www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm
The Department of Justice is responsible for issuing and enforcing many ADA regulations. Its authoritative website includes a wide range of technical assistance materials, settlement information and related documents.

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities

http://gov.texas.gov/disabilities
The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities website contains resources and information on disabilities including publications, ADA, key laws, disability history, disability policy, parking and statistics.

Other Resources

Houston METRO
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Mental Health & Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County (MHMRA)
Harris County Hospital District
Texas Adult Protective Services
Texas Health & Human Services Commission (THHSC)
Texas Department of Health (TDH)
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI)
Harris County Important A to Z Website Links
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Independent Living Research Utilization
Mobility International USA
National Clearinghouse on Post secondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
Information & Technical Assistance on the ADA
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
City of Houston (Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities)
National Center for Accessible Media
Disability Access Information & Support
Internet Special Education Resources
Learning Disability Institute
ETS
Thompson Publishing Group
Video Telecommunications
Learning Ally
National Academic Advising Association (Advising Students with Disabilities)