• State Government
     


    Texas Health and Human Services Commission

    https://hhs.texas.gov/

    Texas Health and Human Services now consist of 2 agencies: the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Service. 

    Working with clients, families, and communities, HHS aims to protect children, the elderly and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 

    Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

    http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/drivers/disabled.htm

    The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is responsible for vehicle registration and titling, including issuance of license plates and placards for drivers that are handicapped or are permanently disabled.

    Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

    http://www.dot.state.tx.us/

    The TxDOT website provides resources and information for drivers and travelers in Texas including driving license registration, vehicle registration, travel safety, and other travel information such as maps, traffic cameras, airport directories and public transit information.

    Texas HHSC Quick Resource Guide

    http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/hhsc_projects/oba/colonias/QRG.pdf

    The HHSC Quick Resource Guide is intended to help promotoras (community-based health workers) make appropriate referrals to health and human service agencies and partners of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Office of Border Affairs. The Quick Resource Guide is not, however, designed for use in determining program eligibility. Categories listed in this book do not constitute all criteria used in the certification process, and eligibility is determined by each individual agency or organization.

    The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities

    http://www.governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/

    The Committee's mission is to further opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity, and self-determination. The Committee serves as a central source of information and education on the abilities, rights, problems, and needs of persons with disabilities.

    Resource Guide on Higher Education for People with Disabilities

    http://www.txddc.state.tx.us/resources/publications/collegehtml.asp

    From the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, this guide links to a variety of websites to help students prepare for higher education. Available online and in PDF format.

    TEA Special Education Graduation Guidance

    http://tea.texas.gov/index2.aspx?id=2147498359&ekfxmen_noscript=1&ekfxmensel=e9edebdf8_620_622

    The Texas Education Agency provides guidance on graduation for students receiving special education services including special education graduation options, participation in graduation ceremonies, and other related topics.

    TEA Special Education Rules and Regulations

    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147497444

    Links to federal and state laws, rules and regulations for providing special education and related services.

    TEA Special Education Secondary Transition Guidance

    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147496883

    General information about transition planning in Texas including state and national resources for technical assistance and training.

    Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

    http://www.txddc.state.tx.us/

    The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to ensuring that all Texans with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to be independent, productive and valued members of their communities. Using a variety of methods, the Council works to improve people's understanding of disability issues and to ensure that the service delivery system provides comprehensive services and supports that meet people's needs, are easy to access and are cost effective.

    Texas Education Agency (TEA)

    http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/   

    The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. It is headed by the commissioner of education. The mission of TEA is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

    http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/
     
    THECB provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. The THECB website provides information, data, and other resources on universities, colleges, and trade and technical education in Texas.

    Texas Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI)

    http://www.cdr.state.tx.us

    LMCI, a department of the Texas Workforce Commission, provides useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs. Downloadable resources as well as resources for purchase are available.

    Texas Online

    http://www.texas.gov/

    This is an online portal to access services in Texas and information about Texas.

    Texas Project First

    http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/index.html

    Created by parents, for parents, this web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities.

    Texas State Library

    www.TexasTalkingBooks.org

    The Texas State Library Talking Books program provides free library service to Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities-whether permanent or temporary. Books are available on digital cartridge, Braille, large print, and cassette. Playback equipment to be used with TBP materials is available for loan and materials can also be downloaded from the Web via BARD by registered readers.

    Texas Workforce Commission

    http://www.twc.state.tx.us/

    The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. The website provides resources for job seekers and employees, businesses and employers, and community and workforce partners.