Local and National Resources

  • RISE- Center for Independent Living located in Beaumont, Texas, Rise is a great resource for people with disabilities looking to find resources and live more independent lives.  https://risecil.org/
  • Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services -Overall a great state resource for people with disabilities http://www.dars.state.tx.us/
  • National Federation for the Blind – works to help eliminate barriers for individuals who are blind. https://nfb.org//
  • United States Paralympics connect with information on how to participate in sports opportunities for people with disabilities. http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics
  • Texas Association of the Deaf:  A membership organization providing information and education on various issues affecting the lives of individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing at all levels of the community. http://www.txad.org/
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Resources for Texas: transition information, resources, strategies, and events provided for parents, students, and professionals. http://www.dhhtexastransition.org/
  • Pepnet2: To improve postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities. http://www.pepnet.org/
  • Disabilities Rights:  Advocates for, protects and advances the legal, human and service rights of people with disabilities. https://www.disabilityrightstx.org/