Education or employment
Do you want to go to school or get training? Do you want to find a job? Do you want to learn skills to be independent?
All job seekers
The Texas Workforce Commission helps all Texans who are looking for work. Their website includes job listings, tips for finding a job and unemployment information.
If your child has a disability, he or she can attend school. Please contact one of these groups:
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
- Texas School for the Deaf
- Your local school district
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
- If your child (to age 3) has a disability or developmental delay, contact the Early Childhood Intervention Program.
- Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS) resources — The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has produced this brochure and insert for parents whose children are found to exhibit two or more of the characteristics of VCFS. What is VCFS? (PDF) | VCFS Resources Insert (PDF)
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities
If you have an intellectual or developmental disability and want a job, supported employment services may help you get and keep a job.
People with physical disabilities
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services can help people with disabilities prepare for and find jobs.
Where to call to receive DADS services and supports
To learn more
Fact sheets about DADS programs that can help with education or employment services:
- Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
- Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
- Home and Community–based Services (HCS)
- Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intelelctual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IID)
- Local Authorities (LAs)
- Texas Home Living (TxHmL)
- 211 Texas can provide information about local, state or federal services.
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) — The ADRCs provide information about and help with state and federal benefits. They can also help you learn about local programs and services. Anyone — individuals, family members, friends or professionals — can receive information tailored to their needs.
- Consumer Directed Services — If you want more control over who works for you in your own home, you can choose either Consumer Directed Services (CDS) or the Service Responsibility Option (SRO). You can only use CDS or SRO in some DADS programs.
- Explanation of IDD Services and Supports (PDF) includes brief descriptions of DADS intellectual and developmental disability services and supports.
- Know Your Options (PDF) discusses the DADS Money Follows the Person (MFP) initiative that allows certain Texans who are eligible for Medicaid and living in nursing facilities to choose an appropriate community setting and receive community services and supports.
- Making Informed Choices: Community Living Options Information Process (PDF) — Local authority staff can use this document to help explain options in the community to residents of state supported living centers.
- Making Informed Choices: Community Living Options Information Process for Legally Authorized Representatives of Residents in State Supported Living Centers (PDF) — Local authority staff can use to help explain options in the community to legally authorized representatives of state supported living center residents.
- Medicaid Estate Recovery Program — The state may file a claim against the estate of a deceased Medicaid recipient, age 55 and older, who applied for certain long-term care services on or after March 1, 2005. Claims include the cost of services, hospital care and prescription drugs supported by Medicaid under certain programs.
- Yourtexasbenefits.com — This website offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Updated: November 20, 2012