Vision, Mission and Goals


Aging Texans and individuals with disabilities will be supported by a comprehensive and cost-effective service delivery system that promotes and enhances individual well-being, dignity, and choice.


The DADS mission is to provide a comprehensive array of aging and disability services, supports, and opportunities that are easily accessed in local communities.

Our key responsibilities to the citizens of Texas include:

  • Working in partnership with consumers, caregivers, service providers, and other stakeholders
  • Developing and improving service options that are responsive to individual needs and preferences
  • Ensuring and protecting self-determination, consumer rights, and safety

Strategic planning and budgeting goals FY 2012-13

Goal 1 — Long-term Services and Supports

To enable aging and disabled Texans to live dignified, independent, and productive lives in a safe living environment through an accessible, locally based, comprehensive and coordinated continuum of services and opportunities; to provide appropriate services and supports based on individual needs ranging from in-home and community based services for the aging individuals and people with disabilities who request assistance in maintaining their independence and increasing their quality of life, to institutional services for those who require that level of support, seeking to ensure health and safety and to maintain maximum independence for the individual while providing the services and supports required.

Goal 2 — Regulation, Certification and Outreach

Provide licensing, certification, contract enrollment services, financial monitoring, and complaint investigation, to ensure that residential facilities, home and community support services agencies, and people providing services in facilities or home settings comply with state and federal standards, and that people receive high-quality services and are protected from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Goal 3 — Indirect Administration

Assure the efficient, quality, and effective administration of services provided to the aging and people with disabilities.

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Updated: May 1, 2015