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Texas Advocates
since 1980

8001 Centre Park Dr. Ste 100

Austin, TX 78754

Phone: 1-800-252-9729 or (512) 454-6694, Ext. 112

E-mail: Rona Statman at rstatman@thearcoftexas.org

Website: http://www.txadvocates.org

Contact(s): Rona Statman

Additional information:

Number of Active Members:
this statewide org has 23 local chapters

Reason(s) the Group Meets:
Political, Social, Personal Skills

Products or Services Offered:
Texas Advocates provides training to its members on self advocacy, self determination, person-directed planning, and self advocacy organizations.

Board of Directors:
Yes

Mission/Vision Statement:
Mission Statement The Texas Advocates is recognized as the leader in self-advocacy in Texas. The Texas Advocates will fight to stop unfair treatment and advocate for more and better services and supports for people with disabilities to be included in their communities. Vision Statement People with disabilities embrace life and advocate for their own rights and interests by making their own decisions and choosing services and supports that allow them to live the way they want to live.

Typical Activities:
The board meets in Austin 2 times, at the annual state conference and conducts 5 regional meetings each year.

Publications:
Texas Advocates Speak Out For Independence, Freedom and Self-Determination - A paper written by the 2000-2001 Texas Advocates Leadership Academy

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