Advocating for Texans
with IDD

Promoting, protecting, and advocating for the human rights and self-determination of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)


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Helpful Resources

Here’s our most requested resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.

In Their Words

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. Hear from members of The Arc of Texas about how the ADA has shaped where we are today and what their hopes are for the future.

Established in 1997, The Arc of Texas Master Pooled Trust remains the first and only Texas-based Special Needs Trust designed to improve the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities while providing resources for their ongoing supplemental needs.
Affordable & Accessible

Low fees for establishing and maintaining a sub-account compared to a traditional bank trust.

Value for the Individual

Use your trust funds without jeopardizing your means-tested government benefits, like SSI or Medicaid.

Safe & Secure

Simple and prompt disbursement procedures so beneficiaries and their families can use the funds to meet the beneficiary's needs.

Value for Families

Protect and administer inherited money in a professional, caring, and cost-effective manner.

Donate today! Allies of The Arc of Texas help us:

  • Protect and enforce the civil rights of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)
  • Promote the expectation that Texans with IDD are valued members of the workforce
  • Ensure all Texas students with IDD have access to high-quality inclusive education
  • Focus on making meaningful change to enhance the lives of all Texans with IDD
  • and so much more!

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