Our most vulnerable Texans...
Need ALL options...
That includes residential care...
And community-based care...
Let's do our PART
Choices for a Lifetime Options for All
PART is a statewide volunteer organization, founded in 1974, comprised of families of people with Mental Retardation or Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD). We have no paid staff, and are dedicated to securing, maintaining, and improving the full continuum of educational and residential placement options for everyone in Texas with all levels of MR/DD.
News and Articles
Currently, pharmacy services at the State Supported Living Centers SSLCs are provided onsite to the physicians and dentists to write prescriptions for our residents. The onsite pharmacy is crucial to the success of the campus infirmaries. Medications can be quickly...read more
Is There a Lesson to be Learned for Texas as Disability Rights Groups Push Toward Pushing the IDD Population into Lightly Regulated Group Homes? Michael J. Berens, Chicago Tribune Despite Illinois’ promise to reform troubled group homes for disabled adults,...read more
Message from the President
SSLC Closure Bill Filed By Rep. Stephanie Klick
Once again – just when you thought it was safe to go into the water – Rep. Stephanie Klick R- Ft Worth files HB 3080 – an SSLC closure bill that targets Austin SSLC and then creates a pathway to other closures.
Obviously, we have fought this battle before and probably will again. The good news is that there is no Senate bill this time around – and the bill filing deadline has passed. Sen. Chuy Hinojosa chose not to file a closure bill this session like he has in the past.
Mary Elizabeth Butt Educational Fund Mary Elizabeth Butt was a prominent Texas philanthropist and wife of HEB Grocery Company founder Howard Edward Butt Sr. We honor her lifetime legacy for her advocacy work in the world of developmental disabilities. The tax deductible fund is established to educate policymakers, clinicians, the media and the public of the need for a comprehensive system that includes residential care for our most vulnerable Texans.