The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities and children who have developmental delays enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.
The Department has four program areas:
- Rehabilitation Services
- Blind Services
- Early Childhood Intervention Services
- Disability Determination Services
Through these program areas, DARS provides services that help Texans with disabilities find jobs through vocational rehabilitation and ensure that Texans with disabilities live independently in their communities. We also work with families to help children with disabilities and developmental delays reach their full potential.
The 2008 Annual Report is a comprehensive resource for readers who want to know about DARS operations. The report features descriptions of each of our programs and introduces readers to some of the consumers who have benefited from those programs. It also includes statistics on DARS employees, brief biographies of the Department's executive management team, and information on the Department's advisory councils and committees.
It is a fundamental value of DARS to listen, to learn, and to be responsive to our stakeholders and our consumers in an ongoing effort to make programs and services even better.
If you have suggestions or comments about DARS, please call the Inquiries Unit at 1-800-628-5115, or email: DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us. If you have comments about the 2008 Annual Report, please email: email@example.com.