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D.A.R.S. Vision is:" A Texas where people with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to pursue independent and productive lives."
D.A.R.S. Mission is: "To work in partnership with Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society."
About the agency
The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging and who have cognitive and physical disabilities. DADS also licenses and regulates providers of these services, and administers the state’s guardianship program. DADS began formal operations on Sept. 1, 2004.
DADS organizational structure
DADS is under the leadership of a commissioner who is appointed by the executive commissioner for the Health and Human Services Commission with the approval of the governor.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members—veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
Paralyzed Veterans will use that expertise to be the leading advocate for:• Quality health care for our members,
• Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction,
• Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service,
• Civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.
We are the only Congressionally chartered veterans organization dedicated solely to serving the needs of SCI/SCD veterans.
To lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through
global, cutting-edge research, and to empower
people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their
families to live fuller lives by providing them
with compassionate care and support.
In the quest to create a world without ALS, our vision is to care for and support all people living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease as we leave no stone unturned in our relentless search for a cure.
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
Founded in 1948, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly-injured people each day.
At NSCIA, we educate and empower survivors of spinal cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment. We fulfill this mission by providing an innovative Peer Support Network and by raising awareness about spinal cord injury and disease through education. Our education programs are developed to address information and issues important to our constituency, policy makers, the general public, and the media, and including injury prevention, improvements in medical, rehabilitative and supportive services, research and public policy formulation.
Manufacturer Mobility Programs
Up to $1200 is avaiable to help pay for the cost of vehicle modifications from the manufacturers. Ask your local dealer or visit their websites.
Mobility Plus modifications are eligible for reimbursement under the terms of the various mobility programs offered by GM, Ford, Dodge/Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Lexus just to name a few. The informatin follows below. These programs were established to provide cash reimbursements to people with disabilities and their families for the installation of adaptive equipment on their new vehicle purchase or lease.
Car Manufacturer Reimbursement Programs
General Motors GM Mobility Program
Phone: (800) 323-9935 / (800) 833-9935 (TTY users)
GM Mobility Assistance Center
100 Renaissance Center
P.O. Box 100
Detroit, MI 48265-1000
Ford Mobility Motoring Program
P.O. Box 529
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
Phone: (800) 952-2248 / (800) 833-0312 (TTY users)
Honda Mobility Program
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Automobile Customer Service
P.O. Box 2964
Torrance, CA 90509-2964
Dodge / Chrysler Automobility Program
P.O. Box 5080
Troy, MI 48007-5080
Phone: (800) 255-9877 / (800) 922-3826 (TTY users)
Toyota Mobility Program
Toyota Customer Assistance Center
Mail Drop WC10
19001 South Western Avenue
Torrance, CA 90509-2714
Phone: (800) 331-4331 / (800) 443-4999 (TTY users)
Lexus Mobility Program
Lexus Customer Satisfaction
19001 South Western Avenue
Mail Drop L203
Torrance, CA 90509-2991
Phone: (800) 255-3987 / (800) 443-4999 (TTY users)
Subaru Mobil-it-Ease Program
Volkswagen Mobility Access Program
P.O. Box 214378
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-9975
Phone: (800) 822-8987
Volvo Mobility Assistance Program
Phone: (800) 803-5222 / (800) 833-0312 (TTY users)
Mobility Plus also offers "Protection Plus" Extended Warranty for Your Adaptive Conversion.
VEHICLE SALES TAX EXEMPTION:
In Texas any New or Used vehicle being modified with any Orthopedic Equipment for a driver or passenger is Sales Tax Exempt. That's a savings of 6.25% here is Texas. To qualify for that tax exemption all you need the completed Texas Motor Vehicle Orthopedically Handicapped Exemption Certificate (form 14-318) by both buyer and practitioner of healing arts and a restricted Texas drivers license. This includes but is not limited to assistance in entering and exiting the vehicle, loading and unloading a wheelchair or scooter, and any driving aids required to assist a driver. See the "State of Texas Controller of Public Accounts Motor Vehicle Sales Tax" Rule 3.84 Exemption for Orthopedically Handicapped Person.
See: (b) Vehicles exempted. A motor vehicle is exempt from sales and use tax if:
(1) it has been or will be specifically modified for operation by, or for the transportation of, a person who is orthopedically handicapped at the time of purchase; and
(2) is primarily driven by, or primarily used for the transportation of, an orthopedically handicapped person.
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Accelerator, Mini Van, Mini Vans, Lowered Floor Mini Van, Wheelchair Accessible Mini Van, Rear Entry Mini Van, Platform Lift, Scooter Lifts, Wheelchair Lifts, Automatic Door Operators, Automatic Door Openers, Remote Entry, Remote Start, Hand Brake, Park Brake Extension, Electric Park Brake, Quad Key Holder, Electronic Shift, Left Foot Accelerators, Raised Roof, Raised Doors, Stair Lifts, Lift Chairs, Vehicle Modifications, Special Needs, Lift Vans.