ADAPT of Texas is a grassroots disability rights group.  With the cry “We Will Ride!” ADAPT of Texas started in 1985 with the fight for lifts on buses. In 2006 we had our state 21st Anniversary, and in 2008 our national 25th Anniversary.  ADAPT’s advocacy led to Capital Metro becoming the first fully accessible mainline transit system in Texas.  Since the 1990 passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, ADAPT has turned our main focus to community attendant services.  Our new mottos are: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes” and “Free Our People.”  We tackle other issues as well:

  • Access and the ADA
  • Affordable, accessible, integrated housing
  • Attendant services
  • Better wages & benefits for attendants
  • Curb cuts and community access
  • Transportation (buses, taxis, Greyhound…)
  • And More

Dallas TX

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