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Mission Statement

The DADS mission is to provide a comprehensive array of aging and disability services, supports, and opportunities that are easily accessed in local communities.

Our key responsibilities to the citizens of Texas include:

  • Working in partnership with consumers, caregivers, service providers, and other stakeholders
  • Developing and improving service options that are responsive to individual needs and preferences
  • Ensuring and protecting self-determination, consumer rights, and safety

Description

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) was created to administer long-term services and supports for people who are aging as well as for people with intellectual 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.

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http://www.dads.state.tx.us/

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