The stated purpose of the Mayor’s Committee for Disabled Persons is “to encourage, assist and enable persons with disabilities to participate in the social and economic life of the City”.
Some disability payments are free of income tax and there are special deductions and tax credits available to disabled people and their caregivers.
Anyone can be at risk for suicide but for the disabled life can be particularly challenging. Suicide prevention begins with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously.
Accessible Housing Austin! is a nonprofit founded in 2005 by a group of advocates who recognized the critical need for affordable housing for people with disabilities.