Comprehensive needs assessment of Texans with disabilities.

In partnership with DARS,  researchers at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a comprehensive needs assessment for Texans with disabilities in 2014. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended calls for periodic comprehensive statewide needs assessments that will result in recommendations to the goals, priorities, and strategies of the state plan that DARS is required to produce annually.

The results of this needs assessment are detailed in this full report. The study identified individuals with mental illness, veterans, youth and students transitioning from school to employment as underserved populations.


Schwab, J., Faulkner, M., Scott,J., Gerlach, B. & Eisenbaum,E. (2014). comprehensive-needs-assessment-of-texans-with-disabilities Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin