Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

 To be eligible two things must be true:
• your disability must keep you from being able to work
• DARS must conclude that you have the potential to get and keep a job after receiving services from them.

Harris Center (Formerly MHMR for Harris County)
Gulf Coast Center (Formerly MHMR for Galveston County)

This organization has services divided by counties. If you live in Harris County, your services may differ from Galveston or Brazoria Counties. Services are divided into Mental Health and Mental Retardation services. Autism and ADHD fall under metal retardation. 

To be eligible you must be:
A child or adolescent between 3 and 17 currently residing in the county with a diagnosis of mental illness exhibiting serious emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders who:
• has serious functional impairment at home, school, or in the community,
• is at risk of losing current living situation of choice,
• is enrolled in a school system’s special education program because of serious emotional disturbance or,
• has experienced multiple hospitalizations or is at imminent risk for hospitalization.

Addresses for MHMRA:
Harris County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA)
Eligibility Determination Unit
7011 SW Freeway
Houston, TX 77074

Access Center 

a) Harris County MR Services 713-970-7638
b) Home and Community Based Services (HCS) 713-970-7799
c) Transition Resources 713-970-3422
d) Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) 713-970-4900

MHMR of Galveston/Brazoria Counties
Gulf Coast Center
4444 West Main Street
League City, TX 77573

MR Services under Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

MR Services 281-585-7446 (Autism and ADHD falls under MR services)

MH Services under Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

MH Services 281-585-7434



Texas Transition and Employment Guide Online

The online Transition and Employment Guide is located on the Transition in Texas website from Region 11. To use the guide, click on this link:

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