|(a) DARS is the principal authority in the state on
matters relating to rehabilitation of people with disabilities. All
other state agencies engaged in rehabilitation activities and related
services to people must coordinate those activities and services with
(b) The State of Texas provides rehabilitation and
related services to eligible people with disabilities so that they
may prepare for and engage in a gainful occupation or achieve maximum
personal independence for the person.
(c) DARS provides services subject to the availability
of funds in accordance with the state plans required by federal law
and regulation, policies established by DARS, and contracts with the
providers of such services.
(d) Under operational policies established by DARS,
the commissioner is responsible for the administration, supervision,
planning, and direction of all rehabilitation service programs.
(e) Any person who believes that he or she is eligible
for rehabilitation services may contact any DARS office or employee