Mission

The mission of DARS is to work in partnership with Texans with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society.

Vision

The DARS vision is a Texas where people with disabilities and families with children who have developmental delays enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to pursue independent and productive lives.

Guiding Principles

We will deliver quality services in innovative and creative ways, individually suited to our consumers' needs, and delivered with respect and courtesy.

Stakeholders, consumers, staff members and service providers will have meaningful opportunities to provide input on agency policies and services.

We will celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes — as one team.

We will promote efficiency, effectiveness and quality service delivery by building a program support system that aligns with the DARS mission.

We will create and maintain a work environment characterized by respect, trust and open communication between staff and management.