Our mission is to provide services for people with disabilities so that they are able to lead self-directed lives and to educate the general public about disability-related topics in order to promote a barrier free community.

The contents of this website were developed, in part, under grants from the U.S.  Department of  Education (ED) and the Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The contents of this website do not, however, necessarily represent the policies of ED and DARS and you should not assume endorsement by either the federal or state government.

REACH receives a majority of its funding to operate the centers from grants from ED and DARS. REACH of Denton receives 100% of its funding ($218,232) from ED; REACH of Fort Worth receives 100% of its funding ($250,000) from DARS; REACH of Dallas receives 95% of its funding ($420,955) from ED and 5% ($24,559) from DARS; and REACH of Plano receives 100% of its funding ($250,000) from DARS.




Updated 5/24/17

Board Officers:

Julia Chalker, President,

Joyce Tepley, Vice President,

Patt Bourland, Secretary, 

Gordon Meredith, Treasurer, 

Board Members:

Margot Boles Dickey, Ph.D., 

Carla Forman, Board Member Emeritus,

Emilio Gandara, 

Sylvia Hodgins, 

Larry Hughes, 

Brooke Lewis,

Robert Petty, 

Joe Rivas,  

Jose Santos, 

David Saunders,

Abu Yilla, Ph.D.,

Emeritus Council Members:

Penny Acrey, 

Maria Bean, 

Pat Nehr, 

Barbara Nwaigbo.