RISE Center’s Plan of Action Concerning COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Because of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus Pandemic, RISE CIL staff is working remotely effective noon, March 16. Our offices are closed and we will limit contact with consumers to phone calls, so please do not hesitate to contact us at 409-832-2599 (TTY) and leave a message. A staff member will return your call within 2 business days.


We are setting up protocols to maintain as much contact as feasible with consumers. More information will be forthcoming.

Office Closure

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In lieu of the National Day of Mourning for Former President George H. W. Bush, RISE Center will be closed tomorrow, December 5, 2018 to honor the life and accomplishments of the former president. We will resume normal business hours Thursday, December 6th at 8 am.

Former President George H.W. Bush passed away last Friday. In 1990, Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life.

In this article shared by Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Lex Frieden is interviewed about Bush’s role in passing the law. Frieden, a professor at UTHealth and former director of theNational Council on Disability, is considered one of the architects of the ADA.

Attached below is the link:

President Bush Signed American with Disabilities Act

RISE Center Closure Due to Travel Impact from Inclement Weather

Due to the travel impact from inclement weather, Wednesday,  January 17, 2018, RISE Center will be closed. RISE staff will resume normal business hours Thursday,  January 18, 2018, at 8:00 am.

Office Closure Due to Inclement Weather

Due to the likelihood of inclement weather, Tuesday, January 16, 2018, RISE Center will be closed. RISE staff will resume normal business hours Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 8:00 am.

Happy Holidays from the Staff at RISE!

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RISE Center 

will be closed

Monday, December 18, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018

for the holiday season

Office staff will resume normal business hours

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8 am.

Happy Holidays!

RISE Will Close in Observance of the Easter Holiday

RISE Center will be closed, Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of the Easter holiday. The center will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.