Right after World War II, the oldest organization in the state of Texas came into being: The Harris County Committee for the Employment of Disabled Persons. Its main goal at that time was to help our veterans, many of whom were disabled, find jobs.

In 1991, in keeping with similar committees around the country, we changed our name to the Houston Mayor's Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities.

Now there are Governor's Committees in many states, and even a President's Committee (now the Office of Disability Employment Policy).