rehabilitation and job counseling for
Texans with disabilities (all ages).
Texas Parent to Parent
512-458-8600 or 866-896-6001
Texas Parent to Parent is a statewide non-profit organization developed for parents
by parents. It provides parent-to-parent
matches, support, information, website,
resources, a newsletter, training.
Easter Seals Disability Services
Easter Seals is one of the oldest
organizations helping disabled persons
and persons with special needs. They
provide education, advocacy, outreach,
and exceptional services to the disabled
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Exceptional Parent is a monthly magazine
for parents and professional caretakers of
people with special needs. The national
website includes resources for parent to
parent programs, information and referral
centers, a disability library, services,
products and much more.
(Mothers United for Moral Support)
Once a national parent-to-parent network,
MUMS now provides information and
emotional support to parents whose child
has a rare (or not so rare) disorder.
NAMI (National Association for
NAMI provides information and training
programs for caregivers of individuals
with mental health issues or brain
disorders, as well as the opportunity to
connect with others.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
NCLD enables young adults, empowers
EDUCATION IN AUSTIN
Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)
programs are available in every school district in Austin and
are completely free. PPCD programs assist children ages 3-5
in preparing for further education. Below are some great
PPCD programs in the Austin area.
Austin Independent School District
Lake Travis Independent School District
Leander Independent School District
Austin Psychology & Assessment Center
The APA center specializes in diagnosing autism spectrum
disorders and learning disabilities in children, teens, and
adults. The center offers both individual and group therapy,
educational support, and life coaching as well.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
ABA AND VB
CARD offers individualized, comprehensive, and cutting edge
diagnosis, therapy, and recover programs for children and
adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior centers can
assist autistic children in overcoming the behavioral challenges that
accompany autism spectrum disorders. Below are just a few of
those located in the Austin area. A more complete list of centers in
Texas can be found at www.autismspeaks.org/resource-guide/by-
ABA Today offers assessment, treatment, and social skills
training to assist families in the Austin and Travis County
Short for Autism Spectrum Instructional Resources, ASpIRe
offers a variety of services for educational and behavioral
assistance for children with developmental disabilities, many
of which are home-based therapy programs.
AUTISM RESOURCES IN CENTRAL TEXAS