parents, and advocates for policy
creation in an attempt to improve the lives
of disabled people. They have great
resources for parents, adults with
disabilities, and educators.
NICHY (National Information Center
for Children and Youth w/ Disabilities)
NICHY is a list of various resources for
people with disabilities and their families.
The site provides links to various
education, learning disability, and mental
NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH is part of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services and shares
information on new developments and
studies regarding mental and physical
health, as well as which hospitals and
physicians are doing research or clinical
trials on any disease.
NORD (National Organization for
NORD provides information and
resources for patients, families, other
organizations, and medical professionals
regarding rare disorders. They also
advocate for consistent and fair
government policies and support
Social Security Supplemental
The Social Security Administration
provides certain benefits to disabled
adults and children who have limited
income sources. Give them a call or
check out their website to find out how
you can get these benefits.
While located in Wisconsin, the
Waisman Center is an excellent
resource for staying up to date on the
latest research on developmental
disabilities and neurodegenerative
EDUCATION IN AUSTIN
Behavioral Innovations helps autistic people of all ages
become more independent and function in society with a
sense of dignity and self worth.
Central Texas Autism Center
The CTAC creates a nurturing environment where children with
autism can thrive and learn using individualized therapy to
develop behavior, language, and speech skills.
Explore Autism offers behavior therapy, autism consulting,
and treatment plans for all autism spectrum disorders. They
also help educate parents and professionals about various
forms of autism and how to best support their child’s
First Leap features social learning groups where children can
learn behavioral and communications skills with others who
face the same challenges. First Leap also offers ABA therapy,
parent training, and evaluation and assessment.
OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL, AND SPEECH THERAPY
PACED teaches children a variety of functional skills, including
communication, social, education, academic, and daily living
skills, as well as making necessary environmental changes to
decrease challenging behavior.
Achieve Pediatric Therapy and Rehab
Achieve assists children with a variety of disabilities with
occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to help
children become more independent in daily living. They also
educate families on how to best help their child achieve their
From The Heart Therapy Services
From The Heart offers occupational, speech, and physical
therapy services to assist children with a variety of challenges.
Therapy is designed to help children develop critical skills in
their development, such as fine motor coordination, interaction
and communication, and cognitive skills.
Red Wagon Children’s Therapy
Red Wagon features a child- and family-centered approach
to occupational and speech therapy. Therapy is delivered
in an individualized program designed to meet your child’s