ARC of the Capital Area
ARC of the Capital Area is a local
chapter of The ARC, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to providing
independence and choice to people
with developmental disabilities. They
offer respite, parent-to-parent matches,
basic needs and crisis assistance
services, case-management, and other
Association For Neurologically
The AFNIC trains parents and educators on how to handle the behavioral
challenges that can accompany disabled
children and empower them to be
successful advocates for their children.
Austin Resource Center for
ARCIL provides advocacy and referrals
to people with disabilities of all ages and
independent living skills, and transition
assistance for teens ( 14 and up).
Austin Travis County Integral Care
As part of the Behavioral Health &
Developmental Disabilities Services,
Integral Care links families to other
support services and wait lists, respite,
in-home and family support, and
Both of these services provide funding
for therapies, assisted/supported living,
home modifications, nursing, and more.
Waiting lists are years long, so parents
should sign up as soon as possible.
Disability Services ASAP (A Safety
Awareness Program) at SafePlace
Safe Place is an abuse prevention and
education organization. They have
great resources for helping teachers,
parents, and students with disabilities to
identify and end abuse of people with
Easter Seals Central Texas
This is the local office of the national
organization Easter Seals, which offers
education and advocacy services for
people with disabilities.
Family Support Cooperative/Parent &
School Support Team – AISD
The Austin Independent School
District’s Parent Engagement & Support
hosts regular informational meetings
during the AISD school semester at
Rosedale School. It includes free pizza,
free childcare, and sibling activities.
They also provide referral information,
problem-solving between schools and
families, and help with transitions.
Grupo De Apoyo Para Familias Especiales
GAFE provides advocacy and support
services to Spanish-speaking families.
McBeth Recreation Center