EDUCATION IN AUSTIN
ARCIL, Inc. (Austin Resource Center for
ECI (Early Childhood Intervention)
DARS Inquiries line: (800) 628-5115
A division of the Texas Department of
Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, ECI
is a statewide program for families with
children, birth to three, with disabilities
and developmental delays. ECI supports
families to help their children reach their
potential through developmental services.
Services are provided by a variety of
local agencies and organizations across
First Call for Help
Comprehensive, confidential information
and referral program with a computerized
database of services for Travis County
GAFE (Grupo De Apoyo Para Familias
Advocacy and support services to
Spanish-speaking families. (512)
McBeth Recreation Center
Provides programs and recreation participation opportunities for children, teens,
and adults who have developmental
and/or physical challenges.
Assists with special education laws,
regulations and ARDs.
Disability Services ASAP (A Safety
Awareness Program) at SafePlace
Abuse prevention and education for
teachers, parents and students with
Texas Parent to Parent
512-458-8600 or (866) 896-6001
A statewide non-profit developed for
parents by parents: provides parent to
parent matches, support, information,
website, resources, newsletter, training.
WorkSource - Child Care Solutions
Assists with childcare funding for families
who are financially eligible and are
working, in school, or in training.
SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
Monthly payment and Medicaid; based on
family income and resources if child is under
age 18; based on individual if over 18.
NICHY (National Information Center
for Children and Youth w/ Disabilities)
Disability library and information on related
services; produces state resource sheet.
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Monthly magazine for parents and professional; National website includes resources
for parent to parent programs; information
and referral centers, disability library,
services, products and much more.
A global community that integrates
information, resources, disabilities library
and communication opportunities on the
NORD (National Organization
for Rare Disorders)
Information and referrals on rare dis-
(Mothers United for Moral Support)
National parent-to-parent network; provides
information and emotional support to parents
whose child has a rare disorder.
NIH (National Institute of Health)
Stephen Groft at the office of rare
diseases provides information on which
hospitals and physicians are doing
research or clinical trails on any disease.
(National Association for Mental Illness)
Provides information and training programs for caregivers of individuals with
mental health issues or brain disorders.
INTERNET RESOURCES FOR
The ARC of Texas
NICHCY (National Information Center
for Children and Youth with Disabilities)
TEA (Texas Education Agency) –
(See Educational Programs, then Special
State Regulations and