Resources for AISD Families of Children with Disabilities
AISD Special Education Resource kit
Compiled by the Parent and School Support Team (FASST)
Autism Resource Guide
Resources Every Parent Should Know About!
¡Información sobre Recursos que todo padre debe tener!
Summer 2013 Camp Guide for Children with Special Needs
Verano 2013 Guía de campamentos para niños con necesidades especiales
There are 2 waiting lists you should get on now for
services that will make a big difference later: CLASS (877-438-5658)
and MRLA (483-5800). These services provide funding for therapies,
assisted/supported living, home modifications, nursing, and more.
Waiting lists are years long—sign up now.
Compiled by the Family and School Support Team (FASST) 414-5834
Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC)
Linkages to other services and wait lists, respite, in-home and
family support, case-management.
(512) 472-4357 http://www.integralcare.org/
Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Department of Health - provides case management and supports family-centered,
community based strategies for improving quality of life for children
with special health care needs.
(800) 252-8023 http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn/default.shtm
Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP)
Department of Human Services- provides a variety of services. Waiting
(877) 438-5658 http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/faqs-fact/mdcp.html
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Monthly payment and/or Medicaid; dependent on income and disability.
Austin/Travis County (512) 206-3700 or Toll Free (800) 772-1213 www.ssa.gov/disability/
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Advocacy for Texans who are deaf or hard of hearing (all ages). Services and programs for Texans who are blind or visually impaired
(all ages), including transition services (ages 13-22). Assistance in vocational rehabilitation and job counseling for Texans with
disabilities (all ages).
DARS Inquiries line: (512) 424-4000 or (800) 628-5115 www.dars.state.tx.us
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Family Support Cooperative Meetings
The Family Support Cooperative is a collaborative consortium that consists of Austin Independent
School District, Austin Travis County Integral Care, The Arc of the Capital Area, Easter Seals
Central Texas and NAMI Austin. The Family Support Cooperative provides meetings for families of
children with special needs. We meet at Eastside Memorial High School, Rosedale School & various
Austin ISD campus sites 6 times yearly during the fall and spring semesters from 6:30 to 8:00 pm,
with free dinner and childcare starting at 6:00 pm.
(512) 414-5834 www.eparentsupport.org
Family and School Support Team (FASST)
Referral information, problem-solving between schools and families,
help with transitions, community supports information.
Arc of the Capital Area
Respite, parent-to-parent matches, food and clothing pantry, case-management, Information & Referral Services,
Juvenile Justice, Respite Care, Academic Coaching, Low-Cost Guardianship, Art Studio.
(512) 476-7044 http://www.arcofthecapitalarea.org/
Austin Resource Center for Independent
Living (ARCIL, Inc.)
A non-profit that provides support, advocacy, independent living skills training, information/referral,
peer counseling, transition services, SSI/SSDI support, Home by Choice Project and more.
(512) 832-6349 http://www.arcil.com/
Autism Society of Greater Austin
Monthly meetings, education and training, support.
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
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 Texas. A division of the Texas Department of Assistive and
DARS Inquiries line: (800) 628-5115 www.dars.state.tx.us
211 Texas (formerly First Call for Help)
2-1-1 Texas, formerly First Call for Help, is the new abbreviated dialing code for free, bilingual information
and referrals to health and human services and community organizations. 2-1-1 links individuals and families to
services provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies in their community.
McBeth Recreation Center
Provides programs and recreation participation opportunities for
children, teens, and adults who have developmental and/or physical
challenges. (512) 974-9011 http://www.austintexas.gov/department/danny-g-mcbeth-recreation-center
An Austin affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness that is dedicated to improving the lives not just of individuals
with mental illness, but of the entire family. Classes, support groups, advocacy.
(512) 420-9810 email@example.com www.namiaustin.org
Partners Resource Network (PRN)
The PTI Projects are: PATH, PEN, and TEAM. Provides training, education, information, referral, emotional support, and individual
assistance in obtaining appropriate services. 800-866-4726
Pat Alvarez (512) 944-2104 http://www.partnerstx.org/
SAFEPlace-Disability Services ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program)
Abuse prevention and education for teachers, parents and students
Texas Parent to Parent
A statewide non-profit developed for parents by parents: provides
parent to parent matches, support, information, website, resources,
(512) 458-8600 or (866) 896-6001 http://www.txp2p.org/
The Arc of Texas
The Arc of Texas is affiliated with the Arc of the United States and has 48 chapters in Texas working to provide additional
supports and services to families throughout the State. Master Pooled Trust, Texas Microboard Collaboration
800-252-9729 512-454-6484 www.thearcoftexas.org
WorkForce - Child Care Services
helps eligible low- to moderate-income families afford the cost of quality child care services in Travis County.
(512) 454-9675 http://www.wfscapitalarea.com/index.php
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National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth w/ Disabilities (NICHY)
Disability library and information on related services; produces
state resource sheet
(800) 695-0285 http://www.nichy.org
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
A global community that integrates information, resources, disabilities
library and communication opportunities on the internet.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
Information and referrals on rare disorders
Mothers United for Moral Support (MUMS)
National parent to parent network which provides information and
emotional support to parents whose child has a rare disorder
(909) 336-5333 www.netnet.net/mums/
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Health information, clinical trials information, Office of Rare Diseases and much more.
National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI)
Provides information and training programs for caregivers of individuals
with mental health issues or brain disorders.
(800) 950-6264 www.nami.org
TEA (Texas Education Agency), Special Education:
State regulations and Commissioner’s Rules:
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