Texas Autism Resources

Texas State Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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 STATE DEPARTMENT OF 
 EDUCATION:
Special Education Services.
 STATE VOCATIONAL
 Rehabilitation Agency.
 DEVELOPMENTAL 
 DISABILITIES
 Planning Council.
DISABILITY
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN 
ages 3 through 5.
 STATE VOCATIONAL
 Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
 Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
INFANTS EARLY
Intervention System.
DEPT. OF  MENTAL
HEALTH
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTSTraining and
Information Project.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
MENTAL HEALTH
Agency
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
STATE DPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Gene Lenz, Senior Director
Texas Education Agency 
Division of Special Education
1701 North Congress Avenue 
Austin, TX 78701-1494
(512) 463-9414 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Kathy Clayton, Coordinator
Special Education Programs
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494 
(512) 463-9414 

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Mary Elder, Executive Director 
Early Childhood Intervention Program 
4900 N. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751-2399
(512) 424-6754; (800) 250-2246 (Information & Referral)

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Vernon M. Arrell, Commissioner 
Texas Rehabilitation Commission 
4900 North Lamar, Room 7102 
Austin, TX 78751-2399
(512) 424-4001 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 

Ward N. McCain, Division Director 
Texas Education Agency 
1701 North Congress Avenue 
Austin, TX 78701 
(512) 463-9446; (512) 475-3575

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY 

Don Gilbert, Commissioner 
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
P.O. Box 12668, Capitol Station 
Austin, TX 78711-2668 
(512) 206-4588

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH 

Andres Guariguata, Director
Children’s Services
Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation
P.O. Box 12668 
Austin, TX 78711-2668 
(512) 206-4722

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Roger A. Webb, Executive Director 
Texas Planning Council for DD 
4900 North Lamar Blvd. 
Austin, TX 78751-2399
(512) 424-4080; (800) 262-0334
(512) 424-4099 (TTY)
E-mail: TXDDC@rehab.state.tx.us

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

James Comstock-Galagan, Executive Director
Advocacy, Inc. 
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 171-E 
Austin, TX 78757 
(512) 454-4816; (800) 252-9108 (In TX)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Judith Sokolow, CAP Coordinator 
Client Assistant Program 
Advocacy, Inc. 
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd., Ste. 171-E 
Austin, TX 78757 
(512) 454-4816 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Susan C. Penfield, Director
CSHCN Planning & Policy Development
Bureau of Children’s Health
TX Department of Health 
1100 West 49th Street 
Austin, TX 78756-3179
(512) 458-7355 

STATE AGENCY FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED 

Pat D. Westbrook, Executive Director 
Texas Commission for the Blind 
P.O. Box 12866 
Austin, TX 78711 
(512) 459-2500 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

David Myers, Executive Director
Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
P. O. Box 12904
Austin, TX 78711-2904
(512) 451-8494 (V/TTY)
E-mail: dmeyers@tcb.state.tx.us

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Gene Lenz, Senior Director
Special Education
Texas Education Agency 
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494 
(512) 463-9414 

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 587-3700
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
(216) 350-9595
(800) 487-2282 (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Texas
Plaza 290 Office Building, Suite 306
6633 East Highway 290
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 467-6872; (800) 392-0040 (In TX)

Cerebral Palsy 
Patty Anderson, Executive Director 
United Cerebral Palsy of Texas 
900 Congress Avenue, Suite 220 
Austin, TX 78701 
(512) 472-8696; (800) 798-1492 (in TX)

Epilepsy 
Donna Stahlhut, Executive Director 
Epilepsy Association of Houston/Gulf Coast 
2650 Fountain View, Suite 316
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 789-6295

Phyllis Arnold, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater North Texas
2906 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 823-8809; (800) 447-7778 (in TX only)
E-mail: epildal@gan.net

Betts Hoover, Executive Director
Easter Seal Epilepsy Services
2100 Circle Drive
Ft. Worth, TX 76119
(817) 536-8693

Sindi Rosales, Executive Director
The Epilepsy Association of San Antonio/South Texas
5430 Fredericksburg Rd., #508
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 308-9151

Learning Disabilities
Ann Robinson, Coordinator 
Learning Disabilities Association of TX
1011 West 3lst Street 
Austin, TX 78705 
(512) 458-8234; (800) 604-7500 (TX only) 
E-mail: LDAT@compuserve.com

Mental Health
Stella C. Mullins, President/CEO
Mental Health Association in Texas 
8401 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-3706 

TX Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
1000 E. 7th Street, Suite 208
Austin, TX 78702-3257 
(512) 474-2225; (800) 633-3760

Mental Retardation 
Mike Bright, Executive Director
The Arc of TX 
1600 W 38th St, #200 
Austin, TX 78731 
(512) 454-6694; (800) 252-9729 

Speech and Hearing 
TX Speech-Language-Hearing Association
1033 La Posada Drive, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78752-3880
(512) 452-4636

Spina Bifida 
Spina Bifida Association of Texas 
8537 LaPlaza Drive #6
Fort Worth, TX 76108
(817) 246-7884

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS 

Rebecca Rabinowitz, President
Easter Seal Society
4443 N. Josey
Carrollton, TX 75010
(972) 394-8900Patty Derr, Director
Parent Connection
1020 Riverwood Court
Conroe, TX 77304
(409) 756-8321

Texas Advocates Supporting Kids with Disabilities (TASK)
P.O. Box 162685
Austin, TX 78716
(512) 310-2102 (V or Fax)
E-mail: ASKTASK@aol.com

Nancy Epstein, Director
Disability Policy Consortium
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 171-E
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-4816

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Penny Seay, Executive Director
Texas UAP for Developmental Disabilities
University of Texas at Austin
SZB 252/D5100
Austin, TX 78712-1290
(512) 471-7621; (800) 828-7839; (512) 471-1844 (TTY)

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Susanne Elrod, Project Director
Texas Assistive Technology Partnership
Texas UAP for Developmental Disabilities
University of Texas at Austin
SZB 252/D5100
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 471-7621; (512) 471-1844 (TTY)
(800) 828-7839

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS

Janice and Michael Meyer, Co-Directors
Partners Resource Network, Inc.
1090 Longfellow Drive, Suite B
Beaumont, TX 77706-4819
(409) 898-4684; (800) 866-4726 (In TX)
E-mail:  path@partnerstx.org
URL:  www.PartnersTx.orgAgnes A. Johnson
Grassroots Consortium
6202 Belmark
P.O. Box 61628
Houston, TX 77208-1628
(713) 643-9576
E-mail: SpecKids@aol.com

Yvette Hinojosa
Project PODER
1017 N. Main Avenue, Suite 207
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 222-2637; (800) 682-9747 (in TX only)
E-mail: poder@world-net.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 

Gail McAda, President
408 West 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701-2199
(512) 476-6769; (800) 825-5782

 



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Texas State Info and Services
Texas Health and Human Services System
Texas Department of Health
Texas State and Local Government
Young Audiences of Houston
Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Girlstown, USA
The Carver Community Cultural Center
Texas Nonprofit Theaters, Inc.
Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas
Sheltering Services
Housing and Community AffairsCivil Liberties
Greater Austin Right to Life
Peacable Texans for Firearms RightsLegal Assistance
Child Advocates
ACLU of Texas-Dallas ChapterConsumer Protection
Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston
Better Business Bureau Serving Ark-La-Tex
CCCS of the Gulf Coast Area, Inc.
Texas Coalition For Competitive ElectricityCrime
Texans For Equal JusticeDisaster Relief
Search One-Rescue TeamFamily and Parenting
Aim for Success
American Family Association of Texas
Fort Worth Crisis Pregnancy Center
Hope Cottage
Interracial Family and Social Alliance of Dallas/Ft. Worth
La Leche League of San Angelo, Texas
Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast TexasPeace and Conflict Resolution
Dallas Peace Center
Disability Information
Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation
Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Abilities Exchange Houston
Arc of Austin
Attention Deficit Disorders Association-Southern Region
Center for Computer Assistance to the Disabled (C-CAD)
Project Inspire
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
Fort Worth Mid Cities Autism Society
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Goodwill of East Texas, Inc.
Hurst-Euless-Bedford Special Olympics
San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS)
Texas Adaptive Aquatics
Texas Lions Camp
Texas Special Olympics
United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.
Briarwood School Health
Any Baby Can
Children’s Mental Health Partnership
Eagle Crest Therapeutic Center, Inc
Easter Seals
Endometriosis Association Houston Support Group
Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
La Leche League of Longview
Leukemia Society of America North Texas Chapter
North Texas Breast Cancer Foundation and Coalition
North Texas Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America
Outrage
Piney Woods Area Health Education Center
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
Seton Northwest Hospital Auxiliary
Texas Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Turner’s Syndrome Society
WAM Foundation
Yellow Rose Foundation
Job Training and Workplace
Bryan SCORE
Fort Worth SCORE
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of CommerceComputers and Technology
Computer Literacy for the Homeless
Computers for Kids
CRECER
Houston Advanced Research Center
Houston READ CommissionEducation
A.D.D. Treatment and Research Center
The Arc
Daybreakers Toastmasters
Friends of Literacy
Galveston County Literacy Council
Houston Education Resource Network (HERN)
Houston READ Commission
Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc.
Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
Learning Disabilities Association Richardson Chapter
Magnet Schools of Texas
R & D Synergy Center
Texas Literacy Resource Center
Texas PTACommunity Service (Volunteering)
Carrollton Evening Lions Club
Common Cause Texas
Houston Junior Forum
Houston Proud
Kiwanis Club of Allen
Rice Community Involvement Center
Rotary – District 5810
Volunteer Center of Collin County
Volunteer Center of Dallas County
Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Volunteer Opportunities in El Paso
Children and Youth
Children’s Trust Fund of Texas Council 
Big Brothers and Sisters of Metropolitan Dallas
CASA – Texas
Child Advocates
Covenant House Texas
Crusty Network
Hendrick Home for Children
Kids, Incorporated
Kidd’s Kids
Lone Star Council of Camp Fire
Lone Star Girl Scout Council
Medina Children’s Home
Park Cities YMCA
Project PHASE
Rainbow Days, Inc.
Star Ranch
Stone Institute for Challenged Adolescents (SICA)
Texas Baptist Children’s Home
Texas Rainbow Girls, 159
Travis County Children’s Advocacy Center
YMCA of the Greater Houston Area
YMCA of Metroplitan Dallas
YWCA El Paso
Youth for TommorrowHomelessness and Housing
Human Services
Austin Habitat for Humanity
Bay Area Habitat for Humanity – Houston
Christmas in April San Antonio
Computer Literacy for the Homeless
Covenant House Texas
Crusty Network
David Robinson Foundation
Denton Habitat for Humanity
Downtown Women’s Center
Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County
San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry
Texas Homeless Network
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse
Compassionate Friends
Crisis Intervention of Houston, Inc.
Fort Worth DARE
Houston’s Aid in Neonatal Death
Plano Group of Alcoholics Anonymous
Sidelines of North Central Texas
TAASA (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault) Texans’ War on Drugs
Women In Transition
Hunger and Poverty
Entity Mission
Meals on Wheels of Fort Worth
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
PATH (People Attempting To Help)
RESULTS – Austin

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