Special Needs Resources

The Arc of Greater Houston
The Arc is a non-profit organization formed nationally in 1950 to advocate for the inclusion of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in all aspects of society and is established at the national, state and local levels.

Attention Deficit Disorders Association-Southern Region (ADDA-SR)
Assists parents and students with ADHD.

Autism Society of America
Improving the lives of all affected by autism.

Bay Area Rehabilitation Center – ECI Program
Early Childhood Intervention services in the Baytown, Texas area, for children from birth to age three. The services are provided in the natural environment of the child according to the child's individual needs.

Brain Injury Association of Texas
The Brain Injury Association of Texas, chartered as a non-profit public service organization, strives to meet the urgent need to develop programs for public awareness and education, to support research and rehabilitation and to provide family guidance.

Brave Kids
Find medical information and resources for children with special needs, chronic illness and disabilities such as: autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, ADHD, ADD and more.

The Center for Hearing and Speech
Assists deaf and hard-of-hearing children with education and the ability to listen and talk.

Children’s Assessment Center
Treatment of sexually abused children and their families.

Down Syndrome Association of Houston
Portal for Down Syndrome-related resources and links

Early Childhood Intervention Referral
Works in partnership with families with children who have developmental delays to improve the quality of their lives and to enable their full participation in society. For children from birth through age three. ECI Care Line: 1-800-250-2246.

Easter Seals of Greater Houston
A non-profit corporation established to provide services to individuals and families with cerebral palsy and all other disabilities.

Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas
Information and referral, community education and outreach.

Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults (TRIAD Prevention Program)
A consortium of three county agencies (Protective Services for Children and Adults, Juvenile Probation and Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority) working together to coordinate their resources to serve youth at-risk.

Lighthouse of Houston
Support for children with vision issues.

Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Promotes mental health and to improve the care and treatment of persons living with mental illness through education and advocacy.

Helps improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
Provides a host of resources on mental health, social and emotional development

National Institute of Mental Health
Focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

Special Education-Region IV Education Service Center
Resource for a variety of special-education services and tools.

Texas Department of Health-Public Health Region 6/5 South
Children with health care needs and medically needy program.

Texas Department of Insurance
The latest information on insurance in Texas.