Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders Dual Diagnosis

Central Texas Autism Center’s Bridges Program offers specialized programming for ages 10 years through adulthood who are looking for the tools they need to achieve lifelong success.

Listserve for parents, caregivers of individuals with Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (dual diagnosis) - send an email to

DSACT awarded twelve member families stipends to attend the 2018 NDSC Convention in Dallas, TX. Here you will find the resources these families found most helpful.

Includes state scorecards for issues ranging from Medicaid waivers and state supports to supported employment, as well as nationwide and state data on a variety of issues pertinent to the disability community.

Peer presentations

Here you will find presentations appropriate for parents and students to present to their child’s class, to help classroom peers learn about Down syndrome.

Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas. Its mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society. Attorneys provide direct legal assistance to people with disabilities whose rights are threatened or violated and inform individuals and families about their rights.

The Arc of the Capital Area, a nonprofit organization, is committed to empowering Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through compassionate case management and innovative programs. The Arc of the Capital Area offers education and art programs, employment services, and family and juvenile transition services. It also publishes the IDEA Manual annually. The most recent 2018 guide can be found here.

Most staff at Partners Resource Network (PRN) are parents of individuals with disabilities. PRN helps parents to understand their child’s disability, their rights under IDEA, obtain and evaluate resources and services, and learn how to participate in planning for their child’s future. PRN offers individual assistance, workshops for parents and professionals, and printed resources.