Resources for Siblings

 More recommending reading for siblings can be found here.

Local Resources

Local resources may also be available statewide, see each web site for more information.

Early Childhood Intervention

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program for families with children, birth to 3 years of age, with disabilities or developmental delay. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. 

Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can and Family Resource Center is dedicated to ensure that children reach their potential through education, therapy and family support services. They serve children from birth to 18 years of age. 

Easter Seals of Central Texas

Easter Seals of Central Texas creates solutions and changes lives of children and adults with disabilities and those who care for them. 

The Rosedale School

The Rosedale School for AISD Families and Children with Disabilities has helpful resources for information on funding and services, including waiting lists for special services. 

Texas Parent to Parent

Texas Parent to Parent (TX p2p) Provides support and information to families of children with disabilities, chronic illness and other special heal care needs. 


Texas Resources

Texas Project First

Texas Project First is a natural extension of Family to Family’s mission, which is to help families of children with disabilities by providing information, training, referral and support. 

Texas Education Agency: Special Education in Texas

This web page is to provide interested stakeholders (parents, school personnel, advocates, etc.) with timely guidance on the provision of special education services in Texas. Guidance may take the form of links to State Resources or short responses to commonly asked questions. See the web site for more information.

Down Home Ranch

Down Home Ranch is a country place for kids and adults with special needs. The mission of Down Home Ranch is to build a rural, self-reliant community for adults with mental retardation, offering training, housing, recreation, and dignified employment, as well as opportunities for growth in mind, body, and spirit. 


Marbridge provides a unique spectrum of residential care, education, and training for adults with various cognitive challenges. Our unique Abilities Centered Training program was designed and developed by Marbridge to serve our residents. The program helps residents set their own goals, make their own choices, and achieve their full potential. 

Partners Resource Network

Partners Resource Network (PRN) is a non-profit agency that operates the statewide network of federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI’s) in Texas. The PTI Projects are: PATH, PEN, and TEAM. The programs and services of PRN are based on the concept of parents helping parents. Our mission is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals. 

Region XIII

Region XIII Education Service Center (For Educators) is one of twenty service centers that serve the Texas educational needs. We are a non-regulatory agency; our relationship with school districts is collaborative and supportive. Our purpose is to aid teachers and administrators in their role as educators of our children. We serve as a liaison between the Texas Education Agency and the local schools districts and the schools they serve by disseminating information, conducting training and consultation for both federal and state programs.


National Resources

Disability is Natural

The Disability is Natural web site is brought to you by BraveHeart Press, the family-owned business of Kathie Snow. The mission of this site is to encourage new ways of thinking about disability and to help create a society in which all people are valued and included. 

Community Options, Inc.

“Helping to Empower People with Disabilities”- Community Options is committed to helping employers realize the true value of employing people with disabilities.

Down Syndrome Patient Registry

In September, 2013, the National Institutes of Health announced the launch of DS-Connect, a new national Down syndrome patient registry. DS-Connect allow people with Down syndrome and their family members, researchers, and parent and support groups to share information and health history in a safe, confidential, online database. DS-Connect will also provide access to general information about Down syndrome, as well as de-identified statistical data.

Worldwide Resources

Special Olympics

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 2.5 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 180 countries. 


Residential Options

Association for Independent Living
Dallas, TX - (214) 351-0798

Autism Treatment Center
Dallas, TX - (972) 644-2076
San Antonio, TX - (210) 590-2107

Breckenridge Village of Tyler 
Tyler, TX - (903) 596-8100

Caleb, Inc. 
Arlington, Lubbock, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - (817) 633-8511

Community Homes for Adults, Inc.
Dallas, TX - (214) 373-8600

Community Options, Inc. 
Austin, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio, TX - (512) 844-2956

Metrocare Services 
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - (214) 743-1200

Burleson, TX - (817) 447-2700 or 1-800-299-5161

Down Home Ranch 
Elgin, TX - 1-888-926-2253

Louisville, KY - 1-800-866-0860

Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc.
Haughton, LA - (318) 949-5500

LifePath Systems
McKinney, TX - (972) 422-5939

Marbridge: A Whole New Life
Manchaca, TX - (512) 282-1144

Mosiac: Opening Doors to Extraordinary Lives 
Bryan, TX - (979) 823-7622

Sequoia, Inc. 
Dallas, Denton, Johnson, and Tarrant Counties - (214) 634-3431

United Cerebral Palsy of North Texas: Life without limits for people with disabilities 
Dallas, TX Metro Area - (214) 351-2500

Volunteers of America
Fort Worth, TX - (817) 529-7300

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