Texas Directory of Resources
This list is taken from the Texas-Autism-Advocacy Yahoo group. It is put together by Michelle Guppy, and used with permission.
Directory of Resources
A Special Kind of TLC
604 Roberts Street
Houston, TX 77003
Parent Support Group of Collin County
Adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome
Jacquie Brennan – Managing Attorney
Federally funded agency charged with advocating for and protecting the legal rights of individuals with disabilities.
7457 Harwin – Suite 100
Houston, TX 77036
Advocacy NOW - Terry R. Tennison
Educational Advocate with over 17 years experience in assisting families and individuals with special needs to obtain appropriate educational services.
Lubbock, TX 806-798-3460, firstname.lastname@example.org
AFNIC (Association for Neurologically Impaired Children)
Aim High Academy
Private therapeutic educational facility for older children and adolescents with autism. Based on applied behavior analysis, each child receives an individualized educational and behavioral plan.
American Foundation for the Blind - Southwest
Angelman’s Syndrome Foundation
Any Baby Can
Texas Network for Medically Fragile and Chronically Ill Children.
State to state network linking professionals and parents concerned with available, accessible, and comprehensive care for children with special needs.
4203 Woodcock Drive, #208
San Antonio, TX 78228
Arc of Capital Area
Arc of Fort Bend County
Arc of Greater Houston
PO Box 924168, Houston, TX 77292
Arc of Gulf Coast
281-388-1161, email@example.com, www.arcgc.gov
Arc of Texas
Arc of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Asperger Syndrome Support Group
5635 Yale Blvd, Suite 216
Dallas, TX 75206
Association for Developmental Disabilities (ADD)
ADD provides a transitional bridge from high school to competitive employment.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
to provide a resource network to support individuals impacted by a disability,
while advocating for community resources, and services which meet the
educational, social, and health care needs of all individuals with a disability.
12345 Jones Road, Suite 287
Houston, TX 77070
Attention Deficit Disorders Association - Southern Region
Heart of Texas Chapter - Helping to provide a resource network to support individuals impacted by a disability, while advocating for community resources, and services which meet the educational, social, and health care needs of all individuals with a disability.
Stephania L. Williams
113 Orchid Dr.
Killeen, TX 76542
Autism Society of America – Brazoria County Chapter
Autism Society of America - Collin County Chapter
voice-mail (214) 925-2722
Meetings 1st Tuesday each month, 7 pm, St. Andrew Methodist Church on Mira Vista in Plano
Autism Society of America – Denton County Chapter
PO Box 295329
Lewisville, TX 75029-5329
Autism Society of America - Greater Austin Chapter
Ronnie Schleiss - President
PO Box 50315, Austin, TX 78763
Autism Society of America – Greater Houston Chapter
Greater Houston Chapter of ASA
PO Box 2871
Houston, TX 77252-2871
Autism Society of America - Greater Tarrant County
Scott Gammage - President - TOPKAPI1@aol.com
PO Box 161516, Fort Worth, TX
Serves the Tarrant County, Parker, Johnson, Wise, and Southwestern Denton, and Hood Counties.
Autism Society of America – San Antonio Chapter
Autism Society of America – Southeast Texas Chapter
PO Box 1255
Silsbee, TX 77656-8912
Autism Society of America – Southwest Chapter
511 Executive Center Blvd
El Paso, TX
915-532-6014, http://www.swasa.com/, firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism Society of America - Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
PO Box 57865
Webster, TX 77598
Kim Lindquist – President
Autism Special Interest Group of the TX Assoc. of Behavior Analysis
Northern part President is Billy Edwards
A non-profit agency that provides a school, a day habilitation program, and residential services for children and young adults with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
Behavioral Innovations, Inc.
Changing the destiny of tomorrow, Service plans designed by BCBA, Parenting Tools for Positive Behavior Change.
2655 Villa Creek Drive, Suite 204
Dallas, TX 75234
Behavior Treatment and Training Center (BTTC)
Texana MHMR Center
Christie Enzinna, M.A., LPA, BCBA
1:1 ABA Day Treatment Program, Short-term out-patient ABA treatment, PBS Training Grant
4910 Airport Avenue
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Beth Lessenberry, M.S., BCBA
Momentum Behavior Consulting
Offering assessment, consultation and behavior program development for individuals with autism, PDD, and developmental disabilities. Also provides agency contract services, parent and staff training, and workshops. Provides services throughout the state.
1908 Stonehenge Cove
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc.
Provides benefits and services to individuals who have developmental disabilities, their families and others who support them, in a Christian environment.
Boundless Creations - Artwork by Steven Knox
Brain Injury Association of Texas
Brain Injury Association of the Texas Gulf Coast
Information to friends, families, and survivors of brain injuries.
Brain Training Associates, Inc
Michelle MacAlpine, PhD
Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience
Assessments and rehabilitation of children with developmental delay, attention deficit, or sensory processing disorders using recent scientific advances in neuroscience.
Brenda M. Batts
Individualized training and workshops for parents and teachers of special needs children.
Childhood Cancer Family Alliance, Inc
8323 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
Center for Language & Literacy
832-755-9853, email@example.com, www.tejas-slp.com
Central Texas Autism Center, Inc.
Executive Directory, Kelle Wood, BCBA
3006 Bee Cave Rd., Suite B-200
Austin, TX 78746
Children's Association for Maximum Potential - C.A.M.P
Coalition for Barrier Free Living/Houston Center for Independent Living (HCIL)
7000 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 160
Houston, TX 77036
713-974-4621 Voice/TTY, 713-974-6927 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazoria County CIL Satellite Office
1100 D East Mulberry, Angleton, TX 77515
979-849-7060 Voice/TTY, 979-849-8465 fax, email@example.com
Fort Bend CIL Satellite Office
12946 Dairy Ashford Road, Suite 110, Sugarland, TX 77478
281-980-2219 Voice/TTY, 281-980-2298 fax
Connections Center - "Developing Tools that Create Meaningful Relationships"
Dr. Steve Gutstein and Dr. Rachelle Sheely
Providing helpful information and direction on the Relationship Development Intervention Program.
4120 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
Cure Autism Now – Houston Chapter
Dallas Ft.Worth Center for Autism
Center-based treatment program in an inclusionary preschool setting, provide outreach consultative services for children in in-home treatment programs, research in autism treatment efficacy, provide effective training for staff, parents, and professionals, serve as a resource of support and information for families and professionals.
Anissa Ryland - firstname.lastname@example.org
DANISH - Dallas Asperger Network of Info Support and Help
Support group for PDD, Autism, Asperger's, NLD Communication Disorders
Meets 4th Thursday of each month
First United Methodist Church - Richardson
Deaf-Blind Multi-Handicapped Association of Texas
4509 Beech Street
Bellaire, TX 77401
Disability Law Resource Project
Provides technical assistance, training, and materials on the ADA, accessible information technology, and other disability related laws.
2323 S. Shepherd, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
Dr. Peter Simione, Private Licensed Psychologist
Assessment for diagnosis, evaluating developmental, educational, social, emotional, and executive functioning. Consultation and advocacy. Family, Individual, and Group therapy services.
5850 San Felipe, Suite 500, Houston, TX 77057
Down Syndrome Association of Houston
PO Box 35268
Houston, TX 77035
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas
PO Box 821174
Dallas, TX 75382-1174
Provides parent to parent support, advocacy, educational and networking opportunities, community outreach, and education, monthly newsletter, social events for those with DS and their families.
Early Childhood Intervention
6032 Airline Drive
Houston, TX 77076
713-970-4900, email@example.com, www.eci.state.tx.us
Association of Houston/Gulf Coast
2630 Fountainview, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77057
Family Support Network
A new organization formed to support families who have children with disabilities. Our goal is to be a resource for families who have disabilities to get the information, support, and skills needed to make informed decisions.
219 North Main Street, Suite 203
Bryan, TX 77803
Family to Family Network
13150 FM 529, Suite 106
Houston, TX 77041
FEAT Central Texas
11800 Knollpark Drive, Austin, TX 78758
Cindy Cooper, President
1120 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Feat - NT
PO Box 211764
Bedford, TX 76096-8764
Friends Interested in Students needing Pervasive Supports – FISH
713-694-6300 x 315
Future Horizons, Inc
The World Leader in Quality Autism/Asperger’s Publications and Conferences.
721 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76013
Golden Child Resources
Kathy Kelchner and Joane Walvoord
Educational materials for students with autism and other developmental disabilities. Both authors are also available for classroom consultation and workshop presentations.
Helping Autism through Learning and Outreach
Soma Mukhopadhyay, Director of Education
Providing Rapid Prompting Method Instruction and Training
PO Box 303399
Austin, TX 78703
866-465-9595, 512-465-9595, www.halo-soma.org
Healthy Approach Market
Specializing in foods and vitamins for GF/CF and SCD diets.
5100 State Hwy 121
Colleyville, TX 76034
Parent Information Network
Elaine Hime - Facilitator
Including Kids, Inc
Jennifer Dantzler, Director
ABA Center Including 1:1 full time ABA therapy, part time social skills group, home program consultation, staff training, tutoring.
5350 FM 1960 East
Humble, TX 77346
281-852-0501 fax 281-852-0502
Patterson, Sell, L.L.P
4309 Yoakum Blvd., Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77006
Father of Autistic Twins, Attorney, Advocate, and Co-Founder of the Vaccine Injury Alliance providing legal services to children and families who have sustained the devastating effects of an adverse reaction to a pediatric vaccination.
Journey Pediatric Rehabilitation
Mary Villarreal OTR
2100 W. Northwest Hwy
Grapevine, TX 76051
JOY Ministry of Graceview Baptist Church
Denise Briley - Director of Special Education
25510 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375
281-351-4979 www.graceview.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Request a copy of the JOY Ministry Outreach video to share with your church's pastor in an effort to start a special needs ministry in your church. The JOY ministry of Graceview allows the parents an opportunity to attend church - while their special needs child or
adult is well taken care of - and learning a Sunday School lesson tailored to him or her!
Katherine Woodhouse, BFA, MA, BCABA
Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst and Art Therapist.
Taught Special Education in private and public schools. Work primarily with Children with Autism - doing private assessments, help with school ARD's, help with setting up in-home ABA programs.
Kathy L. Kelchner, M.Ed - Educational Consultant
Kelchner Educational Consultants, LLC
2132 S. Woody Rd
Dallas, TX 75253
Specialist in working with students and families dealing with autism and other developmental disabilities. Providing staff development training, classroom support, functional behavioral analysis, and in-home or parent training. Over 20 years of experience working with people with various levels of disabilities and gifts.
Kelle Wood, M.Ed., BCBA
4511 Avenue C
Austin, TX 78751
Associate of Dr. Vince Carbone
Kids ETC (Early Treatment Center)
www.kidsetc.org, email@example.com, 713-661-7040
Provides in-home, one-to-one behavioral intervention services to young children with autism. Treatment is comprehensive and individualized to meet each child’s needs.
Learning Disabilities Association of Texas
1011 West 31st Street
Austin, TX 78705
Life Resource Center – Parents as Case Managers
12539 Cutten Road
Houston, TX 77066
(214) 358-0688 (Dallas Office)
Offers evaluation and treatment for reading, math and comprehension challenges.
Marc Mullins - Autism Partnership
Provides services to families (in-home workshops & consultations), and school districts (classroom assistance & training of school personnel).
Approach is ABA
Michele K. Goldberg
Attorney and Counselor at Law
6750 West Loop South, Suite 120
Bellaire, TX 77401
Works extensively with children with special needs. Guardianship, social security benefits, estate planning for families and special needs trusts.
Johnson County Support Group
Cherry (817) 517-5770
Monica Vaughan, Attorney and Counselor at Law
4203 Yoakum, Suite 330
Houston, TX 77006
Muscular Dystrophy Association
5615 Kirby, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77005
NAAR of Texas
Neurodevelopmental evaluations & programming to address sensory, processing, cognitive and motor issues.
1014 Ferris, Suite 109
National ARD/IEP Advocates
PO Box 16111
Sugarland, TX 77496-6111
Louis H. Geigerman, President
National Association of Parents of the Visually Impaired
2411 Village Dale Avenue
Houston, TX 77059
For parents with new babies in NICU
North Central Texas Federation of Families
NCTFF Chapter/NCTFF Regional Center
110 W. Sandy Lake Rd.
Suite 102 – PMB 195
of Children with Autism
Parents Supporting Parents Network (PSPN)
The Arc of Texas
601 N. Texas Blvd.
Weslaco, TX 78596
Partners Resource Network - The PATH Project
1090 Longfellow Dr. Suite B
Beaumont, TX 77706-4819
Partners Resource Network, through the PATH Project, is the parent training and information project (PTI) serving the entire state of Texas -- empowering parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and
advocates for their children.
Partners Resource Network – TEAM Project
3311 Richmond, Suite 334
Houston, TX 77098
713-524-2147, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.PartnersTX.org
Serving the Houston and surrounding area by offering workshops for parents free of charge on Special Education Law and other topics of interest to parents.
Patricia B. Rosen, MD, MPH
4303 Hyridge Drive
Austin, TX 78759
Not a DAN doctor, but Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine/Toxicology subsection.
PO Box 542011
Houston, TX 77254-2011
PDDA/CC of South Texas
Autistic Spectrum Parent Support Group
Cindy Niswonger – 512-850-7579
510 Wiliamson Place
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
PEP - Parents/Professionals for Exceptional Progress of East Texas.
Serving Smith, Gregg, Harrison, and surrounding counties of East Texas.
Meetings are Monthly in Longview, TX
Contact Stormy Lester
407 Crestwood Drive, Marshall, TX 75672
Project DOCC - Houston
A Pediatric Resident Training Program using parents of children with chronic illness or disability as teachers in family centered care.
For information on how to become a parent teacher, contact:
Raising Our Celiac Kids (ROCK)
A free support group for parents, families, and friends of kids on the GF diet because of Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, ADD/ADHD, Autism, PDD, Allergies, or personal preference. Monthly Meetings.
Kelly LeMonds - email@example.com http://home.comcast.net/~klemonds/
Financial Services Representative
Mass Mutual's Special Care program is an innovative outreach initiative that helps parents and caregivers effectively integrate financial analysis into a thorough, customized life plan for special needs individuals.
Mass Mutual Financial Group
3 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1700
Houston, TX 77046
Meets 4th Thursday each month, 7-8:30 pm at Partners in Therapy, Fort Worth
South Plains Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
FLASH - Families Learning to Advocate with Support & Help.
Rosalinda Erevia, MHMR Parent Educator - 806-790-5323
Tonya Hettler, Parent - 806-892-2196
Goal is to help families and care givers of children with brain disorders learn about the options available to their children.
Southern Breeze Equestrian Center
West Houston Medical Center - 281-558-3444
Speak Up, Texas!
A FREE service dedicated to helping Texans with speech-related disabilities communicate more effectively using the telephone.
Fritzi Glover-Strowmatt, OTR, C-SIPT
Clay Road, Houston, TX 77041
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Program that specializes in Sensory Motor Processing and Dysfunction. We are a unique facility that is based on a Sensory Integration Theory with an intensity of using therapeutic riding as a tool for promoting organization and
control. We have evaluations, regular treatment sessions, and summer day camps.
Special Education Advocate - Jimmy Kilpatrick
Special Kids, Inc
Houston, TX 77033
Special Olympics of Texas
4140 Directors Row, Suite B
Houston, TX 77092
Specialized Autism Services
Provides ABA/Verbal Behavior consultations and trainings to families, schools, and private health care companies.
Hare, JayJena2@yahoo.com, 252-333-7058
Spectrum of Hope
Dr. Nikki Keefer
14110 Cypress Creek Blvd.
Cypress, TX 77429
Behavior Therapy for children with Autism and other Developmental Disorders
Spina Bifida Association of Texas
624 Pasadena Blvd
Pasadena, TX 77506
Steven C. Rhatigan, C.E.P
Estate & Financial Planning for Special Needs
PO Box 8129, The Woodlands, TX 77387
Office (281) 364-7211
Fee-based advocacy service for parents of public school students with disabilities.
Brad Mercer, M.A.
www.students1st.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-546-6831
SURE (Seeking Unlimited Recreational Experiences)
Endeavors to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through recreation and social activities. Events and activities are focused primarily in the areas of Angelina, Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Nacogdoches,
Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Tyler, and Walker Counties.
TAAP Texas Chapter
Creatively and professionally serving youth and families challenged by Autism. Building Social and Functional Living Skills, Language and Communication Skills.
Greater Austin Area – 512-248-2633
Texas Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1000 East 7th Street, Suite 208
Austin, TX 78702
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
6201 E. Oltorf, Suite 600
Austin, TX 78741
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
512-463-9362 fax 512-463-9560
Texas Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
7701 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 505
Austin, TX 78753
Texas Federation of Families
Tonya Hettler – Trainer
Route 2 Box 181
Texas Mental Health Consumers
7701 N. Lamar, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78752
800-860-6057, 512-451-3191, www.tmhc.org
Texas Network for Medically Fragile and Chronically Ill Children
5410 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78229
Texas Parent to Parent
Providing support and information for families of children with disabilities, chronic illness, and other special needs.
Txp2p@sbcglobal.net, 866-896-6001, www.txp2p.org
The Arc of Greater Houston
Judy Kantorczyk – Executive Director
PO Box 924168
Houston, TX 77292
The Center for Hearing and Speech
713-523-3633, email@example.com, www.centerhearingandspeech.org
Center Serving Persons with Disabilities
3550 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77019
The Child Study Center School
The Horizon Clinic
Functional Behavioral Assessments, Language and Skills Assessments, Individualized curriculum development, one on one ABA, Home program consultations, Parent, School, and other professional trainings.
Austin, TX www.capitolschool.org
A barrier free extra curriculum arts enrichment program for children ages 3 - 19 involving those with disabilities, chronic illness, homeless, and siblings.
1475 West Gray - Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Center.
The SEAN ASHLEY HOUSE
Mission: To provide a meaningful living environment for children and adults with autism, blindness, mental retardation, and or multiple disabilities.
Wilson, Founder and Director
5330 W. Bellfort, Suite 1
Houston, TX 77035
Home & Community Based services for individuals with Autism, Blindness, Mental Retardation, and or multiple disabilities. Day Habilitation
The Shape of Behavior and part of the TxABA SIG Group
12423 Cutten Road, Suite B
Houston, TX 77066
Houston, TX 77030
The Source - A Publication of the ARC of Greater Houston
PO Box 924168
Houston, TX 77292-4168
The Village Learning & Achievement Center
The Village at Stoney Glen
23910 Hwy 59 N
Kingwood, TX 77339
Kim Brusatori - 281-358-6172
The Westview School
Kersten Dr., Houston, TX 77403
Director - Jane Stewart
School for children with developmental disabilities - particularly in the area of Autism,
Thoughtful House Center for Children
Mission is to fight for the recovery of children with developmental disorders through the unique combination of medical care, education, and research.
Executive Director: Dr. Andrew Wakefield
Director of Operations: Anissa J. Ryland
3001 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX 78746
512-732-8400, Fax 512-732-8353
Tullis Farm School & Kemah Early Autism Project
Early Childhood Special Educators and Behavior Analysts using principles of ABA for individual/small group instruction, preschool, playgroups, and summer camps. We teach Verbal Behavior, develop social skills, and prepare children with autism/developmental
delay for larger school settings.
Susan McClure, M. Ed., BCBA, Director
902 FM 518
PO Box 476
Kemah, TX 77565
Susanmcclure2@yahoo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tullisfarmschool.org
TxABA Autism Special Interest Group
Tyrrell Ann Price
Masters Student at UT in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston
1415 California Street
Houston, TX 77000
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340
Bellaire, TX 77401