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Texas State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on Dec 19, 2011
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
 
www.state.tx.us/
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
 
Committee on People with Disabilities P.O. Box 12428
Austin   TX   78711
(512) 463-5742
(512) 463-5746 (TTY)
711 (Relay Service)
aenglish@governor.state.tx.us
www.governor.state.tx.us/disabilities
State Department of Education: Special Education
 

Special Programs, Monitoring, and Interventions Texas Education Agency 1701 N. Congress Avenue

Austin   TX   78701-1494
(512) 463-9414
(800) 252-9668
sped@tea.state.tx.us
www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
NCLB Program Coordination Texas Education Agency 1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin   TX   78701
(512) 463-9414
www.tea.state.tx.us/nclb
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 3
 
Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services 4900 N. Lamar Boulevard
Austin   TX   78751-2399
(512) 424-6754
(800) 628-5115 (Information & Referral)
careline@dars.state.tx.us
www.dars.state.tx.us/
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
 
Division of IDEA Coordination Texas Education Agency 1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin   TX   78701-1494
(512) 463-9414
(800) 252-9668 (Parent Information Line)
www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
 
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services 4800 N. Lamar
Austin   TX   78751
(800) 628-5115
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/
 
Department of Aging and Disability Services 701 W. 51st Street
Austin   TX   78751
(512) 438-3030
(800) 874-9426 (TTY)
mail@dads.state.tx.us
www.dads.state.tx.us/
Coordinator for Transition Services
 
Division of IDEA Coordination Texas Education Agency 1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin   TX   78701
(512) 463-9414
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/cte/index.html
Career and Technology Education
 
Division of Curriculum Texas Education Agency 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Room 3-121
Austin   TX   78701
(512) 463-9581
 www.tea.state.tx.us/Cate
Department of State Health Services
 
Department of State Health Services 1100 W. 49th Street
Austin   TX   78756
(512) 458-7375
www.dshs.state.tx.us/
State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
 
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program Purchased Health Services Unit Department of State Health Services 1100 W. 49th Street
Austin   TX   78756-3179
(800) 252-8023 (Program Hotline)
(888) 963-7111
cshcn@dshs.state.tx.us
www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn/
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities 6201 E. Oltorf, Suite 600
Austin   TX   78741-7509
(512) 437-5432
(800) 262-0334
tcdd@tcdd.state.tx.us
www.txddc.state.tx.us/
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Advocacy, Inc. 7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 171-E
Austin   TX   78757
(512) 454-4816
(800) 252-9108 (In TX)
infoai@advocacyinc.org
www.advocacyinc.org/
Client Assistance Program
 
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency.
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
 
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program Purchased Health Services Unit Department of State Health Services 1100 W. 49th Street, MC 1938
Austin   TX   78714-9347
(512) 458-7355
(800) 252-8023
cshcn@dshs.state.tx.uss
www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn/
State CHIP Program
 

(health care for low-income uninsured children) TexCare

(800) 647-6558
www.texcarepartnership.com/CHIP-CHIP-Page.htm
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
 
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services 4900 N. Lamar
Austin   TX   78756
(800) 628-5115
www.dars.state.tx.us/
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired or Deaf-Blind
 
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1100 W. 45th Street
Austin   TX   78756
(512) 454-8631
(800) 872-5273 (to leave a message)
(512) 206-9451 (TTY)
daughertyb@tsbvi.edu
www.tsbvi.edu/
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
 
Texas School for the Deaf 1102 S. Congress Avenue
Austin   TX   78704-1728
(512) 462-5300 (V/TTY)
http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/
 
Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing IDEA Coordination Texas Education Agency 1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin   TX   78701-1494
(512) 463-9414
brent.pitt@tea.state.tx.us
www.tea.state.tx.us/deaf
 
Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services P. O. Box 12904
Austin   TX   78711-2904
(512) 407-3250 (V);
(512) 407 3251 (TTY)
david.myers@dars.state.tx.us
www.dars.state.tx.us/
 
Education Resource Center on Deafness (ERCOD) Statewide Resources, Information, and Referral 1102 S. Congress Avenue
Austin   TX   78704-1728
(512) 462-5329
(800) 332-3873 (V/TTY)
ercod@tsd.state.tx.us
www.tsd.state.tx.us/
Telecommunications Relay Services
 
(800) 735-2988 (V)
(800) 735-2989 (TTY),711 (TTY)
(800) 735-2991 (ASCII)
(877) 826-6607(Speech to Speech)
 
State Education Agency Rural Representative
 
Special Programs, Monitoring, and Interventions Texas Education Agency Division of Special Education 1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin   TX   78701-1494
(512) 463-9414
sped@tea.state.tx.us
www.tea.state.tx.us/special.ed
Regional ADA & IT Technical Assistance Center
 
DBTAC - Southwest ADA Center Independent Living Research Utilization 2323 S. Shepard Boulevard, Suite 1000
Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V/TTY)
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
dlrp@ilru.org
www.dlrp.org
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
Center for Disability Studies University of Texas at Austin Pickle Research Campus 10100 Burnett Road, Building 137, Suite 1.154
Austin   TX   78759
(512) 232-0740
(800) 828-7839
(512) 232-0762 (TTY)
txcds@uttcds.org
http://tcds.edb.utexas.edu/
 
Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University Department of Educational Psychology 4225 Texas A&M University
College Station   TX   77843-4225
(979) 845-4612
cdd@tamu.edu
http://cdd.tamu.edu/
Technology-Related Assistance
 
Contact University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities - Center for Disability Studies.
 
Special Format Library
 
Talking Book Program Texas State Library and Archives Commission P.O. Box 12927
Austin   TX   78711-2927
(512) 463-5458
(800) 252-9605
tbp.services@tsl.state.tx.us
www.texastalkingbooks.org/
Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
 
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover   MD   20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
www.chadd.org/
 
Attention Deficit Disorders Association - Southern Region (ADDA-SR) 12345 Jones Road, Suite 287-7
Houston   TX   77070
(281) 897-0982
addaoffice@pdq.net
www.adda-sr.org/
Autism
 
To identify an autism group in your state, contact: Autism Society of America 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda   MD   20814
(301) 657-0881
(800) 3-AUTISM
www.autism-society.org/
Blind/Visual Impairments
 
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York   NY   10001
(212) 502-7600
(800) 232-5463
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org/
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of Texas 316 W. 12th Street, Suite 405
Austin   TX   78701
(512) 326-1212
(800) 392-0040 (in TX)
info@biatx.org
www.biatx.org/
Cerebral Palsy
 
United Cerebral Palsy of Texas 1016 La Posada, Suite 145
Austin   TX   78752
(512) 472-8696
(800) 798-1492 (in TX)
pfryer@ucpmemphis.org
www.ucptexas.org/
Epilepsy
 
Epilepsy Foundation of Texas - Houston/Dallas/ Ft. Worth
(888) 548-9716
www.eftx.org/
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
The Arc of Texas, Suite 100 8001 Centre Park Drive
Austin   TX   78754
(512) 454-6694
(800) 252-9729
secretary@thearcoftexas.org
www.thearcoftexas.org/
Learning Disabilities
 
Learning Disabilities Association of Texas 1011 W. 3lst Street
Austin   TX   78705
(512) 458-8234
(800) 604-7500 (in TX)
contact@ldat.org
www.ldat.org/
Mental Health
 
Council of Families for Children P.O. Box 14259
Austin   TX   78714-2591
info@counciloffamilies.org
www.counciloffamilies.org/
 
Mental Health America of Texas 1210 San Antonio, Suite 200
Austin   TX   78701
(512) 454-3706
Lynn@mhatexas.org
www.mhatexas.org/
 
NAMI Texas Fountain Park Plaza III 2800 South IH 35, Suite 140
Austin   TX   78704
(512) 693-2000
(800) 633-3760
www.namitexas.org/
 

Texas Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 7800 Shoal Creek Road 243-S

Austin   TX   78752
(512) 407-8844
(866) 893-3264
PattiDerr@txffcmh.org
www.txffcmh.org/
Speech, Language and Hearing
 
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association 918 Congress Avenue, Suite 200
Austin   TX   78701
(512) 494-1127
(888) 729-8742
www.txsha.org/
Tourette Syndrome
 
Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas 3919 River Forest
Richmond   TX   77469
(281) 238-8096
TouretteTexas@aol.com
www.tourettetexas.org/
Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Centers (PTI)
 

(Serving San Antonio, Houston, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley) Team Project Partners Resource Network, Inc. 3311 Richmond, Suite 334

Houston   TX   77098
(713) 524-2147
(877) 832-8945 (in TX)
prnteam@sbcglobal.net
www.partnerstx.org/
 
(Serving Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Wichita Falls, Southeast and East Texas) PATH Project 1090 Longfellow Drive, Suite B
Beaumont   TX   77706-4819
(409) 898-4684
(800) 866-4726 (in TX)
partnersresource@sbcglobal.net
www.partnerstx.org/
 
(Serving Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, San Angelo, and El Paso) PEN Project 1001 Main Street, Suite 804
Lubbock   TX   79401
(806) 762-1434
(877) 762-1435 (in TX)
wtxpen@sbcglobal.net
www.partnerstx.org/
Community Parent Resource Centers
 
CDIC - Community Parent Resource Center 1101 E. Schuster
El Paso   TX   79902
(915) 217-2747
gilda@elprc.org
 
 
Parents Supporting Parents Network at The Arc in the Rio Grande Valley 601 N. Texas Boulevard
Weslaco   TX   78596
(956) 447-8408
(888) 857-8668
www.pspofrgv.org/
 
(Serving Houston independent school districts: South, South central & Central) Special Kids, Inc. (SKI) P.O. Box 266958
Houston   TX   77207
(713) 734-5355
speckidsinc@yahoo.com
www.specialkidsinc.org/
Parent-To-Parent
 
Texas Parent to Parent 3710 Cedar Street, Box 12
Austin   TX   78705
(512) 458-8600
(866) 896-6001
Laura@txp2p.org
www.txp2p.org/
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
Texas PTA 408 W. 11th Street
Austin   TX   78701-2113
(512) 476-6769
(800) 825-5782
txpta@txpta.org
www.txpta.org/
Other Parent Organizations
 
Family to Family Network 13150 FM 529, Suite 106
Houston   TX   77041
(713) 466-6304
f2fnetwork@sbcglobal.net

www.texasprojectfirst.org/

 
Family Support Network, Texas A&M University 4225 Texas A&M University
College Station   TX   77843-4225
(979) 845-4612
fsn@tamu.edu
http://fsn.tamu.edu/
Other Disability Organizations
 
Easter Seals North Texas 1555 Merrimac Circle, Suite 102
Ft. Worth   TX   76107
(817) 759-7900
(888) 288-8324 (in TX)
mail@easterseals-fw.org
www.fortworth.easterseals.com/
 
Disability Policy Consortium 1016 La Posada Drive, Suite 145
Austin   TX   78752
(512) 371-1783
info@dpctexas.org
toni@dpctexas.org
www.dpctexas.org
Independent Living
 
Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC) 5555 N. Lamar, Suite K103
Austin   TX   78766
(512) 371-7353
(877) 371-7353
texsilc@texas.net
www.txsilc.org/
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