Frisco Area Listening and Learning
Listening and Learning offers children a
chance to improve their focus, reading,
social skills, auditory processing, and
general classroom performance, helping
children improve their education and
overall quality of life. Services include
both private tutoring and group activities.
Happy Hands Learning
Happy Hands provides inclusive learning
and social opportunities for children with
special needs. Their programs often
include children with typical learning
abilities to better teach functional, social,
and life skills to children with learning
The Learning Center of North Texas
TLC offers affordable, accessible, and
practical resources and services to
people with learning disabilities. They
offer services to help kids develop study
practices and strategies to overcome their
individual learning challenges.
Metrocare is a nonprofit organization
which serves people with developmental
disabilities, mental illness, and sever
emotional problems. They value integrity,
quality, diversity, and perseverance when
serving families in the DFW area.
MHMR (Mental Health Mental
MHMR has a multitude of mental health
and developmental learning programs
to assist disabled people of all ages.
Their services include an ECI program
for children under the age of 3 as well
as Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities programs for those older
than 3 years of age.
Touch of Class
Fort Worth: 817-541-9435
A Touch of Class offers in-home care for
people with disabilities, including various
forms of therapy, respite, and supported
employment, among others. They are
approved for CLASS, PHC, MDCP, and
DBMB care for qualified individuals, and
have two locations in the DFW area.
The ARC of Texas
The ARC is a great resource that promotes
advocacy, education, and independent
living. They also host some excellent
conferences and keep you updated on
legislative issues and government benefits
for people with disabilities.
CSHCN (Children with Special
As part of the Department of Health,
CSHCN provides case management and
support for family-centered, community
based strategies for improving quality of life
for children with special health care needs.
Disability Rights Texas
Disability Rights Texas is an advocacy
organization which fights discrimination
and negative stigmas regarding
disabilities and is the federally designated
legal protection and advocacy agency
for Texans with disabilities.
ECI (Early Childhood Intervention)
A division of the Texas Department of
Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, ECI is
a statewide program for families with
children, birth to three, with disabilities and
developmental delays. ECI supports
families to help their children reach their
potential through developmental services.
Services are provided by a variety of local
agencies and organizations across Texas.
Federal and State Regulations and
The Texas Education Agency breaks
down all special education laws currently
in effect in Texas, including Federal
regulations and additional rules for Texas.
Special Education Monitoring and
This page summarizes how special
education programs are monitored to
make sure your child is getting the support
he or she needs; It is a good, short read
to help parents familiarize themselves with
Texas Department of Aging and
DADS is an agency that administers long-term services and support for aging and
disabled people in Texas. They have
extensive resources and information about
assisted living, as well as rules and
statutes for people with disabilities.
Texas Department of Assistive and
DARS Inquiries line: 800-628-5115
DARS provides advocacy for Texans of all
ages who are deaf or hard of hearing.
DARS also provides services and
programs for Texans of all ages who are
blind or visually impaired, including
transition services for those aged 13-22,
as well as assistance in vocational
rehabilitation and job counseling for
Texans with disabilities (all ages).