Texas Parent to Parent
512-458-8600 or 866-896-6001
Texas Parent to Parent is a statewide non-profit organization developed for parents
by parents. It provides parent-to-parent
matches, support, information, website,
resources, a newsletter, training.
Easter Seals Disability Services
Easter Seals is one of the oldest
organizations help disabled persons and
persons with special needs. They provide
education, advocacy, outreach, and
exceptional services to the disabled
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Exceptional Parent is a monthly magazine
for parents and professional caretakers of
people with special needs. The national
website includes resources for parent to
parent programs, information and referral
centers, a disability library, services,
products and much more.
(Mothers United for Moral Support)
Once a national parent-to-parent network,
MUMS now provides information and
emotional support to parents whose child
has a rare (or not so rare) disorder.
NAMI (National Association for
NAMI provides information and training
programs for caregivers of individuals
with mental health issues or brain
disorders, as well as the opportunity to
connect with others.
National Center for Learning
NCLD enables young adults,
empowers parents, and advocates for
policy creation in an attempt to
improve the lives of disabled people.
They have great resources for parents,
Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD)
programs are available in every school district in Dallas and
are completely free. PPCD programs assist children ages 3-5
in preparing for further education. Below are some great
PPCD programs in the Dallas area.
Irving Independent School District
Mansfield Independent School District
Dallas Independent School District
Northwest Independent School District
Child Study Center
The CSC diagnosis and treats autism spectrum disorders
and other developmental disabilities in children of all
ages. The center aims to help children achieve their full
potential despite developmental challenges.
Autism Treatment Center
With locations in both Dallas and Fort Worth, ATC assists
people on the autism spectrum learn, play, live, and work
in the community. They are experienced in diagnosing and
treating autism in children and adults of all ages.
The Ziggurat Group
The Ziggurat Group offers psychological and assessment
services with the goal of assisting children and their families in
improving their lives. In addition to autism spectrum diagnosis,
they also offer psychological, intellectual, educational, speech,
language, sensory, and motor assessments and solutions.
ABA AND VB
Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior centers can
assist autistic children in overcoming the behavioral challenges
that accompany autism spectrum disorders. Below are just a few
of those located in the DFW area. A more complete list of centers
in Texas can be found at www.autismspeaks.org/resource-
AUTISM RESOURCES IN THE METROPLEX