adults with disabilities, and
NICHY (National Information Center
for Children and Youth w/ Disabilities)
NICHY is a list of various resources for
people with disabilities and their families.
The site provides links to various
education, learning disability, and mental
NIH (National Institute of Health)
NIH is part of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services and
shares information on new
developments and studies regarding
mental and physical health. Stephen
Groft at the office of rare diseases
provides information on which
hospitals and physicians are doing
research or clinical trials on any
NORD (National Organization for Rare
NORD provides information and
resources for patients, families, other
organizations, and medical professionals
regarding rare disorders. They also
advocate for consistent and fair
government policies and support
Social Security Supplemental
The Social Security Administration
provides certain benefits to disabled
adults and children who have limited
income sources. Give them a call or
check out their website to find out how
you can get these benefits.
While located in Wisconsin, the
Waisman Center is an excellent
resource for staying up to date on the
latest research on developmental
disabilities and neurodegenerative
EDUCATION IN DFW
ABA Academy is a nonprofit organization that uses applied
behavior analysis in a caring, fun environment to assist
children with autism and other developmental challenges.
They encourage parents to learn effective techniques for
working with their children by having them observe therapy
sessions and consulting with BCBAs.
Behavioral Beginnings offers consultations, one-on-one
sessions, assessments, and BCABA supervision. The
organization also focuses on working with siblings of disabled
children to ensure loving and fun play for everyone.
The goal of Andy’s Voice is to give children and adults with
learning disabilities the skills and tools necessary to have a
voice in the community and live more independent, enjoyable
lives. Their services include Assessment, ABA and VB therapy,
parent training, and advocate services.
Autism Intervention Group
OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL, AND SPEECH THERAPY
The Autism Intervention Group treats both children and adults
with autism, ADHD, NLD, and Aspergers. They provide services
for assisting with language, communication, social, play, motor,
and education skills, as well as theory of mind school and
college readiness, and behavior planning for the home.
North Texas Therapy and Home Care
North Texas Therapy and Home Care creates a relaxed
atmosphere where individuals with disabilities can get the
physical, occupational, and speech therapy they need to live
full lives. The staff include physical therapists, occupational
therapists, and Spanish translators.
Theraplay uses play as a form of therapy to help autistic
children build confidence and crucial life skills. Their
occupational therapy programs address issues such as
decreased oral, motor, and play skills; hyperactivity and poor
attention; and sensory integration dysfunction.
Hope Center for Autism
The Hope Center for Autism recognizes the vast behavioral
differences across the autism spectrum and endeavors to work
with each individual in a group setting to enable them to live
more functional lives.