ADD/LD Parent Support Group
of Collin County
This support group hold meetings at the
First United Methodist Church of Allen,
which features guest speakers, videos, and
information for parents of developmentally
Abundant Life HCS
Abundant Life provides home and community-based services that help individuals
with learning disabilities and their families
in the comfort of their own homes. They
understand that families know more about
their loved ones than they do, and incorporate a family’s goals and experiences into
The ARC of Dallas
The Dallas chapter of ARC serves as a voice
for children with disabilities and their families in the areas of education and workforce
rights. They seek to empower people with
developmental and intellectual disabilities in
order to improve their quality of life.
Association for Independent Living (AFIL)
For parents whose children will be finishing
school, AFIL is a great program to get them
ready to live more independent lives by
offering them a half-way home and life skills
to help them transition into independence.
Avid Quality Care
Avid focuses on caring for an individual’s
emotional, social, physical, and intellectual
needs in order to enhance their quality of life.
They provide HCS, residential, and skill development assistance to individuals of all ages.
Community For Permanent
CPSH collaborates with parents, property
owners, all levels of government and the
larger community in North Texas to estab-
lish safer, more affordable, housing options
for adult loved ones with special needs.
Housing created through CPSH is not a
traditional group home, but an innovative
approach to affordable, sustainable housing
for people with special needs.
Easter Seals of Greater Dallas
This is the local office of Easter Seals, a national
organization which provides advocacy and
education services for disabled persons.
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.
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 Retardation)
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
Dallas: 972-918-0612; 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.