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TEXAS RESOURCES & HELP

Most of the information found here is specific for San Antonio, Texas, but you should be able to find similar places in your area. I am originally from a small town on the coast of Texas and a lot of these services are not offered there. I know of families who lived in rural areas that moved to Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio so they would have better access to services. Ask the school district in your area what services might be comparable to these. If you live in another city or town I would love to receive other information to post here for Texas families. 
Just e-mail me at autismzone@yahoo.com.

WHAT I RECOMMEND YOU DO TO GET ALL THE BENEFITS THERE ARE:

  1. Call Any Baby Can (ABC) and get a case worker 210-227-0141. On my second call I got a caseworker who asked me about 20 minutes worth of questions which she entered into her computer. She then put me on waiting lists for programs in the state of Texas. There are great programs out there that I did not know about and it would have taken me forever to apply for them, but she was able to do it all for me (free). They service children with disabilities from birth to 12 years old. They have a long list of services they can assist you with such as their resource library and their new support group for families of autism. For information on the support group ask for Mrs. Frances Ramirez. This is a great starting point.
  2. Call the ARC of Texas and explain your situation 210-490-4300. They can give you a case worker if you have a need. They will make sure you are on all the waiting lists (double check ABC) and get you in touch with respite care. They will even go to your ARD meetings with you.
  3. Contact In-Home and Family Support Services 210-731-1335. They are a part of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. They will give you a caseworker if accepted and you will receive an application to fill out. They are a last resort financial assistance program. If you are not eligible for other programs (you may make too much money), they can assist you with services, medical equipment, software, training and such. A child with autism used to receive up to $3,600's a year to use for things not covered under your insurance. We don't qualify for this or anything -(the amount does not come close to covering things but everything will help). There may be a co-pay depending on how much money you make and how many people there are in your family. They also have a one-time grant and a special 599 fund. Their fiscal year runs September 1st-August 31st and there is a list to get on.
  4. Contact the San Antonio Autism Society and attend a meeting 210-308-8752, www.sanantonioautism.org. They meet every 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am at the Northside Church of Christ, 16318 San Pedro Avenue, which is off of 281 North on the access road before the Thousand Oaks intersection. Baby-sitting is available if you call ahead. They do not meet during the summer.
  5. Try to get a referral to see Dr. Melissa Kempf in San Antonio or your area DAN doctor. Dr. Kempf: 1777 NE Loop 410, Ste. 200, San Antonio, TX 78217, ph: 210-822-3646, fax: 210-822-5242. She has been great and is actually my family's doctor--she is a family practice physician.
  6. If your are interested in ABA find a consultant. I have used Terri Locke, pager: 210-713-9533 (San Antonio). She initially helped me find my therapists, helps with school district problems, and all the problems that are involved with having an autistic child (including behavior problems). I also used Busy Bodies 210-545-2840 for gross motor/behavior therapy, Warm Springs for speech and occupational therapy (they do sensory integration), Stone Oak Therapy: http://www.stoneoaktherapy.com (210) 798-2273, TreeHouse Pediatrics: http://www.treehousepediatrics.com Atrium 85 NE Loop 410 Ste. 312, San Antonio, Tx 78215, Phone: 210-340-2627, 210-599-2030(NE side).
  7. Research Autism Web Pages. My favorite search engines are www.monstercrawler.com and www.ask.com. There you can type in any of your concerns or questions about autism. You should also check out my links page which has a lot of links. This was very helpful when Andrew was first diagnosed.
  8. Join an e-mail group for informational purposes. Many of their discussions will pertain to you and your family and some might just go over your head. When they start talking about medical test results and genes I get lost, but I am learning a lot about treatments. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/ to search for a group you like or create your own group. The groups I subscribe to are: Recovered Kids , Texas Autism Advocacy , Interven , Verbal Behavior , Autism Awareness Action , CAN Alert , Autism List , Autism-Mercury , Allergy-Related Vaccine Induced Autism. I get these sent in digest form. That way I can go to my email, right click on the digest for that day, choose "open in new window" on all of them, then disconnect from my e-mail (so I don't use hours or hold up my phone line) and then read them off-line. Yahoo also has clubs that are pretty much like the groups.
  9. Join a respite program such as: Respite Care of San Antonio, 210-737-1212, or CAMP 210-292-3575 email campmail@sprynet.com. Consider it social skills therapy for your autistic/pdd child.
    Respite care of San Antonio offers: In-Home Care, Family Day Out, Parents Night Out, Mother's Day Out and the Davidson Respite House for emergency situations. When I spoke with them in August the price was $1.00 per child per hour (siblings are happily invited-still just $1.00 each for them) Friday nights 6:30 pm - Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm. I am going to use them for a couple of hours on Saturdays as good therapy for Andrew.
    C.A.M.P. provides respite and recreational opportunities to children with disabilities. A nurse is present at all events. To join you must pay a $25.00 annual fee, complete an application, present documentation of a physical exam within the last 18 months, and provide a current 1040 (to receive discount coupons for respite). CAMP has Respite Weekends $185-$225 for children w/disabilities, $80-$125 for siblings, Parent's Night Out-free, Teen's Night Out-$10.00 per event, Emergency Respite with nursing care-sliding fee cost, and Emergency Respite for short-term emergencies-begin at $5.00 an hour.
  10. Learn all you can about special education law. Call the TEA Parent Support Hotline 1-800-252-9668 for any questions you have about the law or to file a grievance against your district. They gave me hints on how best to approach my school district when the district was not following the IDEA correctly (which they verified). Don't forget to get a copy of the IDEA from the ARC or download it from one of these places along with other informational documents: TEA , Special Education at About.com , Developing the Individual Education Plan , The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act , Wrights Law , or go to Ask.com and ask a question. Call 1-877-4ED-PUBS to request free IDEA information (they send a big book for FREE)!
  11. Learn all you can about the medical/biological aspects of autism – it is a neurological AND immune dysfunction.  Our kids may have food allergies/sensitivities(ELIMINATE THEM), thyroid problems (TREAT), viruses (MEDS), yeast & bacterial overgrowth in their intestines (PROBIOTICS/MEDS), leaky guts (TESTS), heavy metal problems (CHELATION/AVOID FUTURE EXPOSURE), nutritional deficiencies (SUPPLEMENTS), spikes in the EEGs-even though they are not having seizures (ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUGS-ALT MEDS), abnormal MRI’s (STEROIDS), auditory processing problems (AIT)-we used Vicki Abreu for AIT, sensory issues (SENSORY INTEGRATION), and more.  There are treatments to help these problems and alleviate the stress on our kid’s systems.  This is overwhelming.  That is why a great Autism doctor is so important.  We use Dr. Kempf-DAN Doctor) & and Dr. Tomasovic.  You are the manager of your child’s health.  Keep up with the research findings and talk to other knowledgeable parents.  CALL Kirkmans for FREE “Guide to Scientific Nutrition for Autism & Related Conditions at 1-800-245-8282 or 1-888-KIRKMAN.

OTHER IDEAS

1. If your child is under 3 years old, look for your local ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) type program.
2. If your child is over 3 years old, call your school district, give your situation and see how they can help (you usually have to go through an evaluation through the school district). Read up on special education law and monitor your school district during this process to make sure they are treating you fairly. I would recommend bringing people with you during the ARD's and any meetings and evaluations. Good people to take are those that are knowledgeable and have your child's best interest in mind. Look for an advocacy group, the ARC, your personal therapists and consultants.
3. Check for the nearest Autism Society Organization and attend a meeting. At that first meeting, introduce yourself (they will probably ask you to stand up and introduce yourself) and say how you need help e.g..” My name is Michelle and my 3-year-old son Joe was diagnosed as PDD 1 month ago and I need help finding therapists and financial aid. I am also having trouble with my school district and am not sure what to do". The people there are generally helpful and nice as they have been in similar shoes at one time.
4. Check for support groups in your area for related disorders.
5. Try and find other parents in similar circumstances. They are a great resource and a good support tool.
6. Check with your insurance company to see what they can offer. My insurance company offered speech and occupational therapy but our son didn't like who was in our plan at that time, so we paid out of our pocket for in-home ABA & AVB. We have since found an acceptable speech pathologist and occupational therapist.  Some may have an “Educational” clause that can pay for some consulting and in-home therapy fees.
7. If you have family members, friends, neighbors, church members, or others that you are close to, encourage those relationships with your child. They can be trained on how best to work with your child and may be able to work one-on-one with them or give you respite time. Not all of them may be good with ABA or AVB therapy, but they might be good at a more SonRise/Option or Floortime approach.
8. Research Autism Web Pages. My favorite search engines are www.monstercrawler.com and www.ask.com. There you can type in any of your concerns or questions about autism. You should also check out my links page, which has a lot of links. This was very helpful when Andrew was first diagnosed.
9. Try to be creative in what you do. If you need to make therapy tools, try to make it yourself using magazine pictures, recycled products, and used toys to save money (check with other parents that have children that are older or more advanced and they may no longer need the tools or toys that you can use).
10. Find a good doctor, preferably someone with knowledge of the DAN (Defeat Autism Now) protocol. Have them run tests on your child to check for things you would feel comfortable with such as: fragileX, amino acids, metals, intestinal permeability, candida, yeast, mercury toxicity, food allergies, and such. A lot of our kids have medical/biological problems that need to be addressed. I would also suggest that you order the DAN protocol for yourself ($25.00's).   Dr. Kempf and Dr. Tomasovic,Neurologist in SA, are good and Dr. T has done autism studies with EEGs & MRIs 615-2333.
11. Pull out the phone book and look in the yellow pages under "Autism." Call any place that you think might be able to give you advice, information, or help. Be bold and ask how much their services are, how old are the people they serve, and do they have referrals or could you talk to a client about them.
12. Use the parent training and home trainers that your district SHOULD give you hours for.  Talk to other parents to try and find the best ones the district has or ask your therapists to apply to be a home trainer for your child's school district.  School districts are always short on Home Trainers and your therapists should not have trouble getting in - they require a background check.  Most of the districts in SA only have about 6-10 home trainers available.  Most families I have talked to get around 2 hrs a week of home/parent training. Other families do not receive any and don't know that they can fight for it.  I know of some families that get 10 hours a week of this
13. Use all of the services your district provides.  I use the Resource Center at NEISD to make things for my son-set up mainly for teachers in the district, but they will allow parent to come in if it is benefiting the district (helping a child in the district or one of their teachers). The Education Regional Service Centers have great resource rooms.
14. The districts must provide/pay for you to attend workshops/conventions to learn about autism.  Your Education Regional Service Center (call & request one) has books of workshops, but also keep your eyes out for others.  Request that your child’s teacher attend some of these (preferably with you).  I want to get my son’s teacher to attend a Mark Sundberg or Vince Carbone Workshop whether I have to pay for it or not.

             Take care of yourself & your WHOLE family.  Remember that you are not alone.

There are other avenues to help your children and that is one of the most important reasons to network with other families. The parents that have lived this life are truly the experts.

CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE:

STATE CENTERS & CHAPTERS
STATE OFFICES
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS/ OFFICES
COMMUNITY MHMR TEXAS OFFICES
MEETINGS

San Antonio, Texas - Specific
Autism-Friendly Physicians, Optometrists, Dentists
Autism-Friendly Restaurants, Daycares, Barbers
Autism-Friendly Therapists, Consultants, Trainers

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES (GROUP HOMES)
LEARNING DISABILITIES & (ADHD)
ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT / MEDICAL SUPPLIES
ATTORNEYS
GENERAL POPULATION COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECREATIONAL/LEISURE ACTIVITIES
TRANSPORTATION
RESOURCE/REFERRAL/ADVOCACY SERVICES
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
ADULT DAY SERVICES
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL

 

CHECK OUT OUR LINKS PAGE FOR INTERNET RESOURCES

Also look for the closest Autism Treatment Center such as the ones in
San Antonio & Dallas:

STATE CENTERS & CHAPTERS

The Autistic Treatment Centers of Texas
Dallas Offices 10503 Forest Ln. #100
Dallas, Texas 75243
Office: 972-644-2076 Fax: 972-644-5650
San Antonio Offices 16111 Nacogdoches
San Antonio, Texas 78247
Office: 210-590-2107 Fax: 210-590-3143
http://www.atcoftexas.org
email: info@atcoftexas.org

Collin County Chapter Plano
http://autism-ascc.org/

Denton County Autism Society
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3565/

Families for Early Autism Treatment (Houston)
http://www.feathouston.org/

Families for Early Autism North Texas
http://www.featnt.org/

Fort Worth Mid-Cities Autism Society
http://www.asgtc.org

Autism Treatment Info for Texas
http://www.autismtreatment.info/

Texas State Resources at NICHCY
http://www.nichcy.org/stateshe/tx.htm

Texas-Autism-Advocacy e-Group List's Web Site
http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/autismlist

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS/ OFFICES

State of Texas Web Site

A Texas web site where you can fill out a form and see if you qualify for any programs such as 
SSI, Medicaid, and more.
http://www.txstars.net/servlet/HSGServlet 

Texas Department of Human Services - TDHS
This is the general address for all of the TDHS offices.
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, Texas  78714-9030
512-438-3011

Texas Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation
MHMR's link for the Houston area
Mental Health Care for Houston
They have a link for all the elected officials and legislative alerts. 
909 West 45th Street
P.O. Box 12668
Austin, TX 78711-2668
(512) 454-3761
1-800-252-8154

Texas Department of Health
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
Toll free: 1-888-963-7111
(512)458-7111
TDD (512)458-7708

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
Local in San Antonio:	727 E Durango, SAT 78206 , 210-472-4400
Hearing & Appeals:  731-3301,M-F 7:00am-7:00pm

TDHS-Community Living Assistance and Support Services - CLASS
Program provides home and community based services to individuals with related conditions 
as a cost-effective alternative to ICCF-MR/RC institutional placement.
Long waiting list (around 7 years) so sign up now.
My ARC case worker helped me sign up.
877-438-5658
1-512-438-5658

 Home and Community-Based Services Program - HCS
contact local Mental Retardation Authority (in San Antonio, The Center for Health Care Services)
ARC of Texas
1-512-206-5755

TDMH- In-Home and Family Support Services
San Antonio:731-1335

TDH- Children's Health Insurance Program - CHIP 
800-647-6558

TDH- Community Care For the Aged and Disabled - CCAD

TDH- Comprehensive Care Program/ Home Health Services
800-252-9330

TDH- Medically Dependent Children's Program - MDCP
1-877-438-5658

TDHS- Community Based Alternatives - CBA
Medicaid Wavier Program for adults with medical needs.
377-3550
1-512-438-5658

Medical Programs
-Medicaid
Building 4
909 West 45th St.
Austin, TX 78711-2668
(512) 206-5700

Mental Retardation Local Authority Program-MRLA
Contact local mental retardation office for information.

TDHS- Deaf- Blind Multiple Disabilities Waiver
Medicaid Wavier Program for those with D-B and Multiple Disabled.  
1-512-438-2622	 1-512-424-4185		Toll free(877)438-5658

TDHS- Medicare Hotline		800-252-8263

Chronically Ill and Disabled Children's Program - CIDC
For families 200% above the poverty level down (insurance)
1-800-252-8023

Early Childhood Intervention - ECI 
Children 0-3 years old
1-800-250-2246

Texas Respite Resource Network
210-704-2794

TDPRS- Protective & Regulatory Services ( Children & Adults)
1-800-252-5400, 24 hour hotline
1-512-438-4778

Texas Rehabilitation Commission-TRC
1-800-628-5115

Texas Commission for the Blind-TCB
1-800-252-5204

Texas Workforce Commission-TWC
1-512-381-4200

ICF-MR  1-800-292-2065 

The ARC of Texas 1-800-252-9729 
 The Arc of the Capital Area (formerly the Arc of Austin) 
 The Arc of Dallas 
 The Arc of Fort Bend County 
 Arc of Greater Houston 
 The Arc of San Antonio 

PART  1-512-453-7145 

 Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) 
 P.O. Box 27086
San Antonio, Texas 78227
(210) 292-3566 (210) 292-3567 Fax: (210) 292-3576 (210) 292- 3577 

 Kidds' Kids 
 c/o 106.1 KISS-FM
P.O. Box 106
Dallas, Texas 75221

 NICHCY Texas Contact Sheet 
Find your government officials e-mail addresses and web sites to a lot of places.

 Partners Resource Network, Inc. - The PATH Project 
1090 Longfellow, Suite B * Beaumont, TX * 77706-4819 
409-898-4684 or 800-866-4726

 Texas Advocates Supporting Kids with Disabilities (T.A.S.K.) 
 P.O. Box 162685
Austin, Texas  78716 
Telephone: 512 336-0897  
  
Bexar County Tx Office For Handicap placards and license plates
Call for nearest location.
220-2251

San Antonio Housing Authority
818 S Flores, SAT 78204
Housing Assistance Program
220-3312

Web site of the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD).
CTD is the oldest cross-disability advocacy organization in Texas.

http://www.cotwd.org

Advocacy, Inc. is a free service that helps families
with situations and problems that affect disabled individuals: http://www.advocacyinc.org/
Advocacy, Inc. 7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. #171-E Austin, TX 78757-1024
512-454-4816 (V/TDD) 512-323-0902 (Fax) 1-800-252-9108 (V/TDD)

Easter Seal in Texas
http://www.tx-nw.easter-seals.org/
National site: http://www.easter-seals.org/

Also, here's a blanket list of some Texas resources.
http://www.disabilityresources.org/TEXAS.html

Don't forget we have insure-a-kid/Texas partnership.  
Insure a child for $18/month.
http://www.insureakid.com/

Community MHMR Centers


ACCESS (Anderson/Cherokee Community Enrichment Services)
913 N. Jackson
Jacksonville, TX 75766
(903) 586-5507
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Andrews Center
2323 W. Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 597-1351
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Austin Travis County MHMR Center
1430 Collier Street
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 447-4141
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Betty Hardwick Center (Formerly Abilene Regional MHMR Center.)
2616 S. Clack
Abilene, TX 79606
(915) 690-5133
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Bluebonnet Trails Community MHMR Center
555-A Round Rock West Drive
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 255-1720
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Border Region MHMR Community Center (Formerly Laredo State Center.)
1500 Pappas
Laredo, TX 78041
(P.O. Box 1835, 78044-1835)
(956) 794-3000
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Burke Center
4101 S. Medford Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901-5699
(936) 639-1141
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Camino Real Community MHMR Center (Formerly Camino Real
State-Operated Community MHMR Services.)
19965 FM 3175 N.
Lytle, TX 78052 (P.O. Box 725, 78052)
(210) 357-0300
TTY: (210) 357-0468

The Center for Health Care Services
3031 IH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 731-1300
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Central Counties Center for MHMR Services
304 S. 22nd
Temple, TX 76501-4726
(254) 298-7000
TTY: (254) 298-7000, ext. 7999

Central Plains Center for MHMR and Substance Abuse
2700 Yonkers
Plainview, TX 79072-1892
(806) 293-2636
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

The Central Texas MHMR Center
408 Mulberry
Brownwood, TX 76804
(915) 646-9574
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Coastal Plains Community MHMR Center (Formerly Coastal Plain
State-Operated Community MHMR Services.)
200 Marriott
Portland, TX 78374
(361) 777-3991
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Dallas MetroCare Services
1380 River Bend Drive
Dallas, TX 75247-4914
(214) 743-1200
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Denton County MHMR Center
2519 Scripture
Denton, TX 76201
(P.O. Box 2346, 76202)
(940) 381-5000
TTY: (800) 269-6233

Gulf Bend MHMR Center
1502 E. Airline, Suite 25
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 575-0611
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

The Gulf Coast Center
123 Rosenberg, Suite 6
Galveston, TX 77550
(P.O. Box 2490, 77553-2490)
(409) 763-2373
(281) 488-2839
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center
110 S. 12th Street
Waco, TX 76703
(P.O. Box 890, 76703-0890)
(254) 752-3451
TTY: (254) 752-3451

Helen Farabee Regional MHMR Centers
1000 Brook Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
(940) 397-3300
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Hill Country Community MHMR Center
819 Water Street, Suite 300
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 792-3300
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

or

1901 Dutton Drive, Suite D
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 558-2000
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Hunt County Mental Health and Mental Retardation
4200 Stuart Street
Greenville, TX 75401
(903) 455-3987
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Johnson-Ellis-Navarro MHMR Services
1601 N. Anglin
Cleburne, TX 76031
(817) 558-1121
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Lakes Regional MHMR Center
650 N. Rockwall Street
Terrell, TX 75160
(P.O. Box 747, 75160-0747)
(972) 524-4159
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Life Management Center for MHMR Services
8929 Viscount
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 629-2665
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

LifePath Systems (Formerly Collin County MHMR Center.)
1416 N. Church Street
McKinney, TX 75069
(P.O. Box 828, 75070)
(972) 562-0190
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Lubbock Regional MHMR Center
1602 Tenth Street
Lubbock, TX 79401
(P.O. Box 2828, 79408-2828)
(806) 766-0202
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley
1504 S. Texas Avenue
Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 822-6467
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

MHMR Authority of Harris County
2850 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 970-7000
TTY: (713) 970-7014

MHMR of Tarrant County (Formerly Tarrant County MHMR Services.)
3840 Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 569-4300
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

MHMR Services for the Concho Valley
1501 W. Beauregard
San Angelo, TX 76901-4004
(915) 658-7750
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

MHMR Services of Texoma
5001 Airport Drive
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 786-4800
FAX: (903) 786-2345
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Northeast Texas MHMR Center
1C Oaklawn Center
Texarkana, TX 75501-4159
(903) 831-3646
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Nueces County MHMR Community Center
1630 S. Brownlee
Corpus Christi, TX 78404-3178
(361) 886-6900
TTY: (361) 886-6900

Pecan Valley MHMR Region
640 W. Green
Stephenville, TX 76401
(254) 965-7806
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Permian Basin Community Centers for MHMR
401 E. Illinois
Midland, TX 79701
(915) 570-3333
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Sabine Valley Center
107 Woodbine Place
Longview, TX 75601
(903) 758-2471
TTY: (903) 234-4221

Spindletop MHMR Services (Merger of Beaumont State Center and Life Resource.)
2750 S. 8th Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 839-1000
TTY: (409) 839-1000

Texana MHMR Center (Merger of Riceland Regional Mental Health Authority and Central Gulf State-Operated Community MHMR Services.)
4910 Airport Avenue
Rosenberg, TX 77471
(281) 342-9387
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Texas Panhandle MHMR (Merger of Amarillo State Center and Texas Panhandle Mental Health Authority.)
1501 S. Polk Street
Amarillo, TX 79101-4228
(P.O. Box 3250, 79116-3250)
(806) 337-1000
TTY: (806) 359-2025

Tri-County MHMR Services
1506 Old Montgomery Road
Conroe, TX 77305
(P.O. Box 3067, 77305-3067)
(936) 756-8331
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Tropical Texas Center for MHMR
1901 S. 24th Street
Edinburg, TX 78540
(P.O. Drawer 1108, 78539)
(956) 383-0121
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

West Texas Centers for MHMR
319 Runnels
Big Spring, TX 79720
(915) 263-0007
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Behavioral Health Service System

Dallas Area NorthSTAR Authority (DANSA)
10056 Marsh Lane, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 366-9417

State Hospitals

Austin State Hospital
4110 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751-4296
(512) 452-0381
TTY: (512) 419-2165

Big Spring State Hospital
1901 N. Highway 87
Big Spring, TX 79720
(915) 267-8216
TTY: (915) 268-7805

Kerrville State Hospital
721 Thompson Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 896-2211
TTY: (830) 257-8213

North Texas State Hospital, Vernon Campus
4730 College Drive
Vernon, TX 76384
(P.O. Box 2231, 76385-2231)
(940) 552-9901
TTY: (940) 552-9901

North Texas State Hospital, Wichita Falls Campus
6515 Lake Road
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(P.O. Box 300, 76307-0300)
(940) 692-1220
TTY: (940) 692-1220

Rusk State Hospital
U.S. Highway 69 N.
Rusk, TX 75785
(P.O. Box 318, 75785-0318)
(903) 683-3421
TTY: (903) 683-7799

San Antonio State Hospital
6711 S. New Braunfels
San Antonio, TX 78223
(P.O. Box 23991, Highland Hill Station 78223-0991)
(210) 532-8811
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Terrell State Hospital
1200 E. Brin
Terrell, TX 75160
(P.O. Box 70, 75160-0070)
(972) 563-6452
TTY: (972) 563-4479

Waco Center for Youth
3501 N. 19th Street
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 756-2171
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

State Schools

Abilene State School
S. 25th and Maple
Abilene, TX 79602
(P.O. Box 451, 79604-0451)
(915) 692-4053
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Austin State School
2203 W. 35th Street
Austin, TX 78703
(P.O. Box 1269, 78767-1269)
(512) 454-4731
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Brenham State School
4001 Highway 36 S.
Brenham, TX 77833-9611
(979) 836-4511
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Corpus Christi State School
902 Airport Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
(P.O. Box 9297, 78469-9297)
(361) 888-5301
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Denton State School
I-35 E. South
Denton, TX 76205
(P.O. Box 368, 76202-0368)
(940) 891-0342
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989
Admissions: (940) 591-3379
Superintendent: (940) 591-3302

Lubbock State School
3401 N. University
Lubbock, TX 79417
(P.O. Box 5396, 79408-5396)
(806) 763-7041
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Lufkin State School
Highway 69 North
Lufkin, TX 75902
(P.O. Drawer 1648, 75902-1648)
(936) 634-3353
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Mexia State School
Highway 171
Mexia, TX 76667
(P.O. Box 1132, 76667-1132)
(254) 562-2821
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

Richmond State School
2100 Preston
Richmond, TX 77469-1499
(281) 344-4681
TTY: (281) 344-4558

San Angelo State School
10950 U.S. Highway 87 N.
Carlsbad, TX 76934
(P.O. Box 38, 76934-0038)
(915) 465-4391
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

San Antonio State School
6711 S. New Braunfels
San Antonio, TX 78223
(P.O. Box 14700, Harlandale Station 78214-4700)
(210) 532-9610
Relay Texas: (800) 735-2989

State Centers

El Paso State Center
6700 Delta Drive
El Paso, TX 79905 (P.O. Box 20019, 79998)
(915) 782-6300
TTY: (915) 775-1916

Rio Grande State Center
1401 S. Rangerville Road
Harlingen, TX 78550
(P.O. Box 2668, 78551)
956-425-8900
TTY: (956) 425-8900

MEETINGS 

Mental Retardation Planning Advisory Council
1st Tuesday of the month, 10am
Houston, TX 3110 Southwest Freeway
Dee Hall 713-970-7150

Bay area Community Resource Meetings
3rd Thursday of every month, 8:30am
Bay Area United Way Service Center
Barbara V. Rivas 281-282-6038

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Regular Meeting
October 11, 2001
Lubbock, TX Lubbock Regional MHMR
purecntry@email.msn.com 806-765-9183

San Antonio Autism Society
3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30 am, babysitting available. 
Northside Church of Christ, 16318 San Pedro Avenue. 
Phone: 210-308-8752, www.sanantonioautism.org

Autism Support Group
3rd Tuesday of the Month
San Antonio, TX  "Any Baby Can Office"
210-227-0170

The ARC of Texoma
2nd Monday of each month

The ARC of Greater Houston Parent Support Groups
Aldine:		3rd Friday 10-12
Channelview:	1st Monday 7-9pm
Alief:		1st Thursday 6:30-8:30pm
Contact Monica Vaughan 713-957-1600

The Attention Defecit Disorders Association Southern Region
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Call 281-897-0982

The Autism Society of Collin County
Support/Networking
3rd Monday of the month
Call 214-925-2722

Collin County Autism Society
1st Tuesday of every month 
Plano, TX
Call 214-925-2722

FEAT-Houston, Inc.
2nd Thursday of odd numbered months 7-9pm
Call FEAT at 281-348-7067 www.feathouston.org

Friends Interested in Students Needing Pervasive Supports (FISH)
Call 713-694-6300 x315

Greater Houston Chapter of the ASA
2nd Saturday 9:30am
Call 713-513-7575

Houston Parent Information Network
1st Thursday at the Children's Museum 12 noon
Call 713-926-2580 or 713-661-5511

Parents Educating Parents
1st Tuesday 9:30am
3rd Tuesday 11:30-1:30pm
Call 281-362-1918 or 281-363-3619

PDD/IDA
4th Tuesday except in December - 7pm
Call Gina 713-660-0944  www.hounet.com/autism

Dallas Asperger Network for all PDD's - DANISH
Meets 4th Thursday of the month.
Richardson, TX

The Autism Society of Greater Tarrant County
3rd Tuesday of every month
Child Study Center  6:30pm
Fort Worth, TX
http://www.asgtc.org

Texas Gulf Coast Chapter - ASA
2nd Tuesday of each month except December 7-9pm
Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
Clear Lake, TX
http://kidquest.com/asa/tgcc

Family to Family Network of Collin County
For families with children of all types of special needs or chronic illnesses.
3rd Thursday of each month during the school year
Dallas, TX  Christ Episcopal Church
713-466-6304

Easter Seals of Greater Dallas
Massage Class for Special Needs Children
3rd Wednesday of month - 10-11:30am
Carrollton, TX  Trinity Center
Lisa 972-394-8900  
PHYSICIANS:
PEDIATRICIANS

  DAN Doctor:
Melissa Kempf, M.D.
1777 NE Loop 410, Ste. 200
San Antonio, TX 78217
ph: 210-822-3646
fax: 210-822-5242

NORTHSIDE:

  Dr. Valentina Velma
  525 Oak Centre Dr.
  San Antonio, TX 78258
  495-7334

  SOUTHSIDE:

  Dr. Zarzamora Girgis-female
  6315 South Zarzamora
  San Antonio, TX
  924-9254

  NORTHEAST:

  Dr. Nadine Liu
  1901 Toepperwein
  San Antonio, TX 
  599-3840

  MEDICAL CENTER:

  Dr. Laura Davis
  4499 Medical Dr. (Methodist)
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  614-4499

  Dr. Jorge Saravia
  Santa Rosa Northwest Tower One
  Santa Rosa-Northwest Medical Center
  2829 Babcock Rd.
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  614-3657

  PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION PHYSICIAN

  Dr. Currie
  Santa Rosa Children's Clinic
  519 West Houston -downtown
  San Antonio, TX 78207
  704-2387

  PODIATRISTS

  Richard N. Goad, DPM
  M & S Tower
  730 North Main Suite 824
  San Antonio, TX 78205-1105
  299-3922

  ORTHOPEDISTS

  Pediatric Orthopedists
  Dr. Stanley, Dr. Warman, Dr. Kaye Wilkins
  Nurse-Barbara
  7940 Floyd Curl Dr.
  #630 Medical Center Tower II
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  692-1613
  also at Rosa Verde Towers-Downtown
  343 West Houston #303
  San Antonio, TX 78205

  Dr. Robert Campbell
  UT Health Science Center
  Dept. Of Orthopedics
  7703 Floyd Curl Dr. #N200
  San Antonio, TX 78284-7774

  Dr. Robert Glendhill
  8122 Datapoint Dr. Suite 1240
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  Also at 525 Oak Centre, Suite 400
  San Antonio, TX 78258
  614-3900

  NEUROLOGISTS

  Dr. Jerry Tomasovic
  4410 Medical Dr. #400
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  615-2333

  OPTHALMOLOGIST

  Dr. John Mumma & Dr. John Zwaan
  8038 Wurzbach Suite 520
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  615-8474

  Dr. Susan Berry
  12709 Toepperwein (Northeast)
  Live Oak, TX 78233
  654-0469

  Dr. McCash
  85 NE Loop 410 Suite 112
  San Antonio, TX 78216
  340-6633

  DEVELOPMENTAL OPTOMETRIST

  Dr. Nelson Greeman III
  249 E Hildebrand 
  San Antonio, TX 78212
  824-4503

  EARS, NOSE, THROAT - OTOLARYNGOLOGY

  Dr. William Mimms
  Northeast Medical Center
  8711 Village Dr. Suite 310
  San Antonio, TX 78217
  656-0404

  Dr. Walter Bain
  1303 McCullough Ave, Suite 212
  San Antonio, TX 78212
  226-8982

  Dr. Juan Bonilla
  Dr. R. Donald Moe
  Dr. Jose Arturo Bonilla
  525 Oak Centre, Suite 400
  Stone Oak Parkway
  San Antonio, TX 78258-3912
  490-1400

  GENETICISTS

  Dr. Robert Young
  540 Madison Oak R.
  San Antonio, TX 78258
  545-4848
  also at 8527 Village Dr.
  San Antonio, TX 78217
  655-399

  CARDIOLOGISTS

  Dr. Schroeder & Dr. Bloom
  4499 Medical Dr. (Methodist)
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  614-3264

  Dr. James Rogers
  1901 Babcock Rd
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  341-7722

  DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICIANS

  Dr. Patricia Harkins
  8042 Wurzbach 
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  692-3439

  Dr. Robert Clayton
  519 W. Houston - Santa Rosa Children's Clinic
  San Antonio, TX 78207
  704-2387

  Dr. Chris Johnson
  Village of Hope
  701 South Zarzamora
  San Antonio, TX 78207
  358-7375

  DENTISTRY

  Melvin Shanley
  Oakhills Professional Building
  338 Northaven Dr
  San Antonio, TX 78229
  344-8383

  Pediatric Dentistry
  6758 Poss Rd (at Bandera between Huebner and Grissom)
  San Antonio, TX 78128
  680-7841

  Santa Rosa Dental Clinic
  704-2205

  SANTA ROSA CENTER FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
  Wheelchair Clinic: 704-3764
  Spasticity Clinic: 704-3863
  Spina Bifida Clinic: 704-2963
  Dental Clinic: 704-2205
  333 North Santa Rosa
  San Antonio, TX 78207

  RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE CLINIC
  Phone: 652-3432

  WILFORD HALL MEDICAL CENTER - WHMC
   WHMC Pediatrics 292-7177
  WHMC Pediatric Clinic 292-7520
  WHMC Pediatric Nurses Station 292-6644

  CAMP - CHILDREN ACHIEVING MAXIMUM POTENTIAL
  671-4098

  BROOK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
  Adolescent Clinic: 916-4735
  Pediatric Clinic: 916-3206
RESTAURANTS:

It is a kid friendly restaurant without a playground.
We have brought in our own food for my son's special diet.
Kids eat free with adult purchases.
They have buffets and breakfast can be ordered all day.
Shoney's  
8206 IH 35 North
San Antonio, TX 78239
599-4944
DAYCARE-CENTERS
The ARC Childcare Centers
The DeZavala Center is for Northside & SAISD areas
The West Ave Center is for Northeast and related areas
Contact person for both centers is Sonia at 490-4300. 
Mi Casa
Mi Casa of San Antonio
8601 Cinnamon Creek
561-7660
After school, holiday, and summer hours for children with disabilities

DAYCARE-IN HOME:

Sharon Agnew
Cares for all children, including special needs.
She cared for my autistic son when I worked.
She has 2 children that we LD and ADHD and will work with special diets.
NorthEast Side, 
between Rittiman & Eisenhauer
Judson School District
657-3889

Cool Cuts 4 Kids
They have videos games and movies to play while having their haircut.
They will allow a child to stand up, sit in one of the cars, a regular seat, etc.. to get the job done.
8222 Angora Parkway -
The Forum at 1604 & IH35
566-0723

Autism-Friendly Therapists, Consultants, Trainers 
AIT-
Auditory Integration Therapy
Performs AIT for a very reasonable price.
She works great with autistic children and finding ways for them to use the headphones.
Vicky Abreau
7006 Millstream
San Antonio, TX 78238
680-7137
SPEECH & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

April Smith's Office-Speech
4402 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX  78230
226-1166
Warm Springs-Speech, OT, PT, Sensory Integration
5101 Medical Drive, San Antonio, TX  78229, 616-0100
8601 Village Dr, San Antonio, TX  78217, 599-2030
7616 Culebra, San Antonio, TX  78251, 682-2346
750 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX, 830-606-3658
Stone Oak Therapy
http://www.stoneoaktherapy.com/ 
(210) 798-2273
TreeHouse Pediatrics: http://www.treehousepediatrics.com 
Atrium 85 NE Loop 410 Ste. 312, 
San Antonio, Tx 78215, 
Phone: 210-340-2627, 210-599-2030
Roz Mazal-Occupational Therapist and cranial sacral therapy
Certified in lymphatic drainage
872-2871
Dr. Kreitz
Allergy elimination through muscle testing and acupressure reprogramming-no blood test.

Myrna Schtzbank-Speech Pathologist, cranial sacral therapy
404-1106
Barbara Samfield-Speech Pathologist, Oral Motor
495-9944

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Consultant:  Terri Locke
Has a lot of experience with behavior problems.
She can come to your house and help you solve problems your may be having with your child.
You will probably notice her name as she speaks a lot on 
behaviors, toilet training and related problems.
She may also be able to help you find in-home trainers for ABA style programs.
PAGER:  713-9533
Busy Bodies
A non-profit motor behavior program.
Sue Selander and Dr. Strauss
11985 Starcrest
San Antonio, TX
Gross Motor Movements & skills with ABA approach,
Handwriting & School Help
210-545-2840
 
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES (GROUP HOMES)

Aniol River Gardens
750 Rusk, New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 609-4400

Autistic Treatment Center
16111 Nacogdoches  78247-1002
ICF-MR Level 5 Group Homes /HCS
590-2107

Community Assisted Living / Associated Benefits - CALAB
6502 Bandera Rd., Ste 212 SAT, 78238
ICF-MR Level 5 & 6 Group Homes / HCS
647-0191                         Fax: 647-7639

Complete Life Care
6647 Cade's Cove, SAT, 78238
ICF-MR Level 5 & 6 Group Homes
520-0774

Council Oaks
11902 Toepperwein, Suite 1001, SAT 78233
ICF-MR Level 5 & 6 Group Homes
646-0717

Dreams Come True, Inc.
3242 Swandale SAT, 78230
ICF-MR Level 5 Group Homes
979-6420

EduCare
10515 Gulfdale, SAT, 78216
ICF-MR Level 5 & 6 Group Homes / HCS
979-7009

Falcon Homes
9714 Knob Oak, SAT 78250
ICF-MR Level 5  Group Homes
630-6768

Growing Capabilities, Inc.
4338 Wind Valley, SAT 78261
ICF-MR Level 5 Group Homes
980-9565

Hill Country Support Services Inc.
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 104, SAT 78230
HCS Only
354-3691                        Sandy Smith

Home Life & Community Services, Inc.
505 E Travis, Suite 200, SAT 78205
HCS Only
340-8256

Lange & Ford, Inc. 
2002 Pine Tree, SAT 78232
ICF-MR Level 5 Group Homes
494-1956

Martin Luther Homes of Texas
324 S Loop 123 Business, Seguin TX 78155
(830) 924-92665

Mi Casa HCS Program
4142 Dakota Sun, SAT 78244-3277
HCS Only
661-6437

Mission Road Development Center
8706 Mission Rd, SAT 78214 
ICF-MR Level 1 & 5 Group Homes / HCS/ Semi-
Independent Apartments
656-6674

Progressive Life of San Antonio
(Formerly Skyview Group Homes)
11124 Wurzbach, Suite 204, SAT 78230
ICF-MR Level 5 & 8 Group Homes / HCS
558-3097                           Fax: 558-9791

R & K Specialized Homes, Inc.
1550 NE Loop 410, Suite 206
ICF-MR Level 5 Group Homes / HCS
805-0802                      Fax: 805-0744

Residential Management, Inc.
6336 Montgomery Rd., SAT 78239
ICF-MR Level 1, 5 & 6 Group Homes / HCS / Semi-
Independent Apartments
656-6674

Skyview Living Centers, Inc.
4703 Goldfield, SAT, 78218
ICF-MR Level 5 (97 Residents)
661-6751

South Texas Community Living Corp.
14607 San Pedro, Suite 205, SAT 78232
ICF-MR Level 5&6 Group Homes/ HCS 
494-1030

Specialized Home Life
PO Box 33487, SAT 78217
ICF-MR Level 5 Group Homes
599-8656

Willow Development Center
3700 Belgium, SAT 78219
ICF-MR Level 6 (208 Residents)
227-5722

Yes I Can
4231 Centergate, SAT 78217
HCS Only
599-6668

Respite Services

C.A.M.P.	292-3575

Respite Care of San Antonio
Davidson Respite House
PO Box 12633, SAT 78212
737-1212
737-0767 (Davidson RH after hours only)

Respite Station-Santa Rosa Hospital
519 W Houston
228-3497
LEARNING DISABILITIES (LD) AND 
ATTENTION DEFECIT HYPERACTIVITY
 DISORDER (ADHD)

ADD Warehouse
Resource books on attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
1-800-ADD-WARE		1-800-233-9273

Learning Disabilities Association
(512) 458-8324

The Learning Foundation
After School Tutoring 
3331A Wurzbach, SAT 78238	681-0033
15118 Jones Maltsburger, SAT 78247

The Winston School of San Antonio
8565 Ewing Halsell, SAT 78229
Private School for 1-12 grades for individuals with learning disabilities.
 615-6544

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT / MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Alamo Mobility 
6473 DeZavala Rd, SAT 78249
Driving Aids 
697-8884

Bexar Care 7410 John Smith Dr, Suite 214-A, SAT 78229
Authorized Medicaid Provider, durable medical equipment
614-3804

D&L Medical Products 
9701 Dessau Rd, Suite 202, Austin TX 78754
Authorized Medicaid provider, durable medical equipment 
800-880-7402

Davila Pharmacy 
1423 Guadalupe, Suite 108, SAT 78207
Authorized Medicaid Provider, medical appliances
266-5293

Lynay 
8474 Fredricksburg Rd, Suite 100, SAT 78229
Authorized Medicaid Provider, durable medical equipment
614-9100

New Directions 
2219 Babcock Rd, SAT 78229
Info and evals for assistive technology and wheelchairs
614-7138 614-1910

Para-Driving 4714 Broom, SAT 78229
Driving Aids 
655-5438
Rehab in Motion
5460 Babcock Rd Suite 100, SAT 78240

San Antonio Orthotics & Prosthetics
7220 Louis Pasteur, SAT 78229
Leg braces, etc
616-0761

Simon & Simon
9207 Huebner Rd, SAT 78240
821-6581

Summit DME
5405 Bandera Rd, Suite 116, SAT 78238
Authorized Medicaid provider, durable medical equipment
521-9800

Wheelchairs Plus
7719 Wurzbach Rd, SAT 78229949-1660

Project M.E.N.D.
1201Austin St, SAT 78208
Rents used equipment, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
223-6363

ATTORNEYS

In Houston-Jeff Sell
HITT, PATTERSON & SELL
   He has a lot of knowledge about autism, vaccine injuries, and of course a lot more.
He also has twin autistic boys and is very kind passionate about our plight.
    http://www.HittPattersonSell.com 

Yolanda Gonzales-Alvarez
102 Marshall< SAT 78212
Guardship, Medicaid & Social Security
212-6020

Michael Archer
8207 Callaghan Rd, Suite 425, SAT 78230
Social Security 
349-7772

Patricia Ann Bath
100 W Houston St, Suite 1550, SAT 78205-1457
Estate Planning & Guardship
224-9144

Carol Bertsch
1919 San Pedro, SAT 78212
Medicaid
735-9911

Margie Boldrick 
1777
MNE Loop 410,Suite 600, SAT 78217
Estate Planning

John Heard 
3737 Broadway, Suite 310,SAT 78209
Social Security
820-3737

Jim House
8620 New Braunfuels, Suite 315, SAT 78217
Estate Planning 
821-6863
Cheryl Mc Mullan
111 Soledad, Suite 300, SAT 78205
Estate Planning, Guardship &* Medicaid 
212-4067

Marc Perkins
12500 San Pedro, Suite 555, SAT 78216
Guardship
496-1516

Patricia Sitchler
112 E Pecan 30th floor, SAT 78205
Estate planning Guardship & Medicaid
224-4491

Charlene Smith
5451 Grissom, SAT 78238
Guardship
521-6622

Connie Somers 
711 Navaro, Suite 777, SAT 78205
Social security
271-7807

K,T, Whitehead
6102 Broadway, Suite B-2, Sat 78209
Estate Planning, Guardship & Medicaid
930-4300

GENERAL POPULATION COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Busy Bodies
A non-profit motor behavior program.
Sue Selander and Dr. Strauss
11985 Starcrest

San Antonio, TX
Gross Motor Movements & skills with ABA approach,
Handwriting & School Help
210-545-2840


Catholic Charities
Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities & Immigration
2903 W. Salinas, SAT 78207
433-3256

Christian Assistance Ministries - CAM
110 McCollough, SAT 78215
Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities
223-6648

Community Acton Program - CAP
Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities
Call for nearest location
207-7135

Ella Austin Community Center
1023 N. Pine, SAT 78202
Food, Clothing, Utilities
224-2351

Greater Randolph Area Services Program
426 E Aviation, Universal City TX 78148
Randolph & Marion area only
Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities
656351

Greater Corinth Baptist Church
500 S New Braunfels, SAT 78203
Food Only
M-F 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ONLY
533-7991

Guadalupe Community Center
1801 W Durango, SAT 78207
Rent, Utilities, & GED
In area only
226-6178

Habitat for Humanity
311 Probant, SAT 78204
Build homes for low-income families
223-5203

Health Care for the Homeless
204 Nolan, SAT 78202
229-9322

Helping Hands Lifeline Foundation
Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities, Prescriptions
Call M-W-F mornings only
922-4280

House of Neighborly Service
407 N Calaveras St
Food only
434-2301

Link-up America
Reduced telephone service for low income families
800-244-5188

Presa Community Center
3721 S Presa, SAT 78210
Senior Nutrition Center
532-5295

Project Warm
For CPS assistance during winter only
299-7835 or 220-6770

Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program - RACAP
Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities
NE area only
M-F 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
658-1613

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities
225-7837

San Antonio Alternate Housing
1215 S Trinity, SAT 78207
Helps low income families own homes
224-2349

Salvation Army
226 Nolan St
Temporary shelter for men
226-2291

Salvation Army-Hope Center
510 N Flores St, SAT 78212
Food anytime, For Clothing, Rent & Utilities must telephone on
Mondays by 9 a.m. for appointment
352-2020

SAMM Center
910 W Commerce, SAT 78207
Temporary Shelter
224-5358

San Antonio Food Bank
4311 Director Dr., SAT 78219
Food
337-3663 

Terri Locke
Behavior Consultant, Parent Training,
Home & School Intervention,
Vocational & Functional Life Skills Training
Phone (published with permission)
210-771-3166

Wesley Community Center
1406 Fitch, SAT 78211
Food, Clothing, Utilities & Counseling in their area only
924-5191

United Way Help Line
227-4357

RECREATIONAL/LEISURE ACTIVITIES

The Arc of San Antonio, Inc.
Heart in Hand Square Dance Group
Meets Tuesday evenings
490-4300

A.W.A.R.E. San Marcos
Sam Marcos, TX
Therapeutic Riding for people with special needs
(512) 754-6773

Busy Bodies
San Antonio, TX
Gross Motor Skill, Handwriting & School Help
210-545-2840

Children's Association for Maximum Potential - C.A.M.P.
Administration	292-3566
Fax	292-3576
Littlest CAMP	292-3560
Camping		292-3574
C.A.M.P. Camp (summer only)		830-634-2267


Circle T Equestrian Therapy Center
9560 Hildebrand Rd., SAT 78222  
Therapeutic riding for people with special needs
633-0678

Mary Kay Studios, Creative Music Education
9590 Campton Farms, SAT 78250
Music Lessons
647-3238

R&K All-Stars Special Olympic Team
Coach: Roy Hernandez	805-0802

The Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding
17530 Old Evans Rd., Selma TX 78154
Therapeutic riding for people with special needs
651-9574

St. David's Episcopal Church & School
1300 Wilshire, SAT 78209
Saturday bowling		824-2481

San Antonio Area 20 Special Olympics
10233 McAllister Frwy Ste 100, SAT 78216
530-9898 Fax: 530-9896

Songsters Choir
Gail Phillips    805-0802

Sunburst Gymnastics
7903 Mainland Dr., SAT 79250
680-0944

Triple H Equitherapy
789 Backhaus Rd, Pipecreek, TX 78063
Therapeutic riding for people with special needs
(830) 510-9515

TRANSPORTATION

Medical Transportation		1-877-633-8747
(For medical appointments only)	(1-877-MEDI-TRIP)
Medicaid eligibility required

Transportation for the Elderly	  226-9212

VIA-Trans	  227-5371 ext. 8375

RESOURCE/REFERRAL/ADVOCACY SERVICES

The Arc of San Antonio, Inc.
Advocacy, Resources & Choices
(Formally the Association for Retarded Citizens
13430 West Ave, SAT 78216
490-4300 Fax 490-5196

ARC-TX	800-252-9729		Fax: 512-54-4956
ARC-US	800-433-5255		Fax: 817-277-3491

Advocacy, Inc
Information / Assistance about legal rights of persons with disabilities
Intake:		800-252-9108(Spec ED calls)
All others:	800-223-4206
M-F, 12:30- Thursdays, 12:30-8:00 p.m.

Advocacy Inc. - San Antonio
434 S. Main Ave, SAT 78204
227-0111

Any Baby Can, Inc.
5410  Fredericksburg Rd., Suite 104 SAT 78229
377-0222                                    fax: 377-0497

Center On Independent Living -COIL
4905 Center Park Blvd. SAT 78218
599-7711

Parent Resource Network - The Path Project
4602 Cobble Crest, SAT 78218
654-7015

Project Poder
School issues, literature, rights
222-2637

San Antonio Area Disability Advocates -SAADA
Meet at Luby's Cafeteria McCreless, 1st Tuesday of the month, 5:30-7:30p.m
523-0544                LMSW President


San Antonio Independent Living Services -SAILS
1028 S Alamo, Suite 1, SAT 78210
281-1878 Fax: 281-1759

San Antonio League of Self Advocates- SALSA
231 Montclair, SAT 78209
828-7125 Fax: 821-5530

Texas Communication for the Blind
4204 Woodcock, Suite 274 SAT 78228
732-9751 Fax: 735-7508

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

The Arc- SA/ Commission Living Assistance Support Services -CLASS
Medicaid Waiver Program for those with Developmental Disabilities
Program Information: 490-4300
Waitlist in Austin:  (512)438-5658

The Arc- SA/ Comprehensive School- Based Case
Management- Children with Special Health Care Needs
Program (Formerly CIDC)
490-4300

Advance National Headquarters
301 S. Frio Suite SAT 78207
Parenting Education, Adult Literacy, Fatherhood Services, 
Child Abuse/ Neglect Intervention
220-1788

Advance of San Antonio
2300 W. Commerce Suite 304 SAT 78207
Parenting Education, Adult Literacy, Fatherhood Services, Child Abuse/ Neglect
Intervention
270-4630 Fax: 270-4612

Jewish Family Services
12500 NW Military Hwy, Suite 250, SAT 78231
Counseling, Guardianship & Various Support Groups
302-6920

Mental Health Association of Greater San Antonio
901 NE Loop 410. Suite 504, SAT 78209
826-2288

Muscular Dystrophy Association Of South Texas
2391 NE Loop 410, Suite 313, SAT 78217
Diagnostic exams, medical follow- up, carrier- testing counseling, equipment, 
PT/OT, summer camp, support groups
650-3181

Projects Jobs of San Antonio
231 Montclair, SAT 78209
Information about supportive employment and empowerment. Monthly Newsletter
828-7125 FAX: 821-5530

San Antonio Alliance for the Mentally III
2339 W Woodlawn, SAT 78228
Monthly meetings and apartment living
Call 10a.m- 2p.m. on MWQF
734-3349

Texas Commission for the Blind
4204 Woodcock Suite 274, SAT 78228
Assistance for visually impaired from the birth to adult

The Center For Health Care Services

CHCS( Formerly Bexar County Mental Health & Mental Retardation Center- 
BCMHMRC
Information					731-1300
Intake						731-1335
Adult Training Residence (ATR) ICF-MR 1		732-4966
Case Management					731-1335
Comm Hab Integration Program Services		532-5159
Crisis Unit						225-5481
Diagnosis 					731-1335
Employment Connections				532-5159
Family Resources					731-1335
Home & Community-based Services/HCS		731-1335
I n Home & Family Support				532-5158
MR Residential					659-5857
MR Clinical Services				731-1335/532-5158

ADULT DAY SERVICES

The Arc of  San Antonio, Inc.
Project Choice
13430 West Ave Sat 78216
Adult Day Habilitation and Vocational Programs
490-4300 Fax: 490-5196

Alternative Business Services-ABS
Vocational Programs and Day Habilitation
N: 5403 Jackwood,  SAT 78238	509-7567	Fax: 509-7514
NE: 5121 Crestway, Suite 115, SAT 78239   967-9699

Autistic Treatment Center
16111 Nacogdoches SAT 78247
Vocational Workshop & Day Habilitation 
590-2107

The Center for Health Care Services - CHCS
227 W Drexel SAT 78210
C.H.I.P.S			532-5159
Employment Connections      532-5159

Council Oaks
11901 Toepperwein Suite 1001 SAT 78233
Adult Occupational Program for Developmentally Disabled
Residents
646-0717

Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center
Head Injury / New Beginnings Program
2203 Babcock Rd, SAT 78229
Day Habilitation and Vocational Training
614-3911

Goodwill Industries
ERI-4722 Eisenhaur RD, SAT 78218		599-7107
North- 4630 Hamilton Wolfe, SAT  78229	614-1656
South-3830 Pleasanton RD, SAT 78221	924-8581

Health, Inc.
217 Cactus St., SAT 78203
DAHS Program
532-3977		FAX: 532-2126

Mission Road Development Center
8706 Mission Rd SAT 78214-3144
DAHS Program
924-9265

Mother Earth Daycare
8464 Barron Rd SAT 78240
DAHS Program
691-1778 FAX: 691-2959
Pos-Abilties, Inc.
10515 Gulfdale SAT 78216
Vocational Workshop and Day Habilitaion
979-7009

San Antonio Lighthouse
2305 Roosevelt SAT 78217
Vocational and Rehabilitation services for blind and visually impaired
533-5195

Sterling Adult Day Services (Formally Golden Comfort)
4252 Thousand Oaks SAT 78217
DAHS Program
656-1772 FAX: 656-2275

Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Central		225-3281
North		349-2684
Northeast		650-0943
South		924-9205
West		434-9421

Unicorn Center, Inc
1300 West Avenue SAT 78201
Vocational Workshop & Day Habilitation
737-3355 FAX: 737-3208

Unique Adult Day Services
2845 Thousand Oaks, SAT 78232
DAHS Program
499-5151

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

The Arc of San Antonio, Inc.
A Caring Choice - After School Care
13430 West Ave SAT 78216
490-4300 FAX: 490-5196
North	558-6607
Northeast	491-3477

Autistic Treatment Center
16111 Nacogdoches SAT 78247
Educational Services
590-2107

Brighton School
271 E Lullwood, SAT 78212
ECI Program 826-4492

Children Learning Center- CLC
333 W Lovera SAT 78213
Day Program for Children with Autism & MR Age 3-21
Functional Living Skills for Young Children & Adult Supportive Employment 
733-1017

Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center
2203 Babcock Rd, SAT 78229
ECI Program
614-3911

Mi Casa of San Antonio
8601 Cinnamon Creek
561-7660

New Directions 
2219 Babcock Rd, SAT 78229
Info and evals for assistive technology and wheelchairs
614-1910

Paces Program
The Center for Health Care Services - CHCS
227 W Drexel SAT 78210
ECI Program
532-5158

Parent Information Exchange- PIE
511 E Craig Place, SAT 78212
Agency/program information binder for sale
Margaret Larcade		733-0260

Village of Hope
701 S  Zaramora
Center for children with learning disabilities
358-7375

CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL

Child Care Management Services - CCMS
1222 N Main Suite 115, SAT 78212
Child care funding and placement
246-5200

Southwest Institute Educational Advancement - SIEA
(Formerly Child Care Services)
PO Box 701364, SAT 78270
Assistance in locating childcare services for special needs children
and providing on site and group training workshops. 
885-5250

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