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Parental &Family Resources

Financial Planning

Stevens Financial Group
777 Main Street Suite 2260

Fort Worth Tx 76102
(817) 332-4451

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Nexus Advisors, LLC
10000 N. Central Expressway, Suite 12000

Dallas Tx 75321
(972) 348-6368
If you are caring for a person with a disability or other special needs, you should consider Special Care Life Planning with Nexus Advisors. Our Special Care Planning Team can provide access to information, specialists, and financial solutions that can help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and special needs. Special Care Planning assists caregivers now, and in the future, when you are no longer able to provide care. We can show you ways to help improve your quality of life and that of other family members, now and in the future. 

Life Planning for Families of Special Needs
3939 Beltline Rd #310

Addison Tx 75001
(972) 964-3444
A non-profit organization dedicated towards the advancement of programs to assist families develop care plans that maximize disabled individuals opportunities, goals and objectives, while protecting their government benefits and ensuring future care.

Guardianship & Estate Planning

Blankenship, Wiland & O’Connor
Dallas Tx

(214) 691-3400
Estate Planning - Special Needs Trusts

Chris W. Mimms, Mimms & Rochelle, LLP
3102 Maple Avenue Suite 625, LB 8

Dallas Tx 75201
(214) 855-5160

Denton County Guardianship Services, Inc
220 E. McKinney St, Suite 220

Denton Tx 76201
(940) 387-5788

Leigh Hilton Attorney at Law
2717 Wind River Lane, Suite 131
Denton, TX 76210
940 387-8800
Leigh Hilton can help you protect your loved one with special needs by setting up a Supplemental Needs Trust or to obtaining guardianship.  Leigh Hilton helps you protect the two most important things in your life: everyone you love and everything you own.

The Livens Law Firm
Toll Free: 800-569-2663

2516 Harwood Road, Suite 100
Bedford (Fort Worth), TX 76021
Phone: 817-545-3425
Fax: 817-545-9847

4213 Wiley Post
Addison (Dallas), TX 75001
Phone: 972-432-8844
Fax: 972-702-0044

Stephen J. Livens, CPA & Attorney specializes in Estate, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning.  Mr. Livens graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law and is an active member in several national, state and local professional organizations including the Academy of Special Needs Planners, Special Needs Alliance, and NAELA.  Mr. Livens is a co-author of the best sellers; Generations – Planning Your Legacy; Ways and Means – Understanding Retirement Plans; and Love, Control and Money.  Mr. Livens was named as one of the top estate planning attorneys in Texas by Fort Worth, Texas magazine.  The Firm has offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.  Mr. Livens is available for speaking engagements throughout the state of Texas. 

Robert C. Ramirz, Esq.Coorpender & Ramirez,
PLLCGuardianship Issues

3000 S. Stemmons Fwy Suite 200

Lake Dallas Tx 75065
(214) 850-8156
Our lawyers provide focused knowledge and compassionate counsel in all facets of legal guardianship.  Whether you are planning ahead for a child with disabilities or making arrangements for an elderly parent incapacitated by illness or dementia, we guide you to informed decisions that serve the best interests of all involved.

Stephen E. Dubner
3000 S. Stemmons Fwy, Suite 200

Lake Dallas Tx 75065
(940) 239-7568
We recognize that families who have children with special needs face unique challenges, which requires an experienced attorney. The Law Office of Stephen E. Dubner represents clients in the areas of guardianship, probate, family law, and collaborative law. We pride ourselves on professional representation in focused areas of the law and maintain the highest level of personalized service to our clients. For uncontested guardianships, we provide services on a low flat rate so our clients do not need to worry about uncertain legal expenses.

The Law Office of Jeffrey P. Bates
101 South First Street

Lufkin Tx 75901
(936) 639-2900
Areas of Concentration: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning (including Special Needs Trusts),Small Business and Corporate Law.

The Duran Firm
3102 Maple Ave., Suite 625

Dallas Tx 75201
(214) 227-6400
Guardianship is a legal process designed to allow parents of children with special needs to continue to make decisions for their son or daughter after their son or daughter reaches adulthood. The Duran Firm can help you obtain legal guardianship over your incapacitated son or daughter so that you can ensure that his or her health, finances, and well-being are protected. The firm is often able to assist parents for a low fixed fee.  Please contact The Duran Firm today to see if you qualify.

*** For special education advocates and attorney’s please see Educational Resources

Home Services

Queen of Declutter
DFW Metro Area Tx

(817)349-3799 (817) 999-0481
Is important paperwork escaping you? Do you spend too much time looking for things? Is the clutter overwhelming?  Who is in control - you or your space? The Queen of Declutter focuses on creating organizational systems that save YOU time, money and sanity. As both a mother of a special needs child and a Six Sigma Expert, I specialize in the organizational needs of home office owners and families with non-typical children. So let’s declutter and get your space working for you!

Childcare & Nanny Placement

Beyond Sitters
5209 Threshing

Fort Worth Tx 76179
(817) 944-3153
A babysitting database that connects families with college students

Child CareGroup
8484 N. Stemmons Freeway #500

Dallas Tx 75247
(888) 8childs or (214) 630-7911
Child CareGroup is dedicated to promoting, delivering and expanding the best childcare services available outside the home. Child CareGroup helps families find appropriate child care.

Sitters Are Us, Inc
1900 S. Main, Suite 103

Grapevine Tx
Allen: 214-495-8809
Grapevine: 817-410-2866
Inclusive drop-in day care. Children with special needs accepted on an individual basis. Friday & Saturday until Midnight 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

Sitter City Nationwide Website

Respite Care Providers

“Harvey Kid” Holy Covenant United Methodist Church
1901 Peter’s Colony Rd

Carrollton Tx 75007
(972) 492-1371
Saturday once a month, 6 - 9 pm

Adventure Kids Playcare
690 Parker Square

Flower Mound Tx 75028
(972) 899-2060
Open evenings and Saturdays. Reservations only necessary Friday and Saturday night: $10 per childper hour and $3 each additional sibling

AptG: A Place to Go First United Methodist Church of Allen
601 . Greenville Ave

Allen Tx 75002
(972) 727-8261
Respite for children grades 6 - 12 on the 3rd Saturday of the month from August to May

Our Children’s House Baylor

(972) 790-8505, ext 258
Age 6 weeks to 12 years of age plus siblings - $5 perchild and include a light dinner

Christian Adult
1655 N.Jim Miller Rd

Dallas Tx 75217
(214) 391-2178
Provides assisted living, adult daycare and respite services for elderly persons with disabilities. Notransportation provided. Private pay.

Christian Heights
4708 Wdsworth Dr

Dallas Tx 75217
(214) 371-4285
Provides day care services for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities (ages 18 and up).

Denton State School - Emergency Respite
P.O. Box 368

Denton Tx 76202
(940) 891-0342
Specialized respite services for children, teens or adults who are medically fragile or have behavioral problems. Respite not to exceed 10 days.

Fellowship Church Friday Night Respite
2450 Hwy 121 North

Grapevine Tx 76051
(972) 471-6828 (214) 636-289

First United Methodist Church of Arlington
313 N. Center St, corner of Center and Division

Arlington Tx 76011
(817) 274-2571
First Fridays of the month

Friday’ Kids First United Methodist Church
201 s. Locust

Denton Tx 76201
(940) 382-5478
Provides Friday evening repite care from 6pm - 10 m for children with special needs and their siblings.

Friday NITE Friends, Custer Road United Methodist Church
6601 Custer Rd

Plano Tx 75023
(972) 618-3450, ext 247
The program’s mission is to provide medically supervised childcare to the parent of these special children. Parents entrust their children to our care on Friday evenings from 6 - 10pm so they may have a ‘respite’ from the almost continuous job of taking care of their child.

Irving Bible Church
2435 Kinwest Pkwy

Irving Tx 75063
(972) 831-8777
Provides respite services the fourth Saturday of each month from 6pm - 9pm for children of all ages.

Kids’ Night Out Resurrection Lutheran Church
Resurrection Lutheran Church

Plano Tx 75075
(972) 867-0460
Provides respite care on the second Friday of each month from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

L.A.M.B.S. Valley View Christian Church
17601 Marsh Lane

Dallas Tx 75287
(214) 731-1748, ext 410 (voicemail)
Provides respite service on the fourth Friday of each month from 6:30 - 10 pm.

Mesquite Adult Day Care
229 Barnes Bridge

Mesquite Tx 75150
(972) 266-2131
Day program for adults (18 and up) with disabilities or debilitating conditions. Requires medical diagnosis. Provide transportation in the Dallas area.

National Respite Locator Service
(800) 677-1116

Operate 8:30 am - 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday Service for parents and professionals caring for children with disabilities, terminal illness, or at-risk child of child abuse or neglect

NIGHT Owls Highland Park United Methodist Church
3300 Mockingbird Lane

Dallas Tx 75205
(214) 523-2284
Provides free respite services on the first and third Friday of each month for children with disabilities and their siblings.

Sunshine Saturday
3030 Saturn Rd

Garland Tx 75041
(972) 271-2444, ext 283
Respite services provided on the third Saturday of each month from 5 - 9 pm/ Additional information and application available on the web site.

Parental Resource Partners