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DFW Parental & Family Resources

Support Groups by Diagnosis:

ADD ADHD Support Group

ADD-ADHD-Parents@yahoogroups.com

ADD Association
8200 Walnut Hills

Dallas Tx 75253
(972) 458-9226
www.adda-sr.org
oflanigan@adda-sr.org
The Dallas support group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Presbyterian Medical Center in the Southeast Conference room.

ADD Association: North Dallas, Richardson Chapter
4502 River Oaks Parkway

Garland Tx
(972) 467-9299
The North Dallas support group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm (except December, January and July) at the Richardson Baptist Church, 160 Buckingham Road in Richardson.

ADD/LD Parent Support Group of Collin County
601 Greenville Ave (First United MethodistChurch of Allen)

sscaroline@aol.com
Our purpose is to support and nurture parents of children who learn differently by empowering parents through information to be proactive in advocating for their children. Community speakers, videos, ands haring information help our parents stay informed.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
115 Executive Way, Suite 209

Desoto Tx 75115
(972) 283-7900
southdallaschadd@sbcglobal.net
Meetings held the third Monday of each month from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Asthma / Allergies

Allergic Child
www,allergicchild.com

Nicole@allergicchild.com
Family support, resources, newsletter

Allergy Moms
www.allergymoms.com

gclowe@allergymom.com
Support for caregiver, e-newsletter

FAAN Teen
www.faanteen.org

Support, educations, tips

Fan Kids
www.fankids.org

Games, activities, contests

Food Allergy Project
www.FoodAllergyProject.org

foodallergyInfo@FoodAllergyProject.org

Lone Star Celiac Sprue Support Group #51
(214) 274-6094

www.dfwceliac.org
president@dfwceliacorg

Raising Our Celiac Kids (R.O.C.K.) Dallas Area Chapter
1821 Spinnaker Way Dr

Wylie Tx 75098-7855
(972) 489-9915
www.dallasrock.orgleader@dallasrock.org

Safe4Kids
Asthma/Allergies

www.safe4kids.com

Autism

Allen-Frisco-Plano Autism Spectrum Parent Group
1517 W. McDermott Dr.

Allen Tx 75013
www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/autismsupport
The Autism Spectrum Parent Group provides support, resources and presentation for parents of children with Autism and related developmental disabilities. They also provide autism awareness, advocacy and education for their communities. Parents and professionals both are welcome to the meetings Access their Web site for more information.

Autism Societies of America
Autism Society of America promotes the development of services and resources for individuals with PDD or autism. Call your local chapter for meeting times, locations and additional information.

Autism Societies of America
P.O. Box 26129

Plano Tx 75026
(214) 925-2722 (voicemail)
www.autim-ascc.orgascc@autim-acc.org

Autism Societies of America
10503 Metric Dr

Dallas Tx 75243
www.autim-ascc.org

Autism Societies of America
1300 W. Lancaster

Ft. Worth Tx
(817) 390-2829 (800) 3AUTISM or (301) 657-0881
www.asgtc.org

Autism Speaks
6380 LBJ Freeway, Suite 285

Dallas Tx 75240(972) 960-6227
www.autismspeaks.org
Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

AutismSpot
2300 McDermott Dr, Suite 200-113

Plano Tx 75025
(888) 317-8074, ext 703
www.autismspot.com
jay@autismspot.com
AutismSpot provides unbiased information and expert advice to the Autism Community via streaming media, videos, blogs, forums, and news.

Dallas Aspergers Network Information Support Help (DANISH)
www.aspergerinfo.org •

Merinance4@aol.com
DANISH is a support group for families affected by Asperger Syndrome (AS). Meeting are held at AAAMental Health 13339 N. Central Expwy, Suite 100, Dallas, Tx 75243.

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
7286 Glenview Drive

Richland Hills Tx 76180
(817) 919-2228
www.featnt.org
Provides information and support for families with children with autism, professional education, referrals, and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter.

Generation Recue
www.generationrescue.org

info@generationrescue.org
Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientist, physicians and parent volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism and mentoring thousands of families in recovering their children from autism.

North Texas Autism Education Center (NTAEC)
2300 McDermott, Suite 200-178

Plano Tx 75025
(469) 682-0350 (voicemail only)
www.ntaec.orginfor@ntaec.org
NTAEC is a nonprofit organization founded by parents and professionals. NTAEC hosts parent and professional workshops on applying the science of ABA to teach children with autism and similar development disabilities.

Our Children’s Circle
(972) 529-3843 (972) 547-9692

www.occ.deltos.com
ann@deltos.com or kadennett@comcast.net
A support group of parents, educators and community leaders that provide resources for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. Meets during the months of August through May. General meetings held a Earl H. Slaughter Elementary, 2706 Wolford Ave, McKinney.

Texas Autism Advocacy
(281) 686-0103

www.Texas-Autism-Advocacy.org
MichelleMGuppy@yahoo.com or Texas-Autism-Advovacy@yahoogroups.com

Bi-Polar

Texas Parents of Bi-Polar Children
7622 Creek Trail

San Antonio Tx 78254
(469) 417-0017
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Texas_Parents_of_Bi_Polar_Children/Texas_Parents_of_Bi_Polar_Children@yahoogroups.com
Online parents Bi-Polar support group.

Brain Injury - Cognitive Disability

Brain Injury Association of Texas
1339 Lamar Square Suite 103

Austin Tx 78704
(512) 326-1212 (800) 392-0040
www.biatx.orginfo@biatx.org
A nonprofit public service organization providing public awareness, education, support groups, family guidance and resources in an effort to meet the needs of the survivors of brain injury. Family Help Line:(800) 392-0040.

Martha Kate Downey Steps to Support for All
505 Anthony Dr

Euless Tx 76039
(817) 283-4114
www.mkdowney.com
mk.downey@sbcglobal.net
Association of individuals working together in a positive and inclusive way to improve services and funding of program which serve those with disabilities in Texas.

Blind

American Foundation for the Blind-Southwest
260 Treadway Plaza, Exchange Park

Dallas Tx 75235
(214) 352-7222
www.afb.orgdallas@afb.org

Reading & Radio Resouce (formerly North Texas Taping and Radio for the Blind)
2007 Randall

Dallas Tx 75201
(214) 871-7668
www.readingresource.org
betty@readingresource.org

 

Talking Book Program
P.O. Box 12927, 1201 Brazos St

Austin Tx 78711-2927
(800) 252-9605 (512) 463-5458
www.TexasTalkingBooks.org
tbp.services@tsl.state.tx.us
Free library service that provides reading material in large print, braille, and on cassette for loan to individuals with qualifying physical, visual, and learning disabilities.

Texas Commission for the Blind
P.O. Box 12866

Austin Tx 78711
(512) 377-0500
www.dars.state.tx.us/dbsDARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us

Texas parents of Blind Children (TPOBC)
P.O. Box 125

Friendswood Tx 77459-0125
(866) 636-3289
www.tpobc.org
laura@tpobc.org
A membership organization of parents working toward a better future for blind children by promoting blindness skills, fostering self-esteem, and utilizing blind adult role models.

Cancer

Candlelighters: Childhood Cancer Foundation
www.candlelighters.org

Cerebral Palsy

4 My Child: Help and Hope for Life
(800) 4MyChild (800)-469-2445

www.cerebralpalsy.org

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
(214) 247-4505 Dallas

(817) 692-4430 Fort Worth
www.ucpdallas.org

Developmental Delay

Our Special Children at Cook’s Children’s Medical Center
801 7th Ave

Fort Worth Tx 76104
(682) 885-4322
Offers supports and friendships of children with developmental disabilities in Tarrant County and its surrounding areas through group meetings. Support meetings offer informative speakers, discussions and networking with other parents. Monthly meetings are held at the Child Study Center (1300W. Lancaster, Ft Worth) from 9:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Sitters areprovided form the Child Study Center.

Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Guild
701 N. Central Expressway, Building 5-1

Richardson Tx 75080
(214) 267-1374
www.downsyndromedallas.org
dsged@sbcglobal.net
A nonprofit volunteer organization comprised of parents of people with Down Syndrome. The Guild offers volunteer support for the Down syndrome clinic at Children’s Medical Center, hospital, home and phone visits with parents of newborns, resources, social gatherings, speakers, conferences and an informative newsletter.

Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County (DSPTC)
5508 Chaperito Trail

Arlington Tx 76016
(817) 421-1812
www.dsptc.orgtreace@aol.com
Down Syndrome family support group

Dyslexia

Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Asociation
140070 Proton, Suite 100

Dallas Tx
(972) 233-9107, ext 222 (calls are returned twice a week by volunteer)
sally@madcrouch.com
The Dallas Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is committed to leadership and advovacy for people with dyslexia by providing support for individuals and group interactions, programs to inform and educate and information for professionals and the general public.

Dallas Dyslexia Information Group (DDIG)
(214) 351-1985

boblb97@sbcglobal.net

International Dyslexia Association
www.interdys.org

LISD Parents of Dyslexia Students
www.lisdpods.org
groups.yahoo.com/group/LISD-PODS

North East Tarrant County Dyslexia Council
1926 Sheffield

Grapevine Tx 76051
(817) 481-8978

www.allcanread.net
Janethass@verizon.net
Specializing in promoting awareness and acceptance of students with dyslexia through community events and parent support group meeting. No cost. Open to parent, educations and professionals who are interested in helping students with dyslexia.

Epilepsy

Easter Seals Epilepsy Services
2100 Circle Dr

Fort Worth Tx 76119-8310
(817) 536-8693 (888) 288-8324

www.fortworth.easterseals.com
info@easterseals.fw.org

Hearing Impaired/Deaf

Deaf Action Center Region 3
3515 Crestview Dr

Dallas Tx 72335
(214) 521-0407 V/TTY
www.deafactioncentertexas.org
communication@deafactioncentertexas.org

Deaf-Blind Multi Handicapped Association of Texas
815 High School Dr

Seagoville Tx 75159
(972) 287-1904
www.dbmat.org
dbmaTorg@aol.com
State-wide advocacy organization that serve as an information resource for individuals who are deaf, blind and/or multi-handicapped and their families Referrals and peer counseling provided upon request. The Parent Connection links up parents in different geographical area throughout the state to form support groups.

National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton St, Suite 820

SilverSpring MD 20910
(301) 587-788 Voice (301) 587-1789 TTY

Independent School Districts

Arlington Special Education PTSA
www.aseptsa.org

Collin County Special Education Cooperative
1404 N. McDonald St

McKinney Tx 75071
(972) 548-3200
www.ccsec.org
bethvincent@ccsec.org
Provides all special education services including evaluation, therapies and instruction for Anna, Blue Ridge, Community, Farmersville, Lovejoy, Melissa, Prosper and Wylies ISD’s

Coppell Special Ed Parents Support Group
(469) 358-7347

CoppellSpEdParentsSupportGroup-owner@yahoogroups.com
amy.osa@verizon.net
Riverside Church of Christ, 150 E Beltline Rd, NE Corner Denton Tap and Beltline, Coppell Tx 75109.10:00 am - 12 pm.

Education Service Center, Region X (10)
400 E. Spring Valley Rd

Richadson Tx 75081
(972) 348-1536
www.ednet10.net
veronica.harris@region10.org
Nonprofit agency that assists school districts and families by providing workshops, information gathering meetings and other resources. Counties that Region 10 covers are Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, Hunt, Collin, Fannin and Grayson.

Frisco SAGE
www.friscosage.com

friscosage@gmail.com

Greater Lewisville (LISD) Special Education PTA
www.lisdsepsa.txpta.org

E mail listserve community at: www.group.yahoo.com/group/lisd-septsa
Open to parent, professional and loved ones of children with special need. Gifted and talented list serve: www.groups.yahoo.co/group/lisd-gt. Young adults listserve: www.group.yahoo.com/group/

septsa-young-adult

Plano Sage
www.pptasage.com

sage@planopta.com

Texas Education Agency: Deaf Services
1701 N. Congress Ave

Austin Tx 78701
(512) 463-9424 (512) 475-3540 (TTY)
www.tea.state.tx.us/deaf/

Mental Illness

NAMI Dallas
6510 Abrams Rd #568

Dallas Tx 75231-7275(214) 341-7133
www.namidallas.org
namidallas3@aol.com
Provides support and education to families and friends of people with a serious mental illness. The organization is affiliated with The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and the Texas Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI Texas).

NAMI of Collin County
P.O. Box 867264

Plano Tx 75086
(972) 922-5095
www.namicco.org
info@namicco.org

Provides support and education to families and friends of people with a serious mental illness. The organization is affiliated with The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and the Texas Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI Texas).

NAMI Texas
2800 South IH35, Suite 140

Austin Tx 78704
(800) 633-3760
www.manitexas.org

Muscular Dystrophy

International Myotonic Dystrophy Organization, Inc
P.O. Box 1121

Sunland Ca 91041-1121
(760) 918-0377
www.myotonicadytrophy.org
info@myotonicdysstrophy.org

Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida Association of Dallas
705 W. Avenue B, Suite 409

Garland Tx 75040
(972) 238-8755

www.sbdal@aol.com
sbdal@aol.com
Providing support, information and encouragement to North Texas individuals and families affected by spina bifida.

Siblings

HALO Program Christ United Methodist Church
3101 Coit Rd

Plano Tx 75075
(972) 596-4303
A therapist-supported, sibling support group meets once a week for 6 week sessions after school on Monday and Tuesday afternoons - $120 for 6 weeks.

Tourette Syndrome

North Texas tourette Syndrome Support Group
2315 Daybreak Dr

Dallas Tx 75287
(214) 808-6626
www.tourettetexas.org
edss60@msn.com
Local Support Group provide education services, support services, ARD and IEP Assistance for members, their families, schools, etc and fun for the entire family.

Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group
(972) 307-1903

edss60@mn.com or Michelle michells@cubesolutionscom
(214) 459-0715
Meetings: Second Saturday of every month from 10:00 am - 12 pm. Location Brookhaven College, just north of LBJ Freeway, Interstate Highway 635 at 3939 Valley View Lane between Midway Road and Marsh Lane in Farmers Branch, Dallas Tx.

Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group
(817) 925-7004

joyinfortworth@yahoo.com
Location: Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, 1400 Eighth Ave, Fort Worth, Tx

Unknown Syndromes

Global Health Network, The
3604 Hendrick Dr

Plano Tx 75074
(972) 943-0588
www.GlobalHealthNetwork.org
dhhughes@globalhealthnetwork.org
The Global Health Network is a world wide web community dedicated to providing disease-specific support groups. The GHN currently offers more than 1000 disease-specific support groups and other groups for people who share a common language or culture.

Toys

Discovery Toys
www.discovery.toysinc.com

Has a line of toys for children with Autism-spectrum disorders.

Our Stop Sensory Shop
www.onestopsensoryshop.com

Weighted lap pads, blankets, vests, resistance tunnels, body socks and more.

Parental Resource Partners