Advocacy, Inc

(713) 974-7691

7457 Harwin #100

Houston, TX 77036

Information on disability legal rights.  Does intake assessments and makes referrals.

Arc of Greater Houston

(713) 957-1600

3737 Dacoma #E

Houston, TX 77092

Provides training, services and community involvement.  Social and leisure programs offered along with educational advocacy, respite, summer camps and day camps.

Autism Society

(713) 513-7575

1300 Moursund

Houston, TX 77030

Information and referral for parents of children with Autism.

Bay Area United Way Service Center

(281) 282-6000


Bay Area Blvd.

Houston, TX 77058

Sponsors programs in the Bay area, including Fort Bend and Waller counties.  Provides community and investment grants for non-profit organizations.

The Center

(713) 525-8400

3550 West Dallas

Houston, TX 77019

Has community-based services for developmentally disabled persons.  Includes residential services, sheltered workshop and adult day care in addition to educational services for minors.


Children's Health Insurance Program

(800) 647-6558

Health insurance for children in low-income families based on family income.

Community Living Assistance and Support Services (TDHS)

(512) 438-5658

Provides home and community-based services for developmentally disabled adults to avoid institutionalization.

Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DASH)

(713) 682-7237

Family support to parents of children with Down Syndrome.

Family to Family Network

(713) 666-6304

4423 Shadowdale

Houston, TX 77041

Peer counseling for parents in difficult situations or needing assistance with family members with disabilities.

Gulf Coast Community Services

(713) 393-4700

5000 Gulf Freeway

Houston, TX 77023

Legal counsel for families of persons with disabilities.

Harris County Social Services

(713) 696-7900

9418 Jensen Drive

Houston, TX 77026

Provides food, rent, utilities and other services to persons who are disabled with no resources.

Home and Community-Based Services (TDHS)

(713) 767-2158

Services for individuals with mental retardation including, respite, rehab, occupational and physical therapy and other medical needs.

Houston Center for Independent Living

(713) 974-4621

700 Regency Road #160

Houston, TX 77036

Services for persons with disabilities including independent living, counseling and support.  Assists with SSI.

Initiatives for Children

(713) 365-0313

8580 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX 77024

Short and long term respite care for families with disabled persons.

Latino Learning Center

(713) 222-7802

3522 Polk Street

Houston, TX 77017

Call for information.  Provides transportation to its programs.

Learning Disabilities Association

(281) 933-5034

11239 Sharpscrest

Houston, TX 77072

Information and support for families navigating the educational community with their children with learning disabilities including ITP and ARD meeting support and advocacy.


(713) 970-7799

Community based service system for mentally retarded individuals eligible for SSI or Medicaid


(713) 225-0119

Provides transportation on bus routes with lift equipment available.

Parents as Case Managers

(281) 955-5803

12715 Monaco

Houston, TX 77070

Trains and educates parents on accessing services.

The Parent Connection

(713) 792-1242

Riverwood Court

Conroe, TX 77304

Support network to mental health resources in Texas.

Partners 5 West

(713) 237-8071

1908 Stevens Street

Houston, TX 77026

Educational advocacy and case management to parents of children with special needs.  Will attend ARD's.

Partners Resource Network

(800) 866-4726

Supports the enhancement of the quality of life of disabled children by educating parents on educational rights and potential for independence.

Planning for Persons with Disabilities, Incorporated

(800) 676-7014

7457 Harwin Dr. #400

Houston, TX 77069

Referrals and information for life and estate planning.



8711 Burnet Road, E-53
Austin, Texas  78757

“PPAT works to strengthen & promote the goals of its members & the industry at large through its leadership & advocacy efforts & its commitment to the provision of mental retardation & other developmental disability services.” – PPAT Web

The River Performing and Visual Arts Center

(713) 520-1220

1475 W. Gray

Houston, TX 77019

Visual arts programs in a learning environment for individuals with disabilities ages 3 - 19, includes siblings as participants.

Special Kids, Inc.

(713) 734-5355

5055 Bellfort Street

Houston, TX 77033

Advocacy and support for parents

Special Olympics of Greater Texas

(713) 290-0049

4140 Director's Row #B

Houston, TX 77092

Sports training and athletic competition for individuals with mental retardation of developmental disabilities.

LIFE HCS  Rio Grande Valley 956-631-4466  Gulf Coast 979-549-0013