|“Helping Children with Autism” –
“Communicating with an Autistic Child: A Parent’s Guide” –
Autism Speaks "100-day toolkit" in spanish, for parents of newly diagnosed children:
NICHCY's (National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities) Autism Information: http://nichcy.
Autism Society of America: http://www.autism-society.org/espanol/
Little Hands for Autism: http://www.manitasporautismo.com/index.html
Talk About Curing Autism: http://www.tacanow.org/category/en-espanol/
Centers for Disease Control Autism Information: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spanish/autism/index.html
Autism Spectrum Disorder Medical Guide, a compilation of links and resources about autism
"Parenting Through the IEP: Understanding the IEP Process"
A powerpoint presentation prepared by Torey Lewis, a local parent-advocate, to help parents understand and navigate through the
special education process
"What does Sensory Integration Have To Do With My Child?" --- Powerpoint presentation prepared by Dianne Downing Moore,
Speech Language Pathologist, and Kelli Thompson, Early Intervention Specialist for Klaras Center for Children / Early Childhood
Intervention (October 2011 Heart of Texas Autism Network Meeting) -- This is a large file, be patient!
Baylor Autism Resource Center Bullying Powerpoint
"Walk A Mile In Their Shoes: Bullying and the Child with Special Needs" (AbilityPath.org);
Texas Law and Bullying;
THE BULLY PROJECT Toolkit
STOP School Bullying Now Resources and Website
Wrightslaw - Legal help for parents
Heart of Central Texas Resources:
Special Education PTA of Central Texas!! A PTA for ALL PARENTS IN Heart of Central Texas / Central Texas
KIDS CONNECTION PROJECT! Kids Connection Project are regional directories for the Special Care industry -- businesses,
medical providers, recreation opportunities, nonprofit organizations, agencies, etc ... provided FREE to the public. Now in
Waco/Temple area! Monthly meetings alternate between Temple and Waco.
ARC of McLennan County
Baylor Autism Resource Center
Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
Heart of Texas Down Syndrome Network
Education Service Center Region 12
Heart of Texas Independent Living Center
InKidAble / Children's Special Needs Network
National Autism Association of Central Texas
A non-profit organization of parents, caregivers and professionals, empowered by the desire to help families with children who
have received the diagnosis of Autism or related disorders.
REACH Therapeutic Riding Center in McGregor
Heart of Texas Therapeutic Riding Center in West
Texas Autism / ASD Organizations Links:
NEW! Texas Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program helps families pay for group health insurance. A family
that meets the following two criteria might be eligible if:
Someone in the family gets Medicaid AND Someone in the family can get group health insurance.
Family members who already get Medicaid can still get Medicaid services not covered by the health insurance, go to doctors
who take the group health insurance, have co-payments and deductibles paid for by Medicaid when they go to a doctor who
takes Medicaid. Family members who do not get Medicaid might get group health insurance coverage, if they qualify for HIPP.
When a family qualifies for HIPP, Medicaid repays the family’s insurance premiums.
Visit www.GETHIPPTEXAS.org. The Spanish-language website is at www.PONTEHIPPTEXAS.org
DisabilityRights, Texas (previously Advocacy Inc)
Autism Treatment Centers of Texas (Residential)
IDEA, The Manual for Parents and Students about Special Education Services in Texas, 2012
A booklet from the ARC of Texas and Disability Rights Texas (formerly Advocacy, Inc) on IDEA 2007 . The newest version of what
has become The IDEA Manual is now available for download at the websites of both The Arc of Texas and Disability Rights Texas
. An essential resource.
Monarch Academy A Special Needs Private School at Morgan's Wonderland.
Morgan’s Wonderland The world’s first fully-accessible theme park specifically for people with special needs, in San Antonio.
Partners Resource Network PATH Project
Roadmap to understanding Texas Medicaid Waivers pdf file.
Texas Assistive Technology Network For students with disabilities receiving special education services. TATN provides
training, resource information and information on Assistive
Technology to families and educators.
Texas Autism Advocacy
Texas Autism Research and Resource Center Comprehensive information on ASD and programs in Texas that provide
essential services and supports to people affected by ASD.
Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET)
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
Texas Education Agency Special Education Page
Texas Project F.I.R.S.T. (Families, Information, Research, Support and Training)
A website for parents of children receiving special education services.
Texas Parent to Parent Network
Texas State Council on Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders 2011 Annual Report
Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Provides a mechanism to access training, technical assistance, support, and resources
for educators who serve students with autism.
The Texas Technology Access Program A free Assistive Technology device loan program for persons all ages, and provides
resources to help people acquire Assistive Technology,
computers and other devices.
Roadmap to understanding Texas Medicaid Waivers pdf file.
Texas Medicaid Waivers 101 online video. Free DVD copies may be ordered here.
National Autism / ASD Organization Links:
NEW! Refinance/mortgage/housing guides created specifically for people living with disabilities.
Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities
Mortgage and Home Loan Help Guide for the Disabled
Know the ADA: Guide to Autism
This site, developed by the Arizona Office for Americans With Disabilities (AOAD) lists resources for autism. The AOAD also has
extensive information about Americans With Disabilities Act.
Social Security and Disability Resource Center (SSDRC.com) is an informational website written by a former claims
examiner for the Social Security Administration, and addresses many questions about the application process.
About Autism Law - Provides information on Autism and Special Education, provided by special
education attorney Dave Sherman and the law firm of Sherman & Ziegler.
American Academy of Pediatrics, "Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum
Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians"
This toolkit was developed to support health care professionals in the identification and ongoing management of children with
autism spectrum disorders.
American Academy of Pediatrics, "Management of Children with Autism
To assist pediatricians in educating families and guiding them toward empirically supported interventions for their children,
this report reviews the educational strategies and associated therapies that are the primary treatments for children with autism
American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report, "Identification and Evaluation
of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders"
This clinical report provides information, resources and tools for health care professionals in identifying children with ASDs as
early as possible.
American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, "Identifying Infants and
Young Children With Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home: An
Algorithm for Developmental Surveillance and Screening"
This guideline provides information for health care professionals in developing a pattern and practice for addressing
developmental concerns in children from birth through 3 years of age.
"Autism and Faith: A Journey Into Community" This booklet is a great resource for all faith traditions.
Autism: On the Spectrum General information and resources.
Autism Internet Modules The AIM project will develop a series of 60 modules by the time the project is complete on topics
including assessment and identification, characteristics, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood,
The Autism News International News Feed on Autism.
Autism Risk and Safety Management Autism training and resources for law enforcement, emergency first responders, parents,
educators, care providers, and the autism community.
Autism Society of America
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis, and Assessment Although some of
the information is focused on Missouri, the vast majority of the information is not specific to that state.
AutismSpot An autism portal featuring video, news, stories and more.
Autism Speaks 100-day Toolkit (for families with newly diagnosed children): (Spanish) (English)
Other Toolkits (Challenging Behaviors, Asperger/HFA, Transition, etc)
Autism Trust USA
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) A non-profit organization run by and for autistic people.
Benefits for Children with Disabilities from Disability.gov. Also available in an electronic book.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Centers for Disease Control Autism Information Center (En Espanol, http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spanish/autism/index.html)
Drugwatch.com A comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications
and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
Educating Young Children with Autism: At the request of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education
Programs, this project was undertaken by the National Research Council to consider the state of the scientific evidence of the
effects of early educational intervention on young children with ASDs. spectrum disorders.
First Signs a guide to early signs, screening, diagnosis and treatment of Autism.
Grace App A digital version of the Picture Exchange Communications System that allows children with autism to build
sentences and communicate visually.
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) A Federal advisory committee that coordinates all efforts concerning ASDs,
within the Department of Health and Human Services.
JobTIPS from Do2Learn.com. A free program designed to help individuals with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder
explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment.
Let's Cook! Life Skills for Kids on the Autism Spectrum A new program to show parents how to use cooking to engage and
socialize with their ASD kids. Visuals are included.
Medical News Today An overview of autism, current news and research, and video library.
Midnight in Chicago Free audio podcasts and web seminars on ASDs.
"Missing Pieces" A song and music video by country singer Mark Leland, about his son who
has autism (on You Tube).
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
National Institute of Mental Health Autism Spectrum Disorders
Neurological Institutes of Health Autism Fact Sheet
NEW: Parents Guide to Evidence-based Practice and Autism Very extensive guide published by the National Autism Center.
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center including a free iPhone IEP Checklist App
Positively Autism Free newsletter and printables for teachers of students with Autism.
Proloquo2Go™ iPod/iPhone/iPad application from AssistiveWare that provides a natural sounding text-to-speech voice, up-to-
date symbols, automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, and is a fully expandable electronic version of
Science Daily Science news about Autism.
Special Needs Section at Apple Apps Store.
TechMatrix A free online database designed to help educators and families find educational and Assistive Technology
resources and help for students with special needs.
Wrightslaw Accurate, reliable Information about Special Education Law and Advocacy
for Children with Disabilities.
Central Texas School District Sites