The following are resources in the Central Texas area that are not affiliated with the Children’s Special Needs Network but may be a great way for you to connect with the special needs community.
Families of Autistic Children Engaged Together for Support (FACETS) – in the Bryan/College Station area
His Kids Support Group – meets the 3rd Saturday of each month (10am – 12pm) at Temple Bible Church. Contact Susie Marek at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-933-7487 for more information.
Buddy Sports – recreational program with First Baptist Belton for children and young adults with special needs. Call (254) 939-0705 for more information.
Dancers with Possibilities for Children with Special Needs – Call (254) 778-4344 for more information.
City of Harker Heights Superhero Adaptive Sports – provides recreational opportunities for youth and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Call 254-953-5657 for more information.
Variety – The Children’s Charity of Texas – events and recreational activities.
Texas Angels Pageant – gives Angels with special needs the opportunity to strut their stuff and show their true beauty on stage. This is an opportunity for the Angel’s personal growth, as well as the growth of the numerous volunteers to help support this great organization.
No Limitations Athletics – offers the special needs community in Central Texas the chance to play sports.
Challenger League Waco – provides children with cognitive and physical challenges the opportunity to play Little League.
Childcare for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Sammy’s House – 2415 Twin Oaks Dr., Austin, TX – 512-453-5258
Education Connection – 2207 Florence Road, Killeen, TX – 254-526-9299
Central Texas Children’s Center – 2000 Marlandwood Road, Temple, TX – 254-778-6785
Living Word Christian Academy & Daycare – 1005 Dunbar St., Waco, TX 254-799-3796
You may also search the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website for facilities that take children with special health care needs.
Camps for Children with Special Needs
Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Special Needs – information from the Texas Department of State Health Services
SPEDTex – Texas Special Education Information Center
Parent Companion – A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.
Partners Resource Network – A parent training and information center that provides one-on-one ARD support and trainings.
Heart of Texas Region MHMR – The Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center is made up of caring professionals who are dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, developmental delays, and emotional conflict.