Parents and Guardians, here are some helpful resources and help you on your journey. The more know, the more you'll be able to help your children.

ADHD Support Groups

ADD Association
8200 Walnut Hills
Dallas Tx 75253
(972) 458-9226
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)
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
Meetings held the third Monday of each month from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Autism Support Groups

Allen-Frisco-Plano Autism Spectrum Parent Group
1517 W. McDermott Dr.
Allen Tx 75013

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)


Autism Societies of America
10503 Metric Dr
Dallas Tx 75243


Autism Societies of America
1300 W. Lancaster
Ft. Worth Tx
(817) 390-2829 (800) 3AUTISM or (301) 657-0881


Autism Speaks
6380 LBJ Freeway, Suite 285
Dallas Tx 75240(972) 960-6227 
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.


2300 McDermott Dr, Suite 200-113
Plano Tx 75025
(888) 317-8074, ext 703
AutismSpot provides unbiased information and expert advice to the Autism Community via streaming media, videos, blogs, forums, and news.

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
7286 Glenview Drive
Richland Hills Tx 76180
(817) 919-2228
Provides information and support for families with children with autism, professional education, referrals, and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter.


Generation Recue
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)
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.


Individuals with Disabilities

TEAGuide to the ARD/IEP Process, Procedural Safeguards, and Legal Framework


Partners Resource Network - The State Parent Training & Information Center


SPEDTex – Special Education Information Center


2016 IDEA Manual – The Arc of Texas & Disability Rights Texas

Health and Human Services Commission

Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - Mental and Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents.  There is a Youth Empowerment Waiver (YES) for children under age 19 with severe emotional disturbances.


Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) - Child & Adult Protective services, Foster & Kinship Care, as well as some Family Support programs.


HHS Aging and Disability Services - Texas Dept. of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) and certain Texas Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS) programs either have moved or are in the process of moving to Texas Health & Human Services.  By Sept. 1, 2017, HHS will administer all long-term services and supports for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Disability service categories include:


The main number for HHS services is 855-937-2372.  

© 2023 by TraceyL. McEntyre

Tracey McEntyre

IEP Coach

Tel: 940.536.3312

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