Resources

The Arc of Smith County offers a variety of training tools to equip parents and professionals in the disability field with the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for and better serve the I/DD community.

  

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Statewide Disability Advocacy

 Brain Injury Association of Texas – http://www.biausa.org/texas

United Cerebral Palsy – http://www.ucp.org
Cerebral Palsy Guide – https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
Cerebral Palsy Therapy – https://www.cerebralpalsygroup.com/treatment
Education / Special Education Texas Education Agency – http://www.tea.state.tx.us

U.S. Department of Education – www.ed.gov
Partners Resource Network – http://www.eparent.com
Families and Advocates for Partnerships in Education (FAPE) – www.fape.org
Family to Family Network – www.familytofamilynetwork.org
Inclusion Research Institute – http://www.inclusionresearch.org
Wrights Law – http://www.wrightslaw.com

Education / Special Education 

 Texas Education Agency – http://www.tea.state.tx.us

U.S. Department of Education – www.ed.gov
Partners Resource Network – http://www.eparent.com
Families and Advocates for Partnerships in Education (FAPE) – www.fape.org
Family to Family Network – www.familytofamilynetwork.org
Inclusion Research Institute – http://www.inclusionresearch.org
Wrights Law – http://www.wrightslaw.com

National Council on Disability – http://www.ncd.gov
National Institutes of Health – http://www.nih.gov
Social Security Administration – http://www.ssa.gov

Legal Resources

 Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) – http://www.dredf.org

Self-Advocacy

Partners in Policymaking – http://www.partnersinpolicymaking.com
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) – http://www.sabeusa.org

Resource Library

Our Resource Library is a collection of resource material for various needs open to the public. It is a lender library and there is no charge for borrowing the books, but we do ask that they be returned within two weeks.

Call us or visit to check out what we have available.

Disability Specific

Asperger’s Syndrome

OASIS (Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information & Support) – http://www.aspergersyndrome.org

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – http://www.chadd.org

Autism

Autism-PDD Resources Network – http://www.autism-pdd.net

Autism Society of America – http://www.autism-society.org

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Texas – http://www.biatx.org

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy – www.ucp.org
Association for Children with Down Syndrome – www.acds.org
Down Syndrome Health Issues – www.ds-health.com
East Texas Down Syndrome Group – Contact Kelly Bunger at ktbunger@hotmail.com
The Tyler Area Down Syndrome Playgroup/Parent Gathering (for kids of all ages) meets at Jumpin’ Jacks Party Shack on Hwy 69 South the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5:45 to 7:00 pm.
National Association for Down Syndrome – www.nads.org
National Down Syndrome Society – www.ndss.org
UPSIDE – www.telebyte.com/upside/upside.html

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Arium – http://arium.org
National Organization on FAS – www.nofas.org

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) – www.pwsausa.org

Williams Syndrome

The Williams Syndrome Association – www.williams-syndrome.org

Miscellaneous Disability Resources

American Association of Mental Retardation (AAMR) – www.aamr.org
Disability Resources on the Internet – www.disabilityresources.org
Mothers United for Moral Support (MUMS) – www.netnet.net/mums/
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – www.nami.org 
Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers – www.txcouncil.com
Special Olympics – Texas – www.sotx.org
Any Baby Can – www.abcaus.org
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed – www.thenadd.org
Texas Health Organizations – www.theagapecenter.com/organizations/texas.htm
TSBVI (Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired) – www.tsbvi.edu
Transition Coalition – www.transitioncoalition.org
Worksupport – www.worksupport.com

 

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