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1 Texas Disability Resources Arts and Creativity VSA arts of Texas 3710 Cedar Street #7 Room 130 Austin, TX Phone: Fax: Assistive Technology Texas Assistive Technology Project Texas Center for Disability Studies University of Texas at Austin 4030 West Braker Lane Building 1, Suite 180 Austin, TX Phone: TTY: Fax: Texas Assistive Technology Network Kirk D. Behnke, MEd., ATP Senior Education Specialist Special Education Services Region 4 Education Service Center 7145 West Tidwell

2 Houston, TX Phone: (713) Fax: (713) Works to ensure that students with disabilities receive AT devices and services when needed to benefit from a free, appropriate public education. Caregivers Info List of Support Groups for Caregivers in Texas Well Spouse Association North Garland WS Support Garland Rafael Flores, Jr. Phone: (972) Crime Victim Assistance Crime Victims' Compensation P.O. Box Austin, Texas (state-wide) Office for Victims of Crime s Directory of Crime Victim Services Choose Your State and the Type of Assistance you are looking for Safe Horizon s Links for General Crime Victim Resources/Issues Disabled Crime Victims Assistance, Inc Parkview, Suite 111 Fort Worth, TX Phone: A non-profit organization that assists crime victims that become disabled as a result of that crime, as well as those that are already disabled and become a crime victim. Domestic Violence Help

3 Safe Place PO Box Austin, TX Phone/TTY: Fax: Texas Council on Family Violence 8701 North Mopac Expressway, Suite 450 Austin, TX Phone: Fax: Easter Seals Offices Easter Seals Central Texas 919 West 28-1/2 Street Austin, TX Phone: Easter Seals East Texas Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center 1318 Memorial Drive Bryan, TX Phone: Easter Seals Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dallas Trinity Center 4443 North Josey Lane Carrollton, TX Phone: Easter Seals of Greater Dallas Oak Cliff Center 4201 Brook Spring Drive Building B Dallas, TX Phone: Easter Seals Central Texas Workforce Development 315 West St. Elmo Road Austin, TX Phone: Easter Seals East Texas Concorde School 1318 Memorial Drive Bryan, TX Phone: Easter Seals of Greater Dallas Dallas Center 3820 West Northwest Highway Suite 100 Dallas, TX Phone: Easter Seals Greater Northwest Texas 1424 Hemphill St. Fort Worth, TX Phone:

4 Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley, TX 1514 South 77 Sunshine Strip Suite 4 Harlingen, TX Phone: Easter Seals Child Development Center 1217 Houston (annex) McAllen, TX Phone: Government Offices for Texas TexasOnline: Official Website for the state of Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services 4800 North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX Phone: lists the regional offices contact information TexCare offers two different kinds of health insurance for children Children s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Kids Insurance Program (SKIP) For questions or assistance call, Texas Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Texas Department of Insurance PO Box Austin, TX Consumer Helpline: Health and Human Services Commission of Texas Texas Medicaid Office 4900 North Lamar Blvd 4 th Floor Austin, TX Phone:

5 TTY: Home and Community Based Services Waiver (HCBS) Medicare Program. Medicare is a federal program, the site is included for convenience. Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool P. O. Box 6089 Abilene, Texas Phone: TDD Texas High Risk Insurance Plan for eligible people who are unable to get insurance coverage. State Insurance Commissioner Workers Compensation Office d_official/siteapps/advocacy/search.aspx Find your elected officials to contact them on legislation that is important to you. Governor s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities City of Houston Mayor s Office for People with Disabilities P.O. Box 1562 Houston, TX PHONE: TTY: the MOPD at State LTC Ombudsman Patty Ducayet Center for Consumer and External Affairs P. O. Box Mail Code W250 Austin, Texas Phone: (512)

6 Fax: (512) The mission of the state long-term care ombudsman is to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of the elderly in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other facilities. Housing Fannie Mae office for mortgages for people with disabilities Border Region Partnership Office 1 Riverwalk Place 700 North St. Mary s Street Suite 1925 San Antonio, TX (fax) Houston Partnership Office Two Allen Center 1200 Smith Street, Suite 2335 Houston, TX (fax) Dallas/Fort Worth Partnership Office 2828 North Harwood, Suite 1730 Dallas, TX (fax) San Antonio Partnership Office 1 Riverwalk Place 700 North St. Mary s Street, Suite 1925 San Antonio, TX (fax) Independent Living Research Utilization s list of Texas Independent Living Centers Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Texas DALLAS A. Maceo Smith Federal Office Building 525 Griffin Street Suite 860 Dallas, TX Phone: Fax: HOUSTON 1301 Fannin Suite 2200 Houston, TX Phone: Fax: FORT WORTH Burnet Plaza, 25 th Floor 801 Cherry Street Fort Worth, TX Phone: Fax: LUBBOCK George H. Mahon Federal Office Building 1205 Texas Avenue

7 Suite 511 Lubbock, TX Phone: Fax: SAN ANTONIO One Alamo Center 106 South St. Mary s Street San Antonio, TX Pone: Fax: Library Services The Talking Book Program Provides free library service to Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities whether permanent or temporary. Advocacy, Inc Shoal Creek Blvd. Suite 171-E Austin, TX Phone: Fax: Protection and Advocacy Texas Legal Services Center 815 Brazos, Ste Austin, TX A non profit that services the elderly or disabled who are low income. The center offers free legal advice via a hotline. Also refers people to attorneys who will work at a reduced rate. Service Dogs

8 Wolf Pack Inc. s Service Dog Directory by State Lonestar Assistance Dog Services K9 Connection Dog Training Center Regent Row 5868 E. Highway 114 Benbrook, TX Haslet, TX Happy Tails Obedience School 5204 Denton Hwy. Haltom City, TX Texas Hearing and Service Dogs, Inc 4925 Bell Springs Road Dripping Springs, TX Training Center: (512) Toll free: (877) TEX-DOGS Sports and Recreation Disabled Sports USA National Headquarters 451 Hungerford Drive Suite 100 Rockville, MD Phone: Fax: Texas Adaptive Aquatics 103 Page Lane Huffman, TX Phone: Water Skiing for Disabled Children and Adults Turning P.O.I.N.T. Gulf Coast 705 W. Avenue B #409

9 Garland, TX Phone: Fax: United Spinal Association list of Sport and Recreation by state BlazeSports Austin Austin Parks & Recreation Department Phone: (512) BlazeSports Houston TIRR The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Phone: (713) BlazeSports Pasadena City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department Phone: (281) BlazeSports San Antonio San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department Phone: (210) SIRE, Houston s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers Spring Dr. Hockley, TX United Way Offices Enter your postal code for a United Way Office in your area United Ways of Texas 3724 Executive Center Drive Suite 210 Austin, TX Phone: Fax:

10 United Way of Greater Houston 50 Waugh Dr. Houston, TX Phone: Veterans Benefits US Department of Veterans Affairs VA Hospital Locator Paralyzed Veterans of America Texas Chapters PVA Chapter Offices Lone Star 3925 Forest Lane Garland, TX Texas 805 Chelsea Blvd Suite B Houston, TX (fax) PVA Service Office VARO Houston, TX VAMC Dallas, TX VARO Waco, TX VAMC Houston, TX VAMC San Antonio, TX x. 6819

11 ALS ALS Association Chapters: North Texas Chapter 2100 Highway 360 Suite 1900 Grand Prairie, TX South Texas Chapter 8600 Wurzbach Suite 700 San Antonio, TX (fax) (toll free) Greater Houston CIO (serving Houston and surrounding area) PO Box Houston, TX (ALSA) (ALSA) (fax) UTHSCSA Department of Neurology South Texas ALS Clinic 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX Muscular Dystrophy Association s ALS Research Centers: MDA/ALS Center at the University Of Texas Jeffrey L. Elliott, M.D., Director Southwest Medical Center at Dallas Phone: The Vicki Appel MDA/ALS Center The Methodist Hospital Houston Phone:

12 MDA/ALS Center at the University Of Texas Health Science Center At San Antonio Phone: Brain Injury Association of Texas 1339 Lamar Square Drive Suite C Austin, TX Phone: Fax: Brain Injury North Texas TBI Model System University of Texas Southwester Medical Center and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation Dallas, TX Cerebral Palsy The Following is a list of United Cerebral Palsy Affiliates in Texas: UCP of Greater Houston 4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340 Bellaire, TX Phone: Fax: UCP of Tarrant County 1555 Merrimac Circle, Suite 102 Fort Worth, TX Phone: Fax: UCP of Metropolitan Dallas 8802 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX Phone: Fax: UCP of Texas 5555 North Lamar Street Suite L139 Austin, TX 78751

13 Phone: Fax: Texas Chat room for Cerebral Palsy Friedreich s Ataxia National Ataxia Foundation Ambassadors: Jose Julio Vela 6702 Long Meadow Corpus Christi, TX Barbara Pluta 356 Las Brisas Blvd Seguin, TX Phone: (830) Friedreich s Ataxia Support Groups for Texas: GOLDEN TRIANGLE AREA Support Group Dana Leblanc 2801 West Sunset #59H Orange, TX Denver Street Vidor, TX NORTH TEXAS Support Group David Henry Jr. 7 Wentworth Ct. Trophy Club, TX Houston Area SG Angela Cloud 9405 Hwy 6 South Houston, TX Phone: (281) Guillain-Barré Syndrome / CIDP

14 Guillain-Barré Syndrome / CIDP Foundation International The Holly Building 104 1/2 Forrest Avenue Narberth, PA Phone: Call for information in your area Multiple Sclerosis National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapters: Lone Star 8111 North Stadium Drive Suite 100 Houston, TX Phone: FIGHT MS Panhandle Division, All America 6222 Canyon Drive Amarillo, TX Phone: rs/nmx/index.aspx Rio Grande Office 4125 Carlisle Blvd., Suite A Albuquerque, NM Phone: FIGHT MS West Texas Division, All America 1031 Andres Highway Suite 201 Midland, TX Phone: Rio Grande Division, All America 2021 Girard SE Suite 201 Albuquerque, NM Phone: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America SUPPORT GROUPS

15 Lubbock, TX meets once a month Beaumont, TX meets once a month Fort Worth, TX meets once a month Houston, TX meets once a month Muscular Dystrophy Muscular Dystrophy Association Enter your zip code in the Find your local MDA section for clinics that treat MD in your area. Post-Polio Syndrome Post-Polio Health International (PHI) 4207 Lindell Blvd. #110 St. Louis, MO Phone: Directory lists Health Professionals, Clinics, and Support Groups by state. Spina Bifida Spina Bifida Association of America CHAPTERS: SBA of Dallas 705 West Avenue B Suite 409 Garland, TX Phone: Fax: SBA of Houston Gulf Coast 624 Pasadena asad Suite 305 asadera, TX

16 Phone: Fax: SBA of Central Texas, Inc Bradner Drive Austin, TX Phone: Fax: SBA of Texas Mailing Address: 2935 Thousand Oaks, Suite San Antonio, TX Physical Address: Perrin Beitel, Suite 602 San Antonio, TX Pone: CLINICS: Children s Hospital of Austin-Specialty Care Center Spina Bifida Program One Childrens Place 1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Spina Bifida Clinic 2222 Welborn Street Dallas, TX Cook Children s Medical Center Department of Neurology 901 Seventh Avenue, Suite 120 Fort Worth, TX Shriner s Hospital for Children Brownsville Society for Crippled Children Inc. Moody Clinic 1901 East 22 nd Street Brownsville, TX Texas Tech. Orthopaedic Clinic 4801 Alberta El Paso, TX University of Texas Medical Branch Spinal Cord Clinic-Pediatrics 301 Ferry Road Galveston, TX Myleo Program 6977 Main Street

17 Houston, TX Texas Children s Hospital Spina Bifida Clinic 6701 Fannin Street Houston, TX Wilford Hall Medical Center Department of Urology 2200 Berquiest Drive Suite 1 Lackland AFB, TX Covenant Children s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinic st Street, Ste. 103 Lubbock, TX Christus Santa Rosa Center for Children and Families Spina Bifida Evaluation Center 333 North Santa Rosa San Antonio, TX Methodist Children s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinics 4499 Medical Drive Sublevel Methodist Plaza San Antonio, TX Spinal Cord Injury National Spinal Cord Injury Association list of Texas chapters, support groups, and state resources. CHAPTER AFFILIATES Rio Grande Chapter Highlands Regional Rehabilitation Hospital 1395 George Dieter El Paso, Texas, Phone: (915) Contact: Sukie Armendariz Phone: (915) Contact: Ron Prieto Texas Regional Model SCI System The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR)

18 1333 Moursund Avenue Houston, TX Phone: Sherman, Texas Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) support group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Life Center Specialty Hospital, American Stroke Association Phone: Call for a support group in your area. Stroke Syringomyelia/Chiari Malformation American Syringomyelia & Chairi Alliance Project PO Box 1586 Longview, TX ASAP-282 San Antonio & Houston, TX Area Susie Brassel 133 Rio Azul Sequin, TX Phone: Transverse Myelitis The Texas Transverse Myelitis Coalition Vist website for contact/meeting information for the TTMC in your area.

19 TM MeetUp Enter your postal code or US, then your state, for lists of cities that have TM meetings. General Disablity Resources Disability Resources.org: Texas Family Village s list of Texas disablity resources NICHCY: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities List of Texas State Resources Texas Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities Texas chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association 800 Brazos Street, Suite 430 Austin, TX Phone: Fax: Texas chapter of the American Occupational Therapy Association PO Box Austin, TX Phone: Fax: APSE: Association for Persons in Supported Employment Membership organization to improve and expand employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for people with disabilities Texas Chapter Norine Jaloway (president) Imagine Enterprises 1402 Spring Cress Lane Seabrook, TX Phone:

20 Fax: Project Mend provides low-income persons with disabilities access to recycled, donated medical equipment and specialized fitted devices that will enhance their independence, selfsufficiency and mobility. Partners Resource Network 5005 W. 34 th St., Suite 207A Houston, TX Their mission is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals. Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas 304 Pearl St. Beaumont, TX Toll Free: JOBS Texans for Advancement of Medical Research P.O. Box Austin, TX A non-profit organization that educates and advocates for stem cell research in Texas. Variety the Children s Charity of Texas N. Central Expressway, Suite 602 Dallas, TX Assists children with mobility and medical needs Morgan s Wonderland Morgan's Wonderland is located in San Antonio, Texas. It is the World's First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs, their family members, caregivers, friends and the entire community. This 25-acre park is a unique oasis that through the spirit of inclusion, allows people of all abilities to play, learn and share life changing experiences together, in a fun and safe environment.

21 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Foundation 6315 S. Wintersage Lane Houston, TX S Neuro Assistance Foundation 2320 Bridgewood Dr. Keller, TX NAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting spinal cord injured and disabled individuals in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area to achieve self-sufficiency and mobility through assistive vehicles, equipment, technology and home modifications. Camp for All in Texas Houston Office NW Freeway, Suite 220, Houston, TX Ph: Fax: Campsite 6301 Rehburg Road, Burton, TX Ph: Fax: Hannah s Horseshoes of Hope P.O. Box 574 Bonham, Texas Ph: Fax: A therapeutic horseback riding center for people with disabilities ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation 29W120 Butterfield Rd., Suite 105 Warrenville IL Phone: THINK56 Fax: ThinkFirst offers evidence-based injury prevention programs for students of all ages through their network of healthcare-based chapters. Health educators and people who have experienced brain or spinal cord injuries help students understand the importance of making safe choices related to vehicles, sports, violence and falls. To find chapter information in your area, please go to their website and click on the Chapter Site tab.

22 The information contained in this message is presented for the purpose of educating and informing you about paralysis and its effects. Nothing contained in this message should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this message.