San Antonio Community Resources
Any Baby Can is a non-profit organization in San Antonio that offers a variety of services to individuals and families of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Services offered by Any Baby Can include case management, counseling, sibling support, autism services, health and wellness, and prescription assistance. Click the link above to go their website.
The Any Baby Can Autism Community Resource Guide is a handy guide for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and families of an individual with an autism spectrum disorder. The Community Resource Guide has a list of providers and resources for many different services such as therapy providers, advocacy services, counseling, community assistance, money management, home health care, summer camps and many more. Click the link above to access the Community Resource Guide.
The ARC of San Antonio is a non-profit organization in San Antonio that offers a variety of services to individuals and families of individuals with developmental disabilities. Services offered by the ARC include programming for individuals with disabilities at their the ARC facility, case management services, and support services. Click the link above to go their website.
The ARC of San Antonio Community Resource Guide is another handy guide for individuals with a developmental disability and their families. The Community Resource Guide has a list of providers and resources for many different services such as therapy providers, counseling, legal assistance, residential services, support groups and many more. Click the link above to access the Community Resource Guide.
The Autism Community Network is a non-profit organization in San Antonio that provides supports and services to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and their families. The Autism Community Network provides diagnostic services, referrals for services, and family empowerment programs. Click the link above to go to their website.
Parent & Educational Resources
TARGET is a great resource that is predominantly used by educators, but is a great resource for parents as well. TARGET provides an in-depth analysis (research base, how to use it, what skills to use it for, age groups it's effective with, etc.) on the many different interventions used to teach individuals with autism. They also have a section that goes over the different evaluations used to diagnose autism spectrum disorders. Use the link above to go their website to learn more.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible for the administration of all public school programming in the state of Texas, including special education. Use the link above to learn more about how TEA supports and administers special education policies and programming throughout the state.
The Autism Internet Modules (AIM) are a compilation of training modules that are available to parents, educators, and anyone else interested in learning more about autism and different intervention strategies. The modules are free and you have unlimited use of them. Just create an account and you can gain access to all of the trainings offered by AIM. Use the link above to get started.
The Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT) is another free training resource available for free to parents and educators. You do not need to create an account, simply use the link above to go to the website and begin training.
The National Professional Development Center (NPDC) periodically reviews all of the research that pertains to intervention strategies and evaluates whether or not the strategies meet the criteria to be considered an evidence-based practice. This is important information to know because evidence-based practices should always be the go-to interventions used (including in school settings). Along with documenting which practices are evidence-based, they include detailed briefs and trainings on how to implement each strategy with fidelity. Use the link above to see what practices are currently considered evidenced-based.
The Partners Resource Network is an organization and community dedicated specifically to parents of individuals with a disability. The Partners Resource Network provides information to parents to help them understand their child's disability, understand their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), obtain resources/services, and participate and network with professionals to help support their child. Use the link above to go their website and learn more.
The Sesame Street website has resources and videos/storybooks for parents and families with children with autism that include: daily routine cards, storybooks, videos, and more! Many of these resources feature Julia, the Sesame Street character with an autism spectrum disorder.
This article provides information about sensory overload and ways to recognize sensory overload. The article also provides great tips and strategies on preventing and dealing with sensory overload.
The National Military Family Association has a website with information specific to military families who have a loved one with special needs. This website provides information about the different types of resources available for military families and information on how to access them or get more information about them.
The University of Washington has put together a website for families and parents of individuals with learning disabilities that outlines different types of academic accommodations for students. This website has a wealth of information regarding different types of accommodations, universal design, and resources to find more in-depth information about academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
Click the above link to access more information and frequently asked questions about insurance coverage of ABA services in Texas.