Special Needs

Advocacy, Inc.

Austin Travis County Integral Care Behaviour Health and Developmental Disabilities Services
Austin Travis County Integral Care is provides community-based behavioral health and developmental disabilities in Travis County, administering an annual budget of $50 million of local, state and federal funding  at 44 physical facilities. In the last year, Integral Care served more than 22,000 individuals and families, offering numerous services and programs year-round.

Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
http://www.dads.state.tx.us/ Find Services for you, your family, or someone you are caring for.

Department of Assitive and Rehabilitive Services (DARS)
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ Find Services

Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECI)
ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas. http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/index.shtml

Elwyn is a non-profit human services organization recognized nationally and internationally as experts in the education and care of individuals with special challenges and disadvantages. Founded in 1852 to care for children with intellectual disabilities, todays Elwyn is a leading provider of services for people with special needs of all ages. While many of our services are available at our original 400-acre site in Media, PA, Elwyn also supports programs in schools, community sites, workplaces, and individual homes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and California

Special Olympics of Texas
The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities [mental retardation], giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.