The Arc of San Antonio
The Arc of San Antonio was founded to create a network of support and services for their children with special needs. Throughout our history, The Arc has responded to the changing needs in our community by developing programs and partnerships that address the most critical issues facing people living with disabilities. Today, The Arc offers one of the largest continuum of services for children and adults with a broad range of developmental abilities.
We play a distinctive role among social service providers in San Antonio. Each year our case manager and support services connect over 1,200 children, adults and families to a wide range of resources for people with disabilities. The Arc serves as a gateway to community services for many individuals and families seeking assistance for the first time. We provide a continuing source of information, referral and support during times of transition or crisis
The Arc has two locations in San Antonio (13430 West Avenue, 78216, phone # (210) 490-4300) and (6530 Wurzbach Road, 78240, phone # (210) 682-4200). Each location offers extended hours for our childcare and day habitation for adults. We serve over 300 children and adults each day.
Local nonprofit organization focused on early recognition, diagnosis, and management of autism spectrum disorder. They provide education and training to families touched by autism. They help form community networks to connect you to relevant services and resources.
4242 Woodcock Dr #101, San Antonio, TX 78228
Provides free counseling services to eligible youth ages 0 to 17 and their families. Services provided at several locations across San Antonio. Crisis intervention and counseling services are available 24/7 by calling main number, 210-283-5183.
From ChildSafe, Family Endeavors, Grace House, Family Violence Prevention Services & Women’s Shelter, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Urban Ministries Emergency Shelter, to college prep, foster care, employment connections, or assisted living services, learn more about what BCFS does Here
Find your local resources at the BCFS’ South Texas Centre in San Antonio Here
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
Our mission is to provide services and support for children and adults with Down syndrome and their families in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Through partnerships with other agencies, medical professionals, educators, and parents, the DSASTX gathers and shares resources and information for those with Down syndrome and their families. The DSASTX provides opportunities for families to foster friendships and offer mutual support through Parent Support Group meetings, community-based social activities, special events, and educational programs.
Down Syndrome Association of South Texas
Excellent support group for patients with Down Syndrome.
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program for families and children up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.
ECI services provided by region, as below:
Click Here for more information on ECI.
Our mission is to provide unique experiences through physical and creative activities in a supportive environment to children with special needs who may otherwise be excluded.
Our sports and recreation programs are designed to encourage mobility and activity, foster courage and confidence, and boost self-esteem and pride, which all lead to the joy our Kinetic Kids feel when they achieve new possibilities that were previously unimaginable.
San Antonio NF1 Walk
Coordinated with the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Prader-Willi Clinic
Support Group – San Antonio
North Central Baptist Hospital (Atrium Education Room 1A)
520 Madison Oak Drive
North Central Baptist Hospital
3rd Saturday of the month, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Gerleine A. Schoonover
Logisticare provides transportation services for children with special health care needs or ANY child who recieves medical assistance and Medicaid. Call at least 3 days in advance and up to 30 days in advance to schedule a pick-up- 877-835-7412.
Click here for more information on Medical Transportation
There is no shame in letting your clinic know you struggle with transportation, and may not be able to make your appointment as scheduled. Most clinics have a “Practice Navigator” who may be able to help you!
Our vision is to establish a special place where smiles and laughter lead to wonderful memories with family members, friends and caregivers. We want Morgan’s Wonderland to be a place where the common element of play creates an atmosphere of inclusion for those with and without disabilities, encouraging everyone to gain a greater understanding of one another. Morgan’s Wonderland is just like any other theme park except for a culture and environment that assures 100 percent enjoyment by every person who enters through the Welcome Center. Unfortunately, countless children and adults with special needs do not have access to facilities that enable them to fully enjoy outdoor recreation.
5223 David Edwards Dr., San Antonio TX, 78233
Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. We provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.
30 Mansell Court, Suite 108
Roswell, GA 30076
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to being the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. NDSS has over 350 affiliates nationwide.
666 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Intermediate and Long term care facilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with daily living support services, in-home care, developmental disabilities. Along with daily living support services, in-home care, vocational training, job support, rehab and behavioral health services.
It is our vision to become the premier provider of Special Olympics training and competition in the world. We approach each endeavor with a single intent – to improve the quality of life for our athletes. The challenges of the future are embraced with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring that the changing face and needs of our athletes are met. Athletes may begin training as early as six years old, but must be eight years old to compete. Athletes must be 12 years old to attend statewide competitions.
Please click HERE to register, and get involved.
45 NE Loop 410, Ste. 180
San Antonio, TX 78216
At Sunshine Cottage, children with hearing loss become part of a community centered on enriching lives and improving listening, language and speech. Every child is embraced by our dedicated staff and provided with the necessary skills to learn in a rich auditory-oral environment. All children and their families benefit from the outstanding educational environment and strong support system spanning their Sunshine Cottage experience.
The following comprehensive educational programs and support services are available for children who are deaf or hard of hearing:
Free instructional Webinars.
Texas Parent to Parent provides support, information, and education to families of children of all ages who have disabilities or chronic illness. The Texas Parent to Parent staff are parents of children with disabilities, chronic illness, or special health care needs. We have also spoken to thousands of families over the years. We are here to help – give us a call at 866-896-6001 or 512-458-8600.
A project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.
Has your child recently been diagnosed with a disability?
Do you have concerns about your child’s learning and are trying to find help?
Your child may be receiving special education services and you need to learn more.
Wherever you are in the process, we’ve been there.
We know the maze in which you find yourself.