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ABA Therapy Providers in San Antonio Area

Please click the following to see resource list of ABA therapy providers. Feel free to call as many as needed to coordinate best schedule, and therapeutic goals as recommended by your provider.

ABA Therapy Providers in San Antonio Area

Angels Away Support Group

Offers a perinatal loss support group for parents, their families and friends who have lost babies due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal demise, stillbirth, or neonatal death.  This group does not include post-abortion counseling.

Angels Away Support Group

Any Baby Can – San Antonio

Any Baby Can of San Antonio, serves ages 0-17 years.  The mission of Any Baby Can is to serve families with children and youth facing serious health or developmental challenges.

anybabycansa.org

The Arc of San Antonio

The Arc of San Antonio

http://www.arc-sa.org/pages/about-us/

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.

Autism Community Network

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

(210) 435-1000

https://www.acn-sa.org/

Autism Lifeline Links

Autism Lifeline Links is focused on helping individuals, families and professionals within the autism community in Bexar County and surrounding areas, connect with one another to share information, provide assistance and get needed support.

www.autismlifelinelinks.com

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks, with great information through their free “First 100 Days Kit”.

www.autismspeaks.org

BCFS (Baptist Child & Family Services)

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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

BCFS Headquarters
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
210.832.5000
1.800.830.2246
info@bcfs.net

Camp CAMP

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) provides recreation, rehabilitation, respite, and educational services for children with special needs.

www.campcamp.org

Disability Rights Texas

Disability Rights Texas :(800) 252-9108. 6800 Park Ten Blvd., Ste. 208N SAT 78213 Provides assistance with legal rights for persons with disabilities. Possibly free. www.disabilityrightstx.org

Down Syndrome Association of South Texas

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.

www.dsastx.org

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

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:

– EasterSeals– 210-614-3911, 2203 Babcock Rd., www.easterseals.com
– Brighton – 210-826-4492, 14207 Higgins Rd., www.brightonsa.org
– CHCS-ECI – 210-261-3300, 5802 S. Presa St., www.chcs-eci.org

Click Here for more information on ECI.

Kinetic Kids

https://www.kinetickidstx.org/

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.

Learning Disabilities Association of America

Learning Disabilities Association of America

www.ldaamerica.org

LD Online

The educator’s guide to learning disabilities and ADHD

www.ldonline.org

Local Support Groups

  • Children’s Tumor Foundation

San Antonio NF1 Walk

https://www.ctf.org/

 

  • Prader-Willi Walk

Coordinated with the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Prader-Willi Clinic

http://act.fpwr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=oss_home

 

  •      Huntington Disease

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
Phone: 210-691-0047
Email: curehdnow@aol.com

Logistical Medical Transportation

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.
www.logisticare.com/
Click here for more information on Medical Transportation

Medical Visits 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!

Morgan’s Wonderland

https://www.morganswonderland.com/

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

 210-495-5888
 210-637-3486

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities –  information on learning disabilities and specific issues like dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD

www.ncld.org

National Down Syndrome Congress

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

1-800-232-NDSC (6372)

info@ndsccenter.org

www.ndsccenter.org

The National Down Syndrome Society

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

1-800-221-4602

info@ndss.org

www.ndss.org

Parent Center Hub

Center for Parent Information and Resources, with great national information related to children with disabilities, particularly with regard to autism.

www.parentcenterhub.org/?s=autism

Project Caridad

Community outreach by Packard Law Firm to give free legal assistance for those with Social Security Disability needs.

https://www.packardfirm.com/aboutus.cfm

Toll Free: 855-464-7599; Call: 210-880-9395

ResCare

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.

 

https://www.rescare.com/youth-services/

Respite Care of San Antonio

Information on respite care, Mother’s Day Out, Family Day Out, Parents’ Night Out, and other services.

www.respitecaresa.org

Special Olympics Texas

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
(210) 530-9898

prog_director.a20@sotx.org

Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children

https://sunshinecottage.org/

tel: 210-824-0579

Email: info@sunshinecottage.org

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:

  • Newborn Hearing Evaluation Center
    • Diagnostic hearing evaluations from birth through 6 months old
  • Parent-Infant Program
    • Birth to three years of age
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Programs
    • Three years old through fifth grade
  • Audiology
    • Identification, fitting and management of hearing technology
  • Speech-Language Therapy
    • Comprehensive therapy provided for students

Free instructional Webinars.

Texas Parent to Parent

https://www.txp2p.org/

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.

Texas Project FIRST

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. 

http://texasprojectfirst.org/