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Cultivate Behavioral Health Services

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At Cultivate, we provide very individualized ABA services in Central Texas, serving children with autism and other developmental disabilities. We service children starting in their early intervention programs, through their high school years. Through our Applied Behavior Analysis, our organization provides the highest-quality services available in the greater Austin, San Antonio, and Houston areas. Children in our programs will gain the skills required to thrive in a learning setting. Some of these skills include the following: attending, impulse control, tolerating change, responding to "No", work completion and persistence, and many others.

Our model at Cultivate revolves around educating the public. Therefore, in addition to our services, we also provide family consultations, educational consulting, social peer groups, and case supervision.

Cultivate has a very collaborative approach. Therefore, we are always in constant communication with our parents, families, and teachers. We strongly believe in the importance of consistency, which is why we value communication so much. Currently, Cultivate offers in-home services and on some occasions, at school therapy. We are also out in the community, depending on what the client's and family's needs are. Our team consists of very highly motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced individuals. 

Please feel free to visit our website at www.cultivateBHE.com for more detailed information. I strongly feel our company and our website is a great resource for families in our community to be familiar with, as we also provide helpful articles and vlogs that discuss different strategies in more practical ways. The articles can be found on our website and are vlogs, Keepin' It 100, can be found using the following link: https://youtu.be/Md2cGkL2cB8.

Telephone: (512) 772-4042

Behavioral Innovations - Adult ABA Services

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At Behavioral Innovations, we are committed to providing comprehensive services to individuals of all ages. As a provider of evidence based behavioral supports, Behavioral Innovations is proud to be serving the adult community, residential, and foster programs throughout Texas. We serve privately funded clients, clients with insurance coverage, Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Home and Community Services, Texas Home Living and other Medicaid Waiver Program clients. We work collaboratively with each organization to provide the highest quality of services. Our team of highly skilled Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) provide services for families and organizations under the Texas DADS, Medicaid Waiver programs, DARS programs and other funding sources. Our staff is available to serve you at your facility, group home, residence or out in the community. We look forward to working together toward your goals.

Adult Services:

  • Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Behavior Support Services Intervention Planning
  • Development, and Implementation Training for Clients
  • Group Home and Workshop Staff, and Caregivers
  • Monitoring of Data and Progress
  • Custom Designed Specialized Services
  • A team of highly skilled Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Flexible, dependable, and individualized services
  • Planned follow-up

Telephone: (972) 786-2487

ABA-SkIP - The Juice Box Afterschool and Social Club
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

Additional Information

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The Juice Box @ ABA-SkIP

  • Houston's afterschool homework and social club
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM, Monday - Thursday
  • Ages 10 - 15 years old with a diagnosis of autism
  • Grant supported, insurance welcome
  • For more information contact (713) 970-7930


STARS Feeding Disorders Clinic
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

Additional Information

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What is a Feeding Disorder?
A feeding disorder is identified when a child is unable or refuses to eat or drink sufficient quantities to maintain their nutritional status. Typically, children with feeding difficulties exhibit strong preferences for certain foods (by type, texture, color and/or packaging) and consume a narrower quantity of food when compared with their peers.

Who do we serve?
Admission into the S.T.A.R.S. Feeding Disorders Clinic is determined on an individual basis through clinical assessment conducted by a clinician on the team. The Feeding Disorders Clinic is divided up into two programs: Outpatient and Day Treatment. Our Outpatient program serves children ages 9 months through 18 years. This
program is not restricted for those with an intellectual or developmental disability. If enrolled in this program, the child will be seen 1-2 times per week for one hour each time. Our Day Treatment Program is a more intensive program for children under the ages of 16 and with a diagnosis of Autism. Children enrolled in this program will be fed multiple times per day four days per week. Our Clinic will be able to serve those with Medicaid, DARS grant funding and General Revenue services. We are also taking private pay and outside insurance carriers on a case by case basis.

What is feeding therapy?
The S.T.A.R.S. Feeding Disorders Clinic is designed to help individuals that struggle with food and/or liquid refusal, texture or type selectivity, general mealtime problem behavior and refusal to self feed, all of which can result in difficulty maintaining their nutritional status. Feeding therapy provides an evidence based behavioral approach to addressing all of these concerns. Treatment needs are identified after the completion of a thorough assessment including: client observation with food presentation, indirect assessment measures, and parent/caregiver interview. After all physiological concerns and oral motor deficiencies have been ruled out by medical professionals and/or speech and language pathologists, feeding treatment plans are written to address the maladaptive behaviors and skill deficits that remain. Once an efficacious plan has been created, the parent or caregiver is trained on how to feed their child to achieve optimum results.



Additional Information

Do you or anyone you know need some form of assistance during times of an emergency/disaster event? The state of Texas offers Texans the option to register with the STEAR program, a FREE registry that provides local emergency planners and responders with additional information on the needs in their community.

Who Should Register?
People with Disabilities
People with access and functional needs such as:
People who have limited mobility
People who have communication barriers
People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
People who require transportation assistance
People who require personal care assistance

How to Register?
Dial 2-1-1 or use your video phone relay option of choice to contact 211
Printed or electronic forms (Contact your local government)

Texas communities use the registry information in different ways. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Available services will vary by community. For more information on how your community will use information in the STEAR registry, contact your local emergency management office.)

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Michelle Garcia, Psy.D. & Associates
Improving Quality of Life

Additional Information

We work with individuals of all ages, diagnoses, and issues, including but not limited to:

Intellectual Disabilities - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Mood and Anxiety Disorders - Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Eating Disorders - Prader-Willi - ADHD - Aggression - Refusal Behavior - Property Destruction - Verbal Aggression/Disrespect - Self-Injury

Psychological & Behavioral Services Offered Includes:

  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Psychological/Neuropsychological Testing
  • Behavioral supports (plans, behavior drills, and ongoing support)
  • IEE's and ARD Advocacy
  • Training for professionals, educators, and families
  • Additional Supports: social skills training, social stories, and resource building
  • Coordination with healthcare providers, work and day programs, state and other agencies, etc.

We provide affordable community-based integrated services: testing, behavior assistance, counseling, training, resource building, IEE's/ARD advocacy, and coordination with prescribing physicians.

To You, For You...we come to the home, school, work, and day habilitation site. Going to the individual in their environment allows us to get the full picture.

Teamwork...we work actively with your organization to offer treatment planning assistance, including staff and family trainings, short-term consultative services, and ongoing supports.

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Makris Law Firm, P.C.
Disability Attorneys

Additional Information

Makris Law Firm, P.C.
9898 Bissonnet St, Suite 100
Houston,TX 77036
(888) 228-5663 (Toll-Free)

Description: The attorneys of Makris Law Firm advocate for individuals with disabilities and their families in the process of winning social security disability benefits.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Community Options Booklet

Additional Information

This guide was developed to aid Texans who are older and persons with disabilities to choose from a comprehensive array of services and supports that meet diverse needs.

Online booklet

Travel Training Program
Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO)

Additional Information

Travel training promotes independent travel by providing access to free information, training and support. Individuals who successfully complete the travel training program will be able to demonstrate the skill level needed to travel independently.

Trainees learn how to:

  • Plan a trip
  • Board and depart vehicles safely
  • Identify landmarks and stop locations
  • Read maps and schedules
  • Safely cross the street
  • Recognize bus names and numbers
  • Signal stop request
  • Maintain appropriate behavior
  • Plan for emergencies/safety tips

To sign up call METRO at (713) 615-7050 or (713) 652-8016. Email metrotraveltraining@ridemetro.org

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Speech Therapy
University of Houston Community Outreach

Additional Information

Testing and therapy available for clients who have difficulty with:

  • Listening/Understanding
  • Talking/Saying sounds correctly
  • Stuttering
  • Social Skills/Playing appropriately with other children
  • Reading comprehension
  • Any other speech/language impairment

People with the following medical/developmental conditions may benefit from speech therapy:

  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss
  • Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Other conditions that cause communication problems

Services are provided at no cost by graduate clinicians from the University of Houston Speech, Language, Hearing, Clinic under the supervision of a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.

Program Brochure

Hurricane Preparedness Information to Help
People With Access and Functional Support Needs

Additional Information

Together Against the Weather was created to help people with access and functional support needs better plan and prepare for hurricanes in the 13-county region of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. The Together Against the Weather strategies and tool kit of materials were developed to help overcome challenges experienced by the program’s targeted audiences and to encourage the formation of supportive partnerships in advance of a storm.

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Assistance with Legal Issues

Additional Information

In collaboration with the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, we will be conducting intake and screening for new cases at the Multipurpose Center on 1475 West Gray St. on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Family Law
Estate Planning
Community Education

If you currently have a legal problem in one of our practice areas, please come by during intake and screening on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or call our office directly. Contact Kaitlyn Tracy, Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, at 281.936.0770 (VP) or Kaitlyn.tracy@houstontx.gov at least 2 days prior to interview if you need accommodations for a disability.

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Free Visual Fire Alarm Program
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Additional Information

Free visual fire alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing.

To Qualify for a FREE Visual Fire Alarm, You must:

  • Live in the city of Houston
  • Have a substantial Hearing Loss that requires the use of a visual fire alarm

If interested: Please Contact Kaitlyn Tracy
E-mail: Kaitlyn.Tracy@houstontx.gov
Phone: 281.936.0770

Additional Information

Red Door Learning Montessori

Additional Information

The Red Door Learning Montessori has taken the task of strategically providing a learning environment that will serve as a haven for children who are facing additional adversities, such as learning challenges.

The program employs a mission, vision, goals, strategies and expected outcomes of providing a learning environment designed to nourish the lives of academically challenged children from ranging in levels Kindergarten to age 13.

12035 De Forest St.
Houston TX. 77066
Bus: 281-587-0030 Fax: 281-587-0064

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Texas Project First
Families, Information, Resource, Support and Training

Additional Information

What Matters to Parents

Has your child recently been diagnosed with a disability or been referred for special education services? Maybe your child has been receiving special education services and it’s time to figure out the next steps. Wherever you are in the process, we’ve been there. We know the maze in which you find yourself and we’re eager to point the way to news you can use, information you can trust and understand, and reliable resources for more information. Welcome!

The Texas Education Agency web site is a wealth of information and resources targeted to a variety of readers – educators, school districts, parents, students, and the general public. You can most likely find what you’re looking for there…

But if you are seeking information and resources specific to students with disabilities and their families, then the Texas Project FIRST web site is a practical place to start.

The Texas Project FIRST web site, launched in September 2006, is a constant work in progress. Bookmark us and check back regularly for new additions


IDD PsychCare
Working Together for a Better Quality of Life

Additional Information

IDD PsychCare provides psychiatric and therapeutic services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Houston and surrounding areas. Headed by a team of psychiatrists, PhD's, LPC's and LCSW's we are able to meet the needs of people served in the HCS, ICF/MR, TXHML programs and those using Medicare and private pay.

Psychiatric Services:

  • Medication Management
  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
  • Treatment Plan development and follow along

Psychological & Behavioral Services:

  • Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Coordination of Behavior Plans with ARD teams and day program
  • Staff training (School, Provider and Day Program)
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
Contact Information 7007 Gulf Freeway, Suite 160
Houston, TX 77087
(713) 454-1004

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

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Employment Advantage : Experience the Advantage

Additional Information

Employment Advantage has been providing specialized employment services to individuals with disabilities since 2002. We serve Harris and Montgomery counties, with our focus on the Humble/Kingwood/Atascocita and East Montgomery County areas.

We are an approved Provider for the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and have held a contract since 2002. We are an Employment Network holding a contract awarded to us by the Social Security Administration in February 2011.

Our services are delivered in a professional and individual manner, focusing on you to determine your talents, your work preferences and your career goals. Services include:

  • personalized assessment of skills and talents,
  • resume' development,
  • interview preparation, and
  • a commitment to help you find employment that matches your preferences.

In addition, our services are available during the short term and the long term of your career development.

Our mission is to assist individuals with disabilities who desire to go to work, find meaningful and competitive employment that matches their skills and talents.

For additional information please contact us at (281) 358-6172.

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Tangible Difference Learning Center

Additional Information

TDLC's goal is to effectively serve families with special needs children by providing quality Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech Language therapy, Social Skills classes and Professional Counseling services in the Greater Houston area.

Company information and services

30 Years of Autism
Providing Autism Spectrum Services to Children 3 to 12 Years Old

Additional Information

My name is Patrick Callahan and for the past 30 years, I have worked in a hands-on capacity with children with autism in public school settings. I recently took an early retirement to enter the private sector. I provide reasonable initial consult fees and competitive rates for services based on my 30 years of experience. My experience and expertise are with ASD children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Services Provided:

  • In-home respite care (by the hour or day)
  • Academic tutoring to age 16
  • In-home behavior management strategies
  • In-home communication strategies
  • Home schedules
  • Daily living skills
  • Social skills
  • Recreational outings
  • IEP reviews
  • Pre-ARD conference
  • Consultation with parochial schools/day care centers

I am available 7 days a week. For resume, references and rates, please email with your name, child information, and services you may be interested in. Response time is one day.

Contact Information Email: pf.callahan@att.net
Phone: 832-265-0940
Web: www.30yearsofautism.com

Accessible Lifestyle

Additional Information

Accessible Lifestyle delivers professional construction and remodeling services on both commercial and residential projects in Harris and surrounding counties of the greater Houston area. We specialize in custom projects incorporating universal design, accessibility and barrier-free features.

Our years of experience and certifications have given us a level of expertise and flexibility that allow our clients a piece of mind knowing they can trust us from start to finish. Whatever you need, we are a very knowledgeable and capable construction team that can get the job done right. We now have a Full Time Occupational Therapist on staff to complete home safety evaluations when needed. From design to completion, we can do it all.

When all is said and done, quality is the defining element of every project. From the design through the finishing craftsmanship, it's the quality of the work that will endure. Outstanding skills and real care are the characteristics that enable the Accessible Lifestyle team to deliver a high-quality, consistent quality product.

For more information visit accessiblelifestyle.com, call (936) 760-2601, or view the company brochure.

Music Therapy Center of Houston

Additional Information

The American Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as "an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses."

By using targeted music interventions a variety of goals may be addressed such as:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Balance and/or gait
  • Breath support
  • Oral motor skills
  • Communication/receptive language skills
  • Memory skills
  • Pain management
  • Executive functioning/cognitive skills
  • Social skills
  • Self expression/self awareness
  • Overall health and wellness
  • Manage stress
  • Express feelings
  • Enhance memory

For more information visit www.musictherapycenter.org, or call (713) 298-1934.

Dionysus Theatre: Changing Lives One Act at a Time

Additional Information

In the past 11 years, Dionysus Theatre has been the only inclusive theatre in the state of Texas. Bringing together actors with disabilities along with those who are able-bodied, Dionysus has entertained, empowered, enlightened and educated people across the state. (more)

Contact Information Deborah Nowinski (713) 728-0041.
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Meyer Center for
Developmental Pediatrics

About the Meyer Center

Founded in 1960, the Leopold L. Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital provides a variety of medically directed diagnostic services for infants, children and adolescents referred for suspected developmental and/or learning problems including children at risk because of problems associated with birth.

The Meyer Center offers an interdisciplinary, family-centered approach to diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment. The team includes developmental and behavioral pediatricians, psychologist, a neuropsychologist, and social workers. Speech/language therapist, occupational and physical therapists, and other medical specialists at Texas Children's Hospital are consulted as needed.

Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin Street, CC 1530
Houston, Texas 77030
(832) 822-3400

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Desmond Neonatal Developmental Clinic

Long-term follow-up of premature infants is provided through the Desmond Clinic.

Thursdays, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Down Syndrome Clinic of Houston

In collaboration with the Down Syndrome Association of Houston, the Down Syndrome Clinic of Houston was launched to provide services to ensure the healthy development of children with Down syndrome.

Please contact the nurse coordinator at (832) 822-3478 for additional information.

Mondays, 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

How to Make a Referral Meyer Center services are consultative. A medical referral from the primary care physician is needed to begin the application and appointment process.

ESCAPE Family Resource Center

Additional Information

ESCAPE Family Resource Center is offering "Home Improvement Classes for the Entire Family." ESCAPE has a variety of parenting skill enhancement programs. Each program can be facilitated with the entire family or with parents only to accommodate the need. Some program fees do apply; please call (713) 942-9500 for further information. Se habla espanol.

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Houston Area Respite Center

Additional Information

Parents who have children with mentally handicapping conditions can have difficulty finding time away.  Between the struggle of the child's needs and the difficulty of finding people who are capable of caring for those needs, getting away even for a few hours can become a near impossibility. This is where HARC comes in. On Friday evenings from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., HARC provides “Parents Night Out” programs where the children can have an entertaining evening and the parents can enjoy up to four hours away.

HARC's “Parents Night Out” program gives an enjoyable evening for children.

A typical evening will include games, crafts, music, movies and loads of fun events.  The programs are created to offer the participants a great time in a nonsectarian environment. While HARC plans for inclusion programs with a large variety of group activities, HARC also has 1:1 activities for children who are not ready for group events.

A $25 fee is requested per child.  Partial scholarships are available, and second child discounts apply.  Since children with handicapping conditions also often relate well with their “typical learning” siblings, special invitation rates are  offered for these siblings. Parents Night Out is restricted to children ages 4-18 years of age. All allergies, diet restrictions, and other special needs are to be made known in advance.

For more information about HARC's Parents Night Out program, see
www.harc-hou.org or call 713-271-6001 for more details.

To visit the HARC brochure online click here.

A Night Out for Parents


3rd Friday of each month

Additional Information

PM Pals provides a Friday night "off" for parents with special needs children. Children receive one-on-one attention and structured play events and the parents receive 4 hours all to themselves. Here are some details about the program:

  • Children ages 1 - 12 years old with any type of special needs are invited
  • Their siblings (aged 1 - 12 years) are encouraged to also attend
  • Provides a safe and fun environment with a mature and trained volunteer, including medical specialist
  • All children receive a one-on-one "Pal" for the evening, who guides them to various activities (games, crafts, creative play, etc.)
  • There is a "special event/guest" each PM Pal night
  • Drop off time is 6:00PM - 6:30PM. Pick up time is 9:30PM - 10:00PM
  • This is a free service, open to the public

The program is located at St. Luke's United Methodist Church
3471 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77027
Westheimer Rd. at Edloe/west of Buffalo Speedway

Please contact Julie Miller at (713) 402-5044 to sign up or for more details.

TEAM Project
A Project of Partners Resource Network

What is TEAM Project

The TEAM Project began in October 2003 with a grant from the US Department of Education to Partners Resource Network, a nonprofit agency that has served parents of children with disabilities throughout Texas since 1986. The TEAM Project is part of a statewide network of services to parents of infants, toddlers, children and youth with all types of disabilities.

What does it cost?

There is no charge to parents for the services of the TEAM Project. Services are available in English and Spanish.

What does TEAM offer?

The TEAM Project provides training, information, and support to parents of children with all types of disabilities.

The TEAM Project helps parents to:

  • learn more about their children's disabilities
  • better understand their children's rights
  • improve their skills in communication, evaluation, and decision making
  • gain inner strength to deal with the "job" of advocating for their children
  • know that they are not powerless and they are not alone

Workshops on:

  • Educating parents with special needs children
  • Educational rights, ARDs, IEPs, IFSPs
  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • Transition Planning
  • Parent/Professional Partnerships
  • Assertiveness and communication

Information and Referral about:

  • Disabilities and challenging needs
  • Educational rights
  • Special education services
  • Local, regional, state and national resources
  • Statewide membership organizations

Assistance in:

  • Preparing for an ARD/IEP meeting
  • Understanding a child's records
  • Linking with another parent
  • Organizing a parent support group
  • Record keeping and letter writing
  • Communicating with school personnel
  • Preparing for mediation


  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Publications
  • Bilingual staff (Spanish/English)
  • Website
  • Annual parent leadership institute
Contact Information

Coordinating Office
3311 Richmond, Suite 334
Houston, Texas 77098
office: (713) 524-2147
toll free (877) 832-8945

email: prnteam@sbcglobal.net

website: www.partnersTX.org

IntraCare North Hospital
A Resource for Behavioral Health

SNAP Program

IntraCare North Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of our new

Special Needs Adaptive Program (SNAP)

We have identified a need in our community to serve patients with both behavioral or psychiatric conditions that meet the criteria for inpatient hospitalization and special needs related to developmental issues such as mental retardation/autism and co-occurring..

Our program addresses both of these areas by stabilizing the behavioral/psychiatric condition while providing programming in a manner that is appropriate for patients with special needs related to their developmental issues.

Our staff are trained and experienced in working with this patient population. We are proud to have Dr. Javier Ruiz and Dr. Victor Oderinde as Medical Directors for this program.

Admission Criteria
  • Patients 8 to 14 years of age
  • Patients must have a behavioral or mental illness diagnosable under DSM
  • Patients must have a special developmental need such as mental retardation or autism within the mild to moderate range. IQ scores of 50 and above would be appropriate.
  • Patients must not have additional medical needs beyond those currently accepted for treatment in our facility. The exclusionary criteria for medical stability will be applied to these patients just as it is for all patients seeking admission.
  • We will consider all admissions and inquiries on a case by case basis.

Please call (281) 893-7200

Down Syndrome Resource Center
Socializing On Saturdays (SOS)

Additional Information

For children, ages 6 and up, we have Socializing On Saturdays (SOS) at the Down Syndrome Resource Center. This program will give the participants an opportunity to socialize through activities and games that we have planned for the day.

S.O.S. happens the second Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm with a limited number of participants.

Cost: $40

SOS Flyer

El Grupo de Apoyo
Community Self-Help Group

The last Tuesday of each month


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location 3522 Polk Avenue
Houston, Texas 77003
About "El Grupo de Apoyo"
  • "El Grupo" is a support group that was developed in 1990 to assist Spanish speaking families that have the responsibility of caring for a family member that has a mental or physical disability.
  • The group format helps to establish a safe, trusting environment which encourages members to address issues that are particular to their situation.
  • Group facilitators are culturally sensitive and conduct the sessions in Spanish and English
FASD Parent Support Group
Date The last Friday of each month (except for holiday weekends)

Noon - 1:30 PM


The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston
303 Jackson Hill
Houston, TX 77007

Additional Information

Bring your "brown bag lunch," explore resources, and talk to many others about the experiences of raising children with FASD. This group is appropriate for parents, extended family and caregivers affected by FASD.

PLEASE NOTE: Child care is not offered at this meeting. The building is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available. There is no need to register.

Please contact Grier Patton at grier.patton@gmail.com for questions.

Houston Area Respite Center (HARC):
Adult Social Club
Date Every Friday

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Down Syndrome Resource Center
7015 W. Tidwell Building G Suite 108
Houston, TX 77092

Additional Information

The club will provide a unique opportunity for its members to practice social skills and gain self confidence in a safe, welcoming environment. It will give them the opportunity to have their own place; make new friends; to be themselves; discover new talents and goals; become leaders; make decisions, and to have fun. With guidance, the members will plan and run their club’s activities and occasional outings – all the while practicing their social thinking skills.

For more information and to join the club, please call 281-639-2788 or email us at harc@harc-hou.org

Adult Social Club Flyer

Jewish Family Services
Alexander Institute Support Group
Date 3rd Tuesday of each month

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Jewish Family Service
4131 S. Braeswood
Houston, Texas 77025
(713) 667-9336

Additional Information

This group is open to anyone who has someone in their life with special needs. Please join us for lively discussions and a chance to connect with other Jewish parents and caregivers.

There is no fee for this service and this group is being facilitated by Jody Mizrachi, MA LPC-1 and Jamie Paul Weiner, MSW


For more information, please call Jody Mizrachi at (713) 667-9336 ext. 207

North Houston Autism Play Group
Date 3rd Saturday of each month

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Additional Information

North Houston Autism Play Group is for children ages 1-12 (up to 5th grade) including their parents and siblings. This group will provide social opportunities for children with autism & their families while building a support network in Harris and Montgomery County .

Everyone attending must RSVP so that we know how many refreshments we will need. For more information, please contact Janet at nhautismplaygroup@sbcglobal.net or 713-962-0474

Parents as Partners in Special Education
Support Group Day Meeting

The second Monday of each month


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location The Arc of Greater Houston
3737 Dacoma, Suite E
Houston, Texas 77092
Questions (713) 957-1600
Parents as Partners in Special Education
Support Group Night Meeting

The second Tuesday of each month


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location The Arc of Greater Houston
3737 Dacoma, Suite E
Houston, Texas 77092
Questions (713) 957-1600
Parent Run Support Group supported by the Arc of Greater Houston
Familias Hispanas

The second Saturday of each month

  • Familias Hispanas is a Spanish speaking support group.

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location Community Family Center
7524 Avenue E
Houston, Texas 77012
Questions (713) 869-9582
Recovery, Inc.
Self-help Mental Health Group

Weekly - Mondays and Saturdays


Mondays: 7:30 PM - 9:30PM
Saturdays: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Room 205
11612 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77024

West University Church of Christ
3407 Bissonnet, Westchester Street entrance (between Buffalo Speedway and Edloe)
Houston, Texas 77008

About "Recovery, Inc."

Recovery, Inc. is a self-help mental health organization founded in 1937 by the late Dr. Abraham A. Low, a Chicago psychiatrist. The Recovery method is a system or cognitive/behavioral techniques to help manage and control nervous symptoms and fears. Weekly meetings are open to anyone 18 years or older.

Recovery, Inc. has helped people struggling with: stress and tension, depression and fatigue, anger and fears, anxiety and panic, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, sleep problems and worry, and other emotional problems.


Call (713) 466-3387 or email 171@recovery-inc.org, or visit the website, www. recovery-inc.org

Tzu Chi Support Group for Families with Special Needs

2nd Saturday of each month


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Tzu Chi Foundation, USA, Southern Region
6200 Corporate Drive
Houston, Texas 77036

Additional Information

We are a support group for Chinese families with special needs, through regular monthly meetings, we offer:

  • Special topic seminars by professionals
  • Experience, ideas and information exchange among parents
  • Linkage to community resources

Fun activities are provided by volunteers for your special ones while parents attend the monthly meetings. Special Olympics and other family gatherings are held periodically as well.


Call Lily Pan at (713) 970-8385 - email lily.pan@mhmraharris.org
or Ken Wang at (713) 981-8966 - email kuenswang@aol.com

Click here to view the support group flyer

Visions for Tomorrow Daytime Support Group:
Sponsored by NAMI West Houston
Date Last Wednesday of the month

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


The Catholic Community of St. Cecelia
11720 Joan of Arc Drive
Community Center, Room 202

Additional Information

For parents and caregivers of children and adolescents with a brain disorder (ADHD, PDD/Autism, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, or any other emotional or behavioral concern). You are not alone!

For more information, call Debby Brown at 281-493-9854 or Diane Goyette at 713-896-1153.

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