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General links

 

Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 

Are You Eligible?

State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

 
Find your local Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) - click here.

 

Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here 

   

 For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.    

 

Find K-12 school information for your state - Visit Standard & Poors, Educational CyberPlayGround, SchoolMatch, or RateMyTeacher.

 

 

How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country. 

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

 
School house and school bell

Education Resources & Information

  

Department of Education - http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

  

Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)
 
Special Education Mediation Services - click here.

 

Texas Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

We help families with IEPs, legislative information, and more. We have chapters throughout the state.
7701 North Lamar, Suite 518
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: 512-407-8844
Website: www.txffcmh.org
 

TECLARC: The Exceptional Child's Learning And Resource Center
8304 Pat Booker Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78233
Phone: (210) 655-2883
Web: http://www.teclarc.org/

 

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

 

EduHelpNow: Supporting parents in the pursuit of effective instruction. EduHelpNow provides testing, evaluation, and advocacy services for parents.

 

Partners Resource Network, Inc.
3311 Richmond, Suite 334
Houston, TX 77098
Web: www.partnerstx.org

PATH Project
1090 Longfellow Drive, Suite B
Beaumont, TX 77706-4819
Web: www.partnerstx.org

PEN Project
1001 Main Street, Suite 804
Lubbock, TX 79401

Texas Parent to Parent
3710 Cedar Street, Box 12
Austin, TX 78705
Web: www.txp2p.org

The Arc of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley
Parents Supporting Parents Network
601 N. Texas Boulevard
Weslaco, TX 78596
Web: www.thearcoftexas.org

Partners in Policymaking
Laura Buckner, Program Coordinator
Partners in Policymaking
P.O. Box 5905
Katy, TX 77491-5905
Web: www.familytofamilynetwork.org

 
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
408 W. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701-2113
Web: www.txpta.org

Family to Family Network
13150 FM 529, Suite 106
Houston, TX 77041
Web: www.familytofamilynetwork.org

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stack of books

Literacy Resources

 
Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

 

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newspaper

Articles of Interest

  

TX Website Helps Students Brush Up For TAKS Test - A new Web site offers help to high school juniors preparing to take the state's new exit-level exam this spring. The site, www.track.uttelecampus.org, features diagnostic tests and interactive learning materials.

 

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puzzle pieces

Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

 

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child playing in water

Things To Do & Places To See

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

 

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This page last updated on 01/04/2017

 

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