Resources

Medicaid Waiver Information

https://www.navigatelifetexas.org/en/insurance-financial-help/texas-medicaid-waiver-programs-for-children-with-disabilities

Read here for all the details on how to ensure you are planning for your child’s future.

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

https://www.dsdiagnosisnetwork.org/about2

The mission of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network is to connect, support, and provide accurate information to families with a Down syndrome diagnosis.

Down Syndrome Education International

https://www.dseusa.org/en-us/

DSE-USA supports scientific research and delivers evidence-based advice and information to improve educational outcomes for children with Down syndrome.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Manual

https://media.disabilityrightstx.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/15204326/2018-Updated-IDEA-Manual-copy.pdf

A great (and free) resource for parents learning how to navigate the special education system.

Lumind IDSC Foundation

https://www.lumindidsc.org/

Lumind accelerates research to increase availability of therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical care options.

National Down Syndrome Society

www.ndss.org

The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

Navigate Life Texas

www.navigatelifetexas.org

This website is especially for families and parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and is designed to offer support, inspiration, resources, and links to services available.

Texas Project First

www.texasprojectfirst.org

A project of the Texas Education Agency committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents and families of students with disabilities.

Transition in Texas

www.transitionintexas.org

The purpose of this website is to provide viewers with knowledge of the secondary transition process to facilitate student progress toward attainment of their postsecondary goals. On this site you will find resources for students, parents, educators and agency resources.

Understood.org

https://www.understood.org/en

Parents want the best for their children. We do, too. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. Find their resources here.

Wrightslaw

wrightslaw.com

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.