Down syndrome RESOURCES

DSAH Resource Center

DSAH prides itself on being able to provide accurate information and timely referrals to any individual with Down syndrome, their family members, and the Greater Houston community. If you have questions, need information, or referrals related to Down syndrome, please call our office at (713) 682-7237 or email at

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

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

National Down Syndrome Society

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

Texas Children’s Down Syndrome Clinic

The Down Syndrome Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital provides services that help ensure the healthy development of children with Down syndrome and help you nurture your child’s best qualities so they can develop their own special gifts.

Baylor Transition Medicine Clinic

The Baylor Transition Medicine Clinic at The Center for Pursuit offers comprehensive healthcare, numerous wrap-around services, and social support services to help adult patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), autism, and other similar conditions who typically struggle to find adult health care services.

Area Mental Health and Intellectual Deveopmental disabilities Authorities

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

The Harris Center offers various programs and services for those living with IDD including respite care, case management, Home and Community-based Services, mental health, and drop-in programs. Services are offered to individuals with or without health insurance, underinsured, Medicare, and Medicaid. Harris County residents only.

Texana Center

The Texana Center offers various programs and services for those living with IDD. Services include respite care, case management, Home and Community-based Services, mental health, and drop-in programs. Services are offered to individuals with or without health insurance, underinsured, Medicare, and Medicaid. Fort Bend County residents only.

Tri-County Center

The Tri-County Center offers various programs and services for those living with IDD. Services include respite care, case management, Home and Community-based Services, mental health, and drop-in programs. Services are offered to individuals with or without health insurance, underinsured, Medicare, and Medicaid. Service locations are in Conroe, Cleveland, Huntsville, and Liberty.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

ADRCs are the main access points for long-term support and services for people with disabilities, including home health care and assistive technology.

Harris County

Outside of Harris County

Arc of Texas

The Arc of Texas promotes, protects, and advocates for the human rights and self-determination of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MAIN WEBSITE |  FORT BEND COUNTY |  GREATER HOUSTON |  GULF COAST- ALVINKATY |  SPRING BRANCH – MEMORIAL |  BEAUMONT 

Best Buddies

Offering friendship, integrated employment, and leadership development programs for individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Texas. Located just north of I-10 on the West 610 Loop.

The Center for Pursuit

The Center for Pursuit provides comprehensive services for those living with IDD. Services include job training, medical care, residential services, day programs, dental care, and behavioral counseling. Located between EaDo and Second Ward.

Disability Rights Texas

Disability Rights Texas helps people with disabilities and their loved ones understand and exercise their legal rights, ensuring full and equal participation in society.

Easter Seals of Greater Houston

Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our community.

Families Can Program

This program is part of the University of Houston Parent Education project at UHD. It offers a family support services program that promotes inclusion in the community for families who are raising a child or a young adult with special health care needs.

Gigi’s Playhouse

Gigi’s Playhouse offers therapeutic and educational programs and tutoring that are free and support all ages, from families with a prenatal diagnosis to adult individuals with Down syndrome. These programs focus on various skills, including gross and fine motor skills, literacy, cooking, social skills, and confidence–all to help individuals with Down syndrome achieve their Best of All! Located all over the country, Texas locations include Houston and Sugar Land.

H.E.A.R.T. Program

The HEART. Program (Housing, Entrepreneurship, And Readiness Training) was founded to create new opportunities for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to achieve their potential. Programs include in-person and virtual vocational training, summer internships, and employment opportunities. Located in the Independence Heights area of Houston.

Houston Center for Independent Living

HCIL is a community-based, nonprofit, independent living advocacy organization created by and for people with disabilities. Additional locations in Angleton and Sugar Land.

The Village Center

Located in Kingwood, Texas, The Village strives to create the support and services needed to affect positive change in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and our local community. Programs and services include after-school, day, and vocational programs, respite care, and transportation. 

18 and Beyond Special Services

18 and Beyond Special Services provides vocational, transitional, and employment services to special needs adults transitioning from a high school setting to an adult setting. Based in Stafford.

Financial Aid and Medical Resources

Medicaid Waiver Information

Texas Medicaid waivers are a gateway to getting services for your loved one. Please read here for all the details on ensuring you are planning for their future.

Social Security Administration – Supplemental Security Income

Families with members who have disabilities that affect multiple body systems such at Ds can be evaluated for significant social security benefits at any age. Learn  about what the process for a family is here. Learn about what qualifies a child and adult here. Apply for benefits HERE.

Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics

Located within the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, the Meyer Center for Developmental Pediatrics and Autism provides medically directed diagnostic services for infants, children, and adolescents spanning the full spectrum of developmental-behavioral pediatrics – from intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and cerebral palsy to learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and developmental coordination disorders.

Navigate Life Texas

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

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)

ECI is a state wide program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for families with children birth 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.  

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. They teach parents how to advocate for their children in school settings.

University of Texas Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic

The Developmental Neuropsychology Clinic provides comprehensive evaluations for infants, children, and adolescents with developmental, emotional, behavioral, and/or learning differences. Located in Houston.


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


TEAMability gives children with complex disabilities opportunities to achieve their potential and experience the joy of success. Programs include parent programs, school services, and workshops. Based in San Antonio.

Texas Sibling Network

The Texas Sibling Network (TSN) creates a community  for adult siblings of people with disabilities by  adult siblings of people with disabilities. The Network provides support, resources, leadership, and advocacy skill building opportunities for siblings. It is recognized that siblings have very different experiences and visions and the aim is to provide a community to welcome and honor those experiences.