Parent Resources

  • The Right to Make Choices


    A Supported Decision-Making Tool kit for People with Disabilities and Their Supporters

    This resource was developed by Disability Rights Texas - a federally mandated legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas.

    Who Can Use this Took Kit?

    A range of people may be involved in supporting a person with a disability to make his or her own decisions and develop his or her knowledge, skills and confidence to make decisions. This toolkit is designed to help:

    • A person with a disability who wants support to make decisions
    • A supporter who provides decision-making support to a person with a disability
    • Family members who want to better understand supported decision-making and other alternatives to guardianship
    • Legal and educational professionals and service providers



    2018 - 2019 Resources, Conferences, & Other Information:

     Texas A&M University - Coach to Communicate (C2C) - FREE Parent Coaching

    The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University would like to offer training at no cost to parents and caregivers of children up to age 22 with core features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents and caregivers will learn how to improve their child's communication skills. This service is provided by a grant project entitled "Coach to Communicate (C2C)," sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

    The training includes a 1-hour self-paced webinar that teaches behavioral strategies to increase communication use in children with ASD. Once complete, there is also the option to be paired with a coach for more intensive 12-week training specific to their child’s communication needs (again, at no cost to parents). Coaching is offered in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Thai.

    For more information, please visit Coach to Communicate Recruitment Letter and Fall 2018 Recruitment Flyer


    Parent Coordination Network - SHOUT OUT! Newsletter

    The Parent Coordination Newtwork sends out a quarterly newsletter designed to provide information and resources to parents and district special educatoin involvement personnel. For the recent newsletter see the following link:


    Autism Center at UHCL: 2018 - 2019 Community Speaker Series

    Free sessions offered on Saturdays at UHCL designed for parents and educators on topics related to supporting students with Autism. For more information and schedule see the following link: 2018-2019 CADD Speaker Series


    504 & Special Education Friendly Driver's Education Program - For more information see the following link: XLR8 Drivers Education


    Autism Grant Project (AGP):  Parent-Directed Treatment, sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    This project provides face-to-face and/or online training at no cost to the parents and caregivers of children up to age 22 with core features of autism spectrum disorder.  Parents and caregivers will learn how to improve their child's communication skills.

    Parent-Directed Letter

    Parent-Directed Flyer



    Helpful Resources for Students with Autism:

    Autism Speaks

    CDC Autism Resource Web Page

    Autism Resources for Families

    Autism Parenting Magazine

    17 Organizations Every Parent of a Child With Autism Should Know

    The Arc - Autism Now

    Temple Grandin's Teaching Tips

    Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

    Moving with Special Needs Kids

    Home Modifications for Kids with Sensory Concerns

    Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism

    Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping






Websites and Other Information for Parents

  • Moms to Moms Support Group

    Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD Parent Support Group
    Sandy - 281-265-7445

    Family to Family Network
    Meets first Monday of month/7:30 p.m.
    United Way Building
    1300 Bay Area Blvd.
    Lori Ferrazi - 713-436-2104

    Parent Networking - The Believers
    Meets third Wednesday of month
    Jacqueline Stephano - 281-990-6284

    Man-II-Man Support Group
    For fathers with special needs children
    Frederick Jefferson - 281-687-4694

    Beyond Family
    Respite care and information for families with special-needs children

    Email or 713-444-2770

    HUGS for Autism, Inc.
    Anti-bullying organization focused on training/assistance to special-needs students

    Jermaine Leahman - 281-668-8910

    Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
    2016-2017 Community Speaker Series