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.
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: https://www.smore.com/kwysv
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.
Helpful Resources for Students with Autism:
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
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