Services and Resources


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The TARRC supports Texans on the autism spectrum and their families by connecting them to services and resources available in their community.



Government Programs


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Texas offers services and supports for Texans with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.

Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Texas Workforce Commission

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Private Providers

The state contracts with a network of private service providers to deliver ASD programs in local communities. Additionally, many private providers offer programs on a fee for service model. Private services may be covered by certain health insurance programs.

Find service providers in your area

A number of free databases can assist families to locate services and opportunities for their family member with ASD. These include:

Applied Behavioral Analysis Providers by County

Organizations

Organizations are a source of information, as well as offer community services and family supports benefitting people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.

Aspergers101

Your resource for High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Autism Society of America

Autism Society of America is dedicated to increasing public awareness about ASD and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with ASD, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The Autism Society and its affiliates share a common mission of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the ASD community.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks, a national organization on ASD, is dedicated to funding biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a possible cure for ASD. It strives to raise public awareness about ASD and its effects on individuals, families, and society and works to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder.

The Arc

The Arc, an organization of friends and families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, provides local services in chapters throughout the state.

National Autism Association

The National Autism Association advocates for and helps families, individuals, and professionals affected by ASD.

Other Resources

Autism Speaks’ Resources for Parents and First Responders

Autism Speaks’ Version 2.0 Transition Tool Kit

Drexel University Life Course Outcomes

Autism Navigator

Disclaimer

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of the capabilities or the quality of services of the organizations listed.

We urge people with ASD and their families considering the use of these resources to use independent judgement and request references regarding these organizations and their services.

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Updated: October 11, 2017