Parent Resources  Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Click on “Family Services” then “Resources” to find toolkits, manuals and other helpful resources, like the “Autism Speaks 100 Days Kit”.   ACES³ Autism Council for Educational Support and Scientific Studies is committed to addressing the need for improved services, education, and research in the field of Autism in the Rio Grande Valley.  Autism Society is the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. It exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.  The Arc of Texas advocates for people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Click on “Resources” to find “The New IDEA Manual” that explains Special Education services in the Texas public school system.  Disability Rights Texas (formerly know as Advocacy, Inc.)  is a legal protection and advocacy agency for Texans with disabilities.  Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy to people living with autism and other disabilities.  Region One provides educational resources, programs and workshops to people living in the Rio Grande Valley.   Early Childhood Intervention – ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas.   Department of Aging and Disability Services provides services to adults and children with medical or physical disabilities, adults over 60 and their care givers, and adults and children with mental retardation.  Tropical Texas Behavioral Health provides necessary mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services for individuals of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties.  The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 145,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. is a dictionary source for American Sign Language.  BoardmakerShare is a community for finding thousands of Boardmaker activities on hundreds of topics.    Do 2 Learn has games, songs, communication cards, print resources and information for people with special needs.    Scholastic has reading games and resources. provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.  Primary Games has games that help with language arts, math, social studies, and science. has games that help with Spanish grammar and vocabulary  Eye Can Learn provides activities that offer a fun way to help sharpen “learning-related” visual skills that are critical for success in school. is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics.  It provides a systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, that is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, home-school, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL).   American Physical Therapy Association seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system.   American Occupational Therapy Association is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.