Easterseals Central Texas is a leading provider of help, hope and answers to families living with Autism. Learn more about services and support available to children and adults with Autism in Central Texas.
This directory fills a critical need by explaining a whole host of physical, psychological and cognitive disabilities and offering local and national resources for them.
2-1-1 is the national abbreviated dialing code for free access to health and human services information and referral (I&R). 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember and universally recognizable number that makes a critical connection between individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies.
Visit the 211 website at http://www.211.org/ for more information.
This is a volunteer community of parents, therapists, doctors and teachers who share information on how to use the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices with children who have special needs. The App review system is based on skills, not age or developmental level. Ask other parents about a specific App, share your own success stories and see how this technology can help all kids with special needs.
Visit SNApps4Kids for more information.
Austin ISD Family Support Co-op provides free workshops, information, and support for families of children with disabilities. Workshops and forums are hosted regularly throughout the school year. More info found here.
This might be a good tool for kids with autism. Read about how therapists, researchers, parents and teachers are using basic video games to help kids with autism. According to this article, video games can help with things like coordination, body awareness, social interaction and more.
Nationwide, as many as 54 million Americans have a disability. Maybe your neighbor has an injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident, or your coworker has a child with cerebral palsy. Your grandmother may be recovering from stroke -- or maybe you are one of every five Americans with a disability. Look around you, and you'll find people of all abilities who are vital participants in their communities despite the barriers they may encounter.
The barriers, physical or otherwise, people with disabilities face begin with people's attitudes -- attitudes often rooted in misinformation and misunderstanding. Easterseals provides answers to help everyone create solutions that change lives... maybe even their own.
Learn how to make your home safe and accessible for someone with a disability, or develop an emergency evacuation plan.
Read helpful hints about meeting a friend who has a disability, and check out a list of books for kids!
Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act whether you're an employee or an employer. Ensure your safety and the safety of your colleagues with an emergency evacuation plan. Review disability etiquette and answer common questions about working with someone who has a disability.
Learn more about specific disabilities including spina bifida and post-polio. Clarify misconceptions about people with disabilities and help remove attitudinal barriers.
Solve public transportation challenges through Project ACTION resources. Planning a vacation? Don't forget to think ahead!
Plan for your child's financial future. Choose a service provider for your child or parent. Answer question about raising your child with a disability.
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