There are lots of factors that make it hard to get out of the house when you are caring for someone with special needs. Whether you are in need of information or community, there’s a wealth of resources out there - right at your fingertips! Here’s a list of resources you can access online.
Texas Project FIRST - A project of the Texas Education Agency which provides parents with information about the special education process in Texas.
Dads 4 Special Kids - Resources specifically for fathers. (Based out of Tucson, but most resources are online)
Parent Companion - Resources for parents who suspect their child may have a disability, or have just received a diagnosis.
Parenting Special Needs - Virtual magazine, podcast and other resources for parents
DFW Child Thrive Magazine - Magazine (online and hard copy) that highlights activities and provides information for families with special needs in the DFW area
A Special Hope (by our very own Lori Kuykendall!)
Dallas Morning News - Articles specifically addresses issues that impact the disability community
Disability Scoop - Nationwide news source for issues impacting families and individuals with special needs
Pinterest Boards - Denise Carter collects and pins information about resources for families with special needs, including blogs, books and employment
Connections Kids - Resource directory for DFW area
Destination DFW - Information geared toward families relocating to the DFW area
Special Needs Meet-ups - Opportunities to gather with others centered around specific topics or areas of need. (This link is to Dallas-area groups, but you can change locations.)
Navigate Life Texas - comprehensive directory that includes resources on healthcare, financial and insurance help, support, education and more.
(If you know of a Facebook group where parents can connect, please send it to us!)