The Family Support Cooperative is a resource provided collaboratively by the Family and School Support Team (FASST) of Austin Independent School District’s Special Education Department, Austin Travis County Integral Care, The Arc of the Capital Area, Easter Seals central Texas, and NAMI Austin. Family Support Cooperative meetings are scheduled 6 times yearly from 6-8pm at Eastside Memorial High School. Meetings cover a wide array of topics pertaining to parents and educators of individuals with special needs. Childcare and free dinner are provided at the meetings.
Nickerson Law Group provides special needs planning services. As part of their special needs forum series, Nickerson offers frees informational sessions for families of children with special needs. Informational sessions cover topics including government benefits, financial planning, residential choices, and legal smarts. Sessions are scheduled regularly throughout the year from on Thursdays from 10-11:30am.
Texas Project FIRST is an extension of the Family to Family’s Network. Texas Project FIRST supports families of children with disabilities by providing information, training, and referrals. This comprehensive website outlines information and resources by age group and disability in English and in Spanish.
Texas Parent to Parent provides a variety of resources, education, and training to parents, family members, professionals, and others who share an interest in improving lives of children with a disability, chronic illness, or special health care need.