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Organizations:


The Arc of Greater Tarrant County
"Expanding opportunities for individual with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities." The Arc of Greater Tarrant County is affiliated with The Arc of Texas and The Arc of the United States.
1300 W. Lancaster Ave. Suite 104 (located on the 1st floor inside the Child Study Center
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone:817-877-1474
Fax:301-657-0869
Website: www.arcgtc.org
National Website:http://thearc.org/


Autism Society of America
"The voice and resource of the autism community." National organization with various chapters within the United States. They host an annual conference each summer for all involved with autism.
7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 300
Bethesday Maryland 20814-3015
Phone:301-657-0881
Fax:301-657-0869
Website: www.autism-society.org
To locate chapters in your state:State chapters


Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)
The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educates families, professionals, and the public about pediatric bipolar disorders; supports families to maximize the well-being of the child while minimizing the adverse impact of bipolar disorders on the family; and advocates for increased services to families and research on the nature, causes, and treatment of bipolar disorders in the young.
Kate Pravera, Ph.D.
Executive Director
1000 Skokie Blvd., Suite 425
Skokie, IL 60091
Phone: (847) 256-8525 / Fax: 847-920-9498
E-mail: cabf@bpkids.org
Website: www.bpkids.org


Hali Project
Improving the quality of life for families with special needs children in the Texas Panhandle through counseling, education, and emotional support.......
Brad Thompson - Project Director
Sammy Artho - Parent - Board of Directors
26551 Newton
Canyon, TX 79015
Phone:806.352.5647 or 806.655.9432
Fax: 806.651.5274
E-mail: kthompson7@prodigy.net
E-mail: sartho@mail.wtamu.edu
Website:www.thehaliproject.org


Joni and Friends
An international organization with the goal being the advancement of Christian ministry within the disability community, matching the resources of the local church with the needs of people with disabilities. Founder and president Joni Eareckson Tada continues to head a worldwide team of staff and volunteers actively involved in assisting and training others in disability ministry. Joni and Friends provides a broad range of materials, outreach and training programs, equipping Christians to meet the needs of the disability community across the United States and around the world.
Sharyn Brautigan
10310 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone : Voice (214) 739-2523 FAX: (214) 739-1147
E-mail : dallas@joniandfriends.org
Website : www.joniandfriends.org/dallas/


MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome
MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families of More advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Susan Moreno
PO Box 524
Crown Point, IN 46308
Phone : Voice 219-662-1311 FAX: 219-662-0638
E-mail : chart@netnitco.net
Website : http://www.maapservices.org/


National Association of Child Development
Evaluation, homeschooling and theraputic programs addressing processing and sensory challenges
They have an office in Arlington, Texas
Website: www.nacd.org


The National Center for Learning Disabilities
provides support for children and adults with learning disabilities (LD) by offering information, resources and referral services; developing and supporting educational programs; promoting public awareness; and advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.
Website: www.ncld.org


SI Challenge
A non-profit org dedicated to the understanding of sensory integration dysfunction. They offer seminars, etc. for therapists, educators, parents, families. etc.
Phone: 214-692-1244
Website: www.SI-Challenge.org


Tourette Syndrome Association
42-40 Bell Boulevard Suite 205
Bayside, New York 11361
E-mail: tourette@ix.netcom.com
Website: www.tsa-usa.org


Heart of Texas Chapter Tourette Syndrome Association
Texas
E-mail: help@tsatexas.org
Website: www.tsatexas.org







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