Agency Information for Parents and Staff
Austin County Integral Care:
Integral Care's programs are administered through the following service areas:
- Adult Behavioral Health
- Child and Family
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Psychiatric Crisis Services and Jail Diversion
Services can include psychiatric evaluations, 24-hour crisis interventions, medication treatment, inpatient treatment, employment and vocational services, service coordination, family support and respite care, housing, information and referral, supported living and residential services. Integral Care also provides community services in homes, on the streets or at other sites as needed.
24/7 Crisis Hotline 512-472-HELP (4357)
Individuals seeking help or services should start by calling the 24/7 Crisis Hotline, a uniform telecommunications system that links all of Integral Care's services. Hotline clinicians offer support to anyone seeking help, identifying how they can best be served and quickly linking them with the most appropriate resources and ensuring they receive the best care possible.The Arc of the Capital Area
4902 Grover Ave.
Austin, Texas 78756
512-476-9054 (fax) or 512-474-9648 (fax)
The Arc of the Capital Area, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing personalized, community-based services that improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) can be found at this website: https://hhs.texas.gov/Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP) and Home and Community Support (HCS program)Number to get placed on waiting list for Travis County: 855-839-3237The Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) and the Home and Community support (HCS) programs are both home and community-based service authorized under 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. Services available include respite care, adjunct supports, minor home modifications, adaptive aids and transition assistance services. MDCP Goal is to provide support services that help prevent unnecessary placement of an individual in a long-term care facility and to support de-institutionalization of individuals who reside in nursing facilities. HCS services also allow for parents to become caregivers who can become qualified to be paid by the state to care for their child. These are Medicaid waiver programs designed to provide long term support. Both are Medicaid waiver programs.
Texas Workforce Commission (formerly called Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS))http://www.twc.state.tx.us/news/department-assistive-rehabilitative-services-program-transitionUnder our Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program, the goal is to help individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain work that is up to par with their abilities and interests. We work with the individual to identify disability-related barriers to employment and then provide services to help reduce and eliminate those barriers. One part of our VR program is Transition, in which we provide services to students who are transitioning out of high school and will need services to plan for, obtain and maintain employment. It is typically best to set this up their Jr. or Sr. year but the conversation can be started as early as sophomore year.
Austin Resource Center for Independent Living (ARCIL)
825 E. Rundberg # E-6
Austin, Texas 78753
ARCIL, Inc. of Austin, Texas provides independent living services to persons with disabilities, their families and communities throughout Travis and surrounding counties.
Mary Lee Foundation
1336 Lamar Square Drive
Austin, Texas 78704
The Mary Lee Foundation is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) service provider, specializing in residential treatment and vocational services for persons with disabilities.
Texas Parent to Parent
3710 Cedar Street Box 12
Austin, Texas 78705
Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides information and support to families of children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and other special health care needs and the professionals who work with them.
Autism Society of Greater Austin
P.O. Box 160841
Austin, TX 78716
The Autism Society of Greater Austin offers information and referral, support, and legislative advocacy to families and professionals living and working in Austin.
Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism
Through the network of 20 regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) around the state and in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training (www.txautism.net) provides a mechanism to access training, technical assistance, support, and resources for educators who serve students with autism.
BiG—Brookwood in Georgetown
1752 FM 1489
281-375-2100 (main switch board)
BiG’s mission is to provide an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and validates dignity and respect for adults with disabilities.
NAMI Austin (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
The vision of NAMI Austin is to ensure acceptance of and treatment for all those with mental illness and to facilitate their recovery through support, education and advocacy.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT)
3710 Cedar Street, Box 3
Austin, Texas 78705
DSACT’s mission is to provide education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and professionals and the community while building public awareness and acceptance of the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.
Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711
The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities is within the office of the Governor. The committee’s mission is to further opportunities for persons with disabilities to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity, and self-determination. The Committee serves as a central source of information and education on the abilities, rights, problems, and needs of persons with disabilities.