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Texas

1. State CHIP Program
TexCare
(800) 647-6558

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 3
Kim Wedel, Assistant Commissioner
Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services
Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services
4900 N. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78751-2399
(512) 424-6754; (800) 628-5115 (Information & Referral)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Division of IDEA Coordination
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
(512) 463-9414; (800) 252-9668 (Parent Information Line)
Web

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Gene Lenz, Deputy Associate Commissioner
Special Programs, Monitoring, and Interventions
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1494
(512) 463-9414; (800) 252-9668
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Cory Green, Senior Director
NCLB Program Coordination
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-9374
Web

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Terry Murphy, Commissioner
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
4900 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78751-2399
(512) 424-4001; (800) 628-5115
Web

Department of Aging and Disability Services
Adelaide Horn, Commissioner
701 W. 51st Street
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 438-3030; (800) 874-9426 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Division of IDEA Coordination
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 
(512) 463-9414
Web

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Roger A. Webb, Executive Director
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
6201 E. Oltorf, Suite 600
Austin, TX 78741-7509
(512) 437-5432; (800) 262-0334
(512) 437-5431 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
Services Program
Purchased Health Services Unit
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3179
(800) 252-8023 (Program Hotline)
(888) 963-7111
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Penny Seay, Executive Director
Center for Disability Studies
University of Texas at Austin
4030 W. Braker Lane
Building 2, Suite 220
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 232-0740; (800) 828-7839
(512) 232-0762 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Mary Faithfull, Executive Director
Advocacy, Inc.
7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Suite 171-E
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-4816; (800) 252-9108 (In TX)
Web & E-mail
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Sam B. Cooper III, LMSW, Manager
Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program
Purchased Health Services Unit
Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3179
(512) 458-7355; (800) 252-8023
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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