Exploring Childcare

Check out the state licenses of childcare centers that you are interested in.

Finding Services and Resources in Texas

Use these tips and resources within the service system of Texas.

Getting Help from Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

Learn about Texas HHSC’s health coverage, financial assistance, and food stamp services.

Getting Help from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Learn about Texas DSHS programs that provide services for children in the areas of wellness, nutrition, mental health, and immunizations.

Getting Social Security Benefits for Your Child with a Disability

Learn what benefits this federal program offers for children with disabilities and their families, and how to apply for them.

Hear from the Physician: Special Health Care Needs

Learn about this Texas program which provides services to children with extraordinary medical needs, disabilities, and chronic health conditions from a Texas physician.

Medicaid Waiver Program

Learn about and how to obtain services offered by HHS. This article was previously titled DADS Medicaid Waiver Program. HHS now oversees the Medicaid Waiver Program. Changes were made to the text on this site. While the videos still reference DADS, the content is still relevant to the Medicaid Waiver Programs process.

Overview of the The Texas Health and Human Services (HHS)

This Texas state agency provides critical services for children with disabilities. This article gives an overview of those services and links to more information.

Services from the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

See what the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) offers in addition to Medicaid Waiver Programs.

Texas Education Service Centers

Specialists at Education Service Centers (ESCs) across Texas can help parents understand and navigate the world of special education.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Employment and Childcare Help

Learn how the Texas Workforce Commission can help parents of children with disabilities find work and child care.

The ARD Committee and Your Child’s IEP

Understand what is discussed during the ARD meeting.