Parent Resources for Children with Autism

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The goal of Autism Lifeline Links is to increase service capacity and eliminate wait times and barriers for individuals on the autism spectrum throughout their life. We are committed to doing this by working collaboratively and transparently to create a comprehensive person-centered system of awareness, early diagnosis, treatment and services to improve the opportunities and outcomes for individuals with autism and their families.

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Referral Agencies

Autism Lifeline Links is a coalition of agencies and organizations working together to provide quality services, resources and care for individuals, families, caregivers, educators and others in the autism community.

ALL's referral agencies are part of the information sharing and referral platform designed to streamline and simplify connecting individuals and families with agencies and organizations that provide services geared to ASD.

​Any Baby Can
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The mission of Any Baby Can is to serve families with children and youth facing serious health or developmental challenges. Any Baby Can services are provided at no cost – regardless of income – to families who have a child/ individual with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay or health risk. Any Baby Can provides support services to access community resources and access to a crisis fund to pay for tangible items needed for the family or child. A health & wellness program supports families that want to improve their nutrition and increase exercise. Individuals are supported to access community recreational programs through adaptations with an ultimate goal of inclusion. The Autism Services program provides training that focuses on ABA, improving communication & reducing behaviors. Parents also have access to group and/or individual counseling, toilet/hygiene training, Safety Training, Parent Night Out and Parents Empowering Parents support and education group. Individuals and their families can access sibling support, prescription assistance and The Birthday Social Club. The child/ individual must reside in either Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde or Wilson County.

Autism Community Network 

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The Autism Service Center of San Antonio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008 through an initiative headed by a consortium of healthcare funders concerned about the growing prevalence of autism and the rapid rise in the demand for qualified diagnostic services. The center does business as the Autism Community Network, a name which emphasizes the focus on community collaboration and networking.  The primary goals of the Autism Service Center of San Antonio are to provide interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment for young children with autism spectrum disorder; education and training for autism service providers and families touched by autism; and comprehensive information and networking for our autism community.

Autism Treatment Center

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The mission of the Autism Treatment Center is to assist people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community. ATC is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing its services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services include residential, educational, therapeutic, adult programs and research.

The Arc of San Antonio

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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our vision is to provide quality innovative services to help them achieve their maximum potential. The Arc of San Antonio was founded in 1954 by parents who wanted to create a network of support and services for their children with special needs. Throughout our history, The Arc has responded to the changing needs in our community by developing programs and partnerships that address the most critical issues facing people living with disabilities, including the growing population challenged with an autism spectrum disorder. Today, The Arc offers one of the largest continuum of services for children and adults with a broad range of intellectual and developmental disabilities, to include two adult day activity centers, an after-school and summer child care program, and a comprehensive case management staff to assist families throughout the San Antonio area.

Brighton Center

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Throughout San Antonio and Bexar County, Brighton Center provides developmental and educational services to children with disabilities and/or developmental delays from birth to age 22, along with family and community education. With a holistic, family-centered approach, we offer child enrichment and development through a learning center, home-based therapy services, counseling, case management, family support services and more. We seek to empower every child we serve with the necessary knowledge and skills they need to prepare for a bright future.

The Center for Health Care Services

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The Center for Health Care Services (CHCS) improves the lives of people with mental health disorders, substance abuse challenges and developmental disabilities. CHCS is committed to excellence through continuous quality monitoring and improvement in a comprehensive performance measurement program. CHCS operates a wide range of psychosocial and medical programs in Bexar County whose target populations include individuals with behavioral health disorders and intellectual disabilities. CHCS also provides care and respite for the homeless population and those recovering from substance abuse problems. It is a public entity and political subdivision of the State of Texas, deriving its authority from Section 534.001 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and, more specifically, from its Interlocal Agreement with the Bexar County Commissioners and the Bexar County Hospital District who license and oversee its operations. Originally referred to in its charter as the Bexar County Board of Trustees for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, the Center for Health Care Services conducts its nationally recognized programs under the expert guidance of its Board of Trustees and leadership team.

Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (Camp)

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Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) has been providing safe and fun-filled recreational experiences for individuals with special needs since 1979. Summer Camp is a series of six-day overnight summer camp sessions for children and adults with special needs who may not be eligible to attend other camps due to the severity of their disability. CAMP offers two sessions for individuals with mild to severe autism at their Camp CAMP location in Center Point, Texas. Campers experience typical summer activities, such as horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, outdoor cooking and arts and crafts. School-year programs consist of 9 monthly weekend camps designed much like the summer camp program, 9 monthly evening events (Parent’s Night Out) that offer fun and safe enrichment activities for children with special needs, and their siblings, and 9 monthly teen and adult outings (Teen and Adult Day Adventure) that offer individuals with special needs the ability to socialize and enjoy age appropriate recreation at sporting events, amusement parks, museums, and festivals.

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (Comprehensive Autism Program "CAP")
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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has a long history of caring for the children of San Antonio and South Texas. For more than 50 years, The Children’s Hospital has developed and grown services that meet specific needs in the community – and will continue to do so well into the future. The CAP Clinic at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio offers evaluation and management services for children with autism. If your child needs a diagnosis of autism or needs a diagnosis verified, our multidisciplinary autism clinic evaluation (for diagnosing autism only) is a six hour, full evaluation every Thursday. This consists of evaluations from Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics, Child Psychology, Speech/Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Audiology. If your child has already been diagnosed with autism, we offer outpatient treatment and etiological work-up.

Respite Care of San Antonio
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Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc. provides direct childcare services to families caring for a child with a developmental disability. Through the provision of safe, nurturing childcare based in routine and predictability ALL children can reach their fullest potential. Parents/Guardians have an opportunity to attend work, school, tend to household and family demands as well as socialize and/or spend time with other family and friends. Respite Care’s full time child development center with RN support, Friday night, Saturday day, holiday and summer care are essential respites and reduces the incidence of child abuse and neglect while strengthening and supporting the family.

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