Helpful Resource Links

Helpful Resource Links

These links will take you to important resources for Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse. If necessary, use the Back button on your browser to return to The Gulf Coast Center.

Health and Human Services Agencies

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)

Disability Advocacy OrganizationsFishing boats in the harbor.

Disability Rights Texas


Partners in Policymaking
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
Texas Advocates

Intellectual & Developmental Disability (IDD, formerly Mental Retardation)

The Arc of the United States
The Arc of Texas
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Disability Resources on the Internet
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Texas Technology Access Partnership
211 Finding Help in Texas
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed
Texas Health Organizations

Take Time Texas – a resource for those in need of respite services
Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA)
Lone Star Association for Behavior Analysis (LSABA)
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA)

Resource on Scholarship Opportunities including students with disabilities and veterans

Mental Health

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Texas
NAMI Gulf Coast
Mental Health America of Texas
Mental Health America

Substance Use Recovery

National Institute on Drug Abuse is a tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. On the site, visitors learn about the experiences of people like them and find the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues. It’s a free, confidential resource developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from the White House and SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves.

Veterans Services

Texas Veterans Portal

Medicare/Social Security

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
Social Security Disability Benefits Calculator
Social Security Online
Seguro Social en Español

Other Texas Community Centers

Texas Council of Community Centers

Volunteer Opportunities

NAMI Gulf Coast