Parent Links

Texas Children's Hospital  

MHMRA of Harris County  

The Mental Retardation Consumer Rights office is responsible for assisting persons with locating mental retardation services. Contact CS/RP at 1-800-252-8154 (Texas only) or 512-206-5760, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Social Security  

CHIP (Child Health Insurance Program)  


HIPP Health Insurance Premium Payment Reimbursement Program  

HIPP is a Medicaid program that pays the cost of insurance premiums, co-insurance, deductibles for Medicaid-eligible persons.

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Contact your AAA by calling 1-800-252-9240

Community Attendant (CA) Services
Call your local DADS office at 713-692-1635.

Community Based Alternatives (CBA)
Call your local DADS office at 713-692-1635.

Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
Call toll free at 1-877-438-5658 to apply for services.

Consumer-managed Personal Assistance Services (CMPAS)
Call your local DADS office at 713-692-1635.

Day Activity and Health Services (DAHS)
Call your local DADS office at 713-692-1635.

Deaf-blind with multiple Disabilities (DB-MD)
Call 1-877-438-5658 and ask for the DB-MD waiver.

Family Care (FC)
Call your local DADS office at 713-692-1635.

National Association of Down Syndrome  

CPS in Harris County  

Houston Department of Health and Human Services  


Metrolift - 713-225-0119

National Alliance of Mental Illness  

Texas Department of State Health Services  

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services  

In Home and Family Support provides the funding for yearly grants of up to $2,500 (MHMRA) or $1,200 (CCS-TxDADS) to individuals or their families.

Legal Resources  

The following provides free or reduced cost legal services in some cases. You must contact each one individually to determine whether you meet the eligibility criteria.
Lone Star Legal Aide
1415 Fannin St.
3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 652-0077

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
806 Main Street
16th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 228-0732

Clinical Legal Education
100 Law Center St
Bldg. TU2 Room 56
Houston, TX 77204-6060
(713) 743-2094
DO NOT answer questions over the phone; Must go in person.

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Legal Aide Clinic
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 313-7275

South Texas College of Law Legal Clinic
1602 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 652-0009

NAACP Legal Clinic
2002 Wheeler
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 526-3389
A Legal Advisor is available only on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please call at that time.

Houston Lawyer Referral Service
(713) 237-9429

Special Needs Dentists 

Dr. Judith Ragsdale
1001 Medical Plaza Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77830
Office: (281) 367-8805
(281) 419-7613
Payment Terms: Payment for services due at the time services are rendered.

Dr. Georganne McCandless
455 School Street
Suite 42
Tomball, TX 77375
Office: (281) 516-2700
Payment Terms: Payment due at time of visit

Children Dental Center
20035 W. Lake Houston PKWY, Suite 600
Kingwood, TX 77346
Office: (281) 852-3777
Fax: (281) 852-3778
Payment Terms: Does accept insurance

Children's Memorial Hermann Dentistry Clinic
Phone: (713) 500-8220
Payment Terms: Accepts insurance and other managed care plans

Texas Children's Hospital
Bruce Carter
6702 Fannin St., Clinical Care Center
5th Floor, MC CC 560
Phone: (832) 822-3200
Fax: (832) 825-3028

Dr. Richard Mathews
17030 Nanes Drive, #103
Houston, TX 77090