2016 College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Students with autism/aspergers are an important demographic, making up an ever-growing college population. create a user-friendly guide that explores rights and protection provided by law, the many different education opportunities as well as in-depth grants and scholarship programs designed specifically to support higher education.


Autism Treatment Center

Each person in our program follows an individualized, comprehensive learning program designed by a team of teachers, personal care assistants, administrators, various specialists/consultants, and the individual receiving services and their parent or guardian. 


Career Design & Development Services (CDDS of Metrocare Services)

This program builds independence and life skills by providing employment with hourly pay for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.


My Possibilities- Continuing Education for Adults with Disabilities   nonprofit organization serving adults with disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome, Prader-Willi, head injuries, etc.).The FIRST half day or full day, year-round continuing education program in Plano for disabled Texans who have "aged out" of secondary education. 

1631 Dorchester Drive
Plano, TX 75075
more here

nonPareil Institute
- Technical training for adults on the Autism Spectrum link here 

UTDallas Aspergers Support
- Kerry Tate, Director, Student AccessAbility,  972-883-2098

- Lucinda Dean, Adult Social Communication Group,  214-762-8188





Educational Services & Schools

Therapists & Clinics



We are advocates for everyone making a contribution to the best of their potential.

We want to know if you are an employer, or know of one, who will employ people on the autism spectrum, either full-time or part-time. 

The Best Person for Your Next Hire Might be an Autistic Person

These therapists, doctors, counselors, etc. are on the list because someone in our network has recommended them. We do not endorse or take financial contributions from anyone listed here.


Dr. Marilyn Monteiro, PhD,

14673 Midway Rd # 215, Addison, TX 75001   



Dr. Michelle R. Kandalaft, PhD, SpectraTherapies

4100 W 15th St #204, Plano, TX 75093



Janice Hardin, Speech and Communication Therapies

2301 Ohio Dr Ste 130,  Plano, TX 75093


Karah Brashier, NP, APRN

7707 San Jacinto Pl # 300, Plano, TX 75024


NAA-NT. National Autism Assc. of North Texas Parent Resource Packet    link here. 



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Adult Living Options



Daybreak Home and Community based services and homes, enabling each to live and work successfully in the community they choose around Texas. link here


Autism Treatment Center Residential Services. ATC’s Residential Services are funded and licensed by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.


CPSH Community for Permanent Supported Housing. Increasing Housing Options for Disabled Adults in North Texas. link here


Vanguard Prep School

4240 Sigma Road
Dallas, Texas, 75244


Vanguard Preparatory School serves students who are on the autistic spectrum, have ADHD, mood disorders, processing disorders, language disorders, adoption issues, social or emotional delays. Vanguard is a special needs school that provides a therapeutic program with individualized instruction for each child from Pre-K through age 23.


The Shelton School 

972-774-1772, 15720 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75248
The June Shelton School is a private school founded for the treatment or accommodation of learning different children in the Dallas area.


The Winston School 

214-691-6950, 5707 Royal Ln,

Dallas, TX 75229

a small college preparatory school designed to maximize the potential of bright students who learn differently.®


Great Lakes Academy 

972-517-7498 x103

6000 Custer Rd #7,

Plano, TX 75023
An accredited non-profit private school located in Plano, Texas that offers a positive school experience to K-12th grade students with average to above-average intelligence, diagnosed with various Learning Differences, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD or AD/HD.


Notre Dame School


2018 Allen St.

Dallas, TX 75204

Notre Dame School educates students with intellectual disabilities and facilitates their integration into society. 


The Rise School


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
5923 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75230

A nonprofit organization providing the highest quality of early childhood education services to children with Down Syndrome or other developmental disabilities and to children without disabilities.


Aardvark is dedicated to people on the autism spectrum for positive contributions, news, research, and to be a local network for the Dallas area.

Special Needs Assistance

Life Planning Specialists link

• Legal Assistance link


Social Security Disability Benefits

In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must prove that you are unable to work due to a condition that medical professionals expect will last a year or more. If you have been unable to obtain Social Security disability benefits under Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income benefits (SSI), special resources are available. read more


Special Needs Trust

A properly drafted special needs trust will allow the beneficiary to supplement any benefits the person with special needs may receive from government programs ... read more

The belief that everyone has the right to contribute and we all can help them to do so ....




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