Learning how to manage behavior at home, at school and in other activities can be a challenge, but there are many resources to help parents and caregivers of children with special needs create a positive environment for learning, communicating, and having fun.


Resources for Daily Life


Local Organizations


General Service Providers

These organizations offer basic support through health and clinical services, day programs, case management, education, raising awareness, and basic care.


  • Any Baby Can
    Serving families who have a child or youth with a chronic illness, disability or developmental delay.
  • The Arc of San Antonio
    Providing a wide range of services including life enrichment for adults, and referral and case management for people with intellectual & other developmental disabilities throughout the community.
  • Autism Community Network
    ACN maximizes the potential of children with autism through autism diagnostics, education, and training for families & professionals in South Texas.
  • Autism Treatment Center
    Assisting people with autism and related disorders as they learn, play, work and live in the community. Services include residential, educational, therapeutic, adult programs and research.
  • DisABILITYsa
    Connecting people with all types of disabilities and their support networks to information about local resources, programs and opportunities that promote independence and inclusion.
  • Respite Care of San Antonio
    Support for families caring for a child with developmental disabilities/special needs


Schools for Children with Special Needs

These local schools work specifically to support children with special needs, working to improve education, quality of life, communication, as well self-esteem and positivity.


  • Brighton Center
    • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services,
    • Bright Beginnings Child Development Center,
    • The Parent Alliance for Learning and Support (PALS)
    • Precious Minds, New Connections (PMNC)



  • Winston School of San Antonio
    • Seeks to educate children in grades kindergarten through twelve with learning differences and learning disabilities.


Medical Services

Children and families with special needs often have unique healthcare requirements. These local organizations improve the lives of individuals with disabilities, providing services such as payments for medical care, family support, as well as mental health and substance abuse services.



Sports and Play

Sports and recreation foster courage, self esteem, pride, and joy as well as important social and play experiences for all kids, and children with special needs deserve the same opportunity. These local programs offer tailored activities designed for children with special needs.


  • Kinetic Kids
    A leader for adaptive sports, fine arts and educational programming, serving children with intellectual and physical challenges, in our community and beyond
  • The Miracle League
    A league which provides our special needs children with a wonderful place to play baseball
  • Morgan’s Wonderland
    The world’s first ultra-accessible theme park, bringing together guests of ALL ages and abilities through the power of inclusive play!


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