GHFEDS provides this resource information for the benefit of its members.
This list does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by GHFEDS.

Local & National Down Syndrome Organizations

Galveston - Houston Families Exploring Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association of Houston 

Father’s Joy (Christian ministry for special needs) 

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) 

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)

Global Down Syndrome

The International Down Syndrome Coalition

National Down Syndrome Adoption Network

Research Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation

Easter Seals Houston

The Arc Gulf Coast

Side By Side - Contact Renee Bennett 281-332-9270

Family to Family Network

Down Syndrome Facts

NDSS About Down Syndrome

Early Childhood Intervention - Galveston and Harris County

Early Childhood Intervention
- DARS Inquiry Line for ECI Referrals: 1-800-628-5115

Special Schools

The Rise School of Houston : 713-532-7473
The Arbor School
: 713-827-8830

Medicaid Waiver Program Interest Lists (Waiting lists)
Put your child on these now to insure services are available if you need them. Some of these lists are 10 years long!

Department of Aging and Disability Services: 1-877-438-5658
Community Living Assistance and Supportive Services (CLASS)
Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
• Children with Special Health Needs (CSHCN)

MHMRA (Harris County) : 713-970-7799
Home & Community Based Services (HCS)- more info
In Home and Family Support (IHFS)

MHMRA (Galveston/Brazoria Counties) : 1-800-643-0967
• Home & Community Based Services (HCS)
• In Home and Family Support (IHFS)

For more information on medicaid waivers:

Special Education Law
Wright’s Law website

Medical Information
Texas Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic
: 832-822-3400

American Academy of Pediatrics Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome (health guidelines)

Dr. Brian Skotko


 Woodbine House

ABA Therapy

Behavior TLC

Clear Lake Children's Center

Sign Language
American Sign Language Browser (Michigan State University)

Signing Time

Local Recreational Organizations
Kennedy Dance Theatre’s Special Needs Dance Program

Special Olympics

Boundless Playground League City

Pearland Parks and Recreation - Adaptive Recreation


Morgan's Wonderland

Check out your local Little League Challenger Division Baseball

Fun Fair Positive Soccer

Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center

Inclusion & Education

Online Behavior tutorials:
National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals:
Starfall (encourages reading for pre-K to 1st grade with activities and stories):
Fun learning materials for children with special needs:

Down Syndrome Products
Down Syndrome Dolls

Hip Helpers (assist children with low muscle tone to sit correctly)

Specs 4 Us

Adult Day & Residential Programs

Hope Village

Independence Village

Brookwood Community

Down Home Ranch

Golden Rule

Mounting Horizons

GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.

P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software