• Region 10 graciously hosted an Agency Brown Bag meeting where dozens of special services providers were on hand to distribute information about their particular services. Below you will find my notes from the networking event along with contact information for each agency that presented.  Please feel free to use or redistribute if you or someone you know might benefit from any of these services.
     
    Agency Brown Bag notes:

    North Texas Behavioral Health Authority
    Provide: Counseling & Outpatient Services
    www.ntbha.org
    CRCG (Community Resource Coordination Groups for adults & children - free
    Enrollment at NorthSTAR website
    Clinics are on PDF on website NorthSTAR provider network

    Mental Health America
    www.mhadallas.org
    Teaches children how to not be a victim and protect yourself
    Provide program to use with children focusing on teaching ability; recognizing dangerous situations, how to react in those situations, and what to do and how to get the appropriate help.
    Taught at all levels including high school made age appropriate.
    $1,600 or they will walk through program step by step only purchasing what you need in your district.
    214.871.2420 x 110
    Nbooker@mhadallas.org

    Timberlawn
    Mental Health & Substance Abuse
    www.timberlawn.com
    Psychiatric Hospital
    Funding is not an issue
    Crisis stabilization
    Age 4 and up
    24 hour intake
    Also Green Oaks Hospital
    972.978.1908
    Toni Schweizer
    214.381.7181
    800.426.4944

    Glen Oaks Hospital
    www.glenoakshospital.com
    30 years
    Stabilize individuals in crisis with therapists for children
    Offer educational services while inpatient
    5-17 ages + adults
    800.443.1109

    Dallas Behavioral Health Area Hospital in Desoto
    www.dallasbehavioral.com
    Ages 7 and up
    Katrina Harris 214.335.5264
    Faith based program
    Holistic approach - nutrition, body & mind
    24 hour intake

    NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
    www.namidallas.org
    Parents and kids with mental health issues
    Health classes for patients: 55 minute ppt presentation
    Flash drive w/ 10 minute video that can he sent to teachers for free 
    Free to everyone
    2 paid staff, all else volunteers
    24 hour hotline for crisis - including suicide
    List of programs on flyer - provides LOTS of free programs and support groups
    Slogan on attending their free classes -  It will save your life. It also can help save marriages.
    Jim Wintle
    214.663.8084

    LifePath Systems
    www.lifepathsystems.org
    Does not service our area
    Developmental disabilities - ECI & IDD

    Lakes Regional Community Center
    www.lrmhmrc.org
    Funded through Waiver funds - wrap around program (service coordination & respite care services)
    Respite care offers planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers of children with a developmental delay and adults with an intellectual disability in order to support and maintain the primary care giving relationship. Temporary relief or accommodation in a facility outside the home in which a loved one may be placed.
    Corsicana & Terrell for IDD locations
    Ages 6 and older
    Office in Rockwall for therapy ***
    Medicare, medicated, BCBS
    Mary Travis
    972.524.4159

    Metrocare Services
    www.metrocareservices.org
    Wendell Owens
    Formerly known as MHMR (MentalHealth for Mental Retardation)

    Richland Oaks Counseling Center
    www.richlandoaks.com
    Provide affordable treatment on a sliding scale to support people with financial difficulty
    Children, adults & families
    In Richardson
    469.619.ROCC

    Dallas High Risk Victims Task Force
    www.dallascommunityhrvtf.wordpress.com
    Human Trafficking - work with the FBI, DEA & police
    Provide trauma therapy
    Staff from DISD created video of how to identify these kids in school
    Cathy Brock
    cathy54po@aol.com
    214.415.2764

    New Friends New Life
    www.newfriendsnewlife.org
    Wide array of services for women & juveniles who have been sexually exploited
    Group therapy, etc.
    Dallas 214.965.0935

    Refuge City
    http://refuge-city.org/
    Work with non profit org's to spot trafficking & work with groups to train them
    Health, tutoring, help parents with skills & trauma train children
    Bilingual program
    Boys & girls - developing a safe house for kids
    FREE PROGRAM
    Outpatient program I'm Carrollton, offices in McKinney
    Barbara Rodriguez
    469.245.3519

    Hope's Door
    www.hopesdoorinc.org
    Domestic violence help in Plano
    2 out of 5 females affected by domestic violence
    Provide intervention & prevention services to individuals and families along with educational programs
    Emergency hotline: 972.422.7233 (SAFE)
    Train people how to leave safely
    Oct 2nd: Men Stand Up for Abuse Day  - White ribbons
    Katz - Ted talk (check out)
    ccc-fv.org
    Vanessa Vaughter
    Partnering with New Beginnings in Garland for 5K

    DentaQuest
    www.dentaquest.com
    Promote oral health with educational opportunities
    Maribel Trevizo
    DQ gives back by donating school supplies, oral hygiene products, and other items when possible.
    972.632.0376

    Sage Care Therapy Services
    www.sagecaretherapy.com
    Provide PT, OT, and Speech Therapy Services in Dallas County & beyond
    Specialized feeding program, infant/toddler program, collaborative care & resource mgmt.
    Accept insurance
    Ages 0-21
    100 Therapists all over the area
    Bilingual as well
    Tom Harris
    T.harris@sagecaretherapy
    214.668.6232
    Wait list -  pretty much immediate help for all kids. No more than a week or two max
    Networking 4 Kids - NW4K
    networkingforkids.com

    KidsCare Therapy
    www.KidsCareTherapy.com
    Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Case Management
    214.575.2999

    Pediatric Home Healthcare, LLC
    http://pediatrichomehealthcare.com
    For medically fragile children
    All over DFW area
    Casey Rackard
    Casey@phhctx.com
    817.710.7029
    The connection app - parents can search private duty services, therapy services, and just about everything under the moon!

    Epic Health Services
    http://epichealthservices.com
    Provide Speech, PT, OT, nursing & feeding specialists
    Private duty nursing 30-40 hours a week, to all day care depending on need
    Marni Frazier
    214.546.5636 - direct cell
    214.466.1340

    Texas Department of State Health Services
    www.dshs.state.tx.us/
    Bill Barber presented - Debbie Renfrow is local in Rockwall
    Angela Prince works with Dallas County in Arlington
    Specialized Health & Social Worker Services
    Personal care services ages 0-21
    Must have Medicaid
    Referral hotline - 888.276.0702

    DARS
    www.dars.state.tx.us
    Focusing on work - transition specialists & vocational counselors
    Eligibility based program - evaluation process
    Presented by Rosla Hocker & Tina Shaffer
    State & federally funded- State employees
    Services provided AFTER graduation
    They create an IPE (individualized plan for employment) like IEP
    16 + identify, work with post-secondary
    Nina Atkins SE Office to find out who our representative is

    MAXIMUS
    www.maximus.com
    Healthcare services for people on Medicaid
    Transportation Services
    Assistance finding primary healthcare providers including doctors and dentists
    Women's health program too
    Work with school nurses & counselors
    Bonnie Huges - Outreach Counselor serves SISD
    bonnielhughes@maximus.com
    www.txmedicaidevents.com - calendar of events where you can find their representatives throughout the metroplex
    972.251.0999

    Connect to Care
    https://connecttocaredallas.org
    Long-term support programs for people on Medicaid or Medicare (food stamps, etc)
    Housing, in home assistance, financial assistance
    Willo Maryman
    888.743.1202

    Achievement Center of Texas
    www.achievementcenteroftexas.org
    Functional living skills taught - in Garland ***
    Have apartment for students where they grow and eat from their own garden
    Also have performing arts program
    Marilynne Serie
    972.414.7700
    Robots 4 Autism - Changing the world with advanced social robotics
    Teaches social skills - robot knows 17 different languages
    Shows facial expressions for kids to identify, laughs and interacts with students
    $6,000 but half paid for so it's really $3,000 - hope to get robots in homes for $300 per family eventually
    Milo will be presented to the public in October

    Momentous Institute (formerly Salesmanship Club for 93 years)
    www.salesmanshipclub.org
    Therapeutic services for ECI through parents
    Sliding scale - families determine what they can pay
    Therapy, counseling & after school program available
    Intake and assessment of needs available
    Paige Conley - Strategic Partners Coordinator
    3 offices in Dallas
    Bilingual
    214.915.1850

    Cal Farley's Family Resource Center - DFW
    www.calfarley.org
    Strengthening At-Risk Families in the DFW area
    Christ centered, work on a level structure
    Programs include Boy's Ranch & Girlstown, U.S.A. in Amarillo
    Average length of stay is 18 months, but can stay longer until they graduate
    Mild depression, ADHD, behavioral disorder NOT sexual problems or ODD
    FREE SERVICES, including placement in Amarillo
    Ages 4-16

    Jewish Family Service, Greater Dallas
    www.jfsdallas.org
    Non-profit agency in Dallas
    Malkie Schick - Coordinator Special Needs Resources Team
    972.437.9950

    The Warren Center
    www.thewarrencenter.org
    ECI: For Children with Developmental Differences - Provide Family Outreach
    Located in Garland & Richardson
    ECI (under 3 years old) & Therapy Services (3-5 years old)
    Debbie Grace - Program Director
    Located in Garland & Richardson
    972.490.9055 x1409

    Partners Resource Network (PATH to education)
    www.partnerstx.org
    Empowering Parents Through Education
    Ages 0-26
    FREE SERVICE for students with special needs & gifted (Aspergers, etc.)
    Goal not to advocate, but to teach the parents to advocate
    Workshops open for parents & educators also for free
    214.425.3056
    lmw_path10@att.net

    Mobile Counseling
    www.mobilecounselingdallas.com
    Ages 4 years and up - counseling through home visits, online and office
    Janie Stubblefield, MA, LPC-S
    214.542.5642

    Region 10 - PPCD Consultant
    Kelley Estes-Jones
    Parent Companion: First Five Years - website created through grant funding
    www.parentcompanion.org
    Brand new
    In both English and Spanish
    Hundreds of articles & videos to help parents feel connected and not alone

    Region 10 - Amy Pool - Interagency Resources Consultant
    www.region10.org/specialeducation
    Parent Training, Foster Care Services, Autism Spectrum Disorder, homeless Services, Transition Services, EXPO- Live the Dream & CRCG (Community Resource Coordination Group)