Local resources

ECI Handbook http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/publications/EnglishHandbook.pdf
ECI Publications www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/resources/links.shtml

ECI Videos www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/videos/index.shtml

ECI Video – Parent to Parent – Knowing Your Rights

For State and National resources visit DARS http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/resources/resourceguide/index.shtml

Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break

Contact: chaseoaks.org or contact Sara Chacon

Kiddin' Around

An hourly drop-in child sitting service
Location: 9377 Lebanon, Frisco
Contact: 214-618-KIDD
Web: www.kiddinaroundplaycare.com

S.S. Noah Playcare Center

An hourly drop-in child sitting service
Location: 111 N. Central Expressway #116, Allen
Contact: 214-495-8870
Web: www.ssnoahplaycare.net

Friday N.I.T.E Friends

Location: Custer Road United Methodist Church,6601 Custer Road, Plano TX 75023 Contact: 972-618-3450 Web: http://www.crumc.org/ Notes: Staff available for the medically fragile.Waiting list.

Kids' Night Out

Follows the school year calendar
Location: Plano Parks and Recreation Resurrection Lutheran Church, Independence and Park in Plano. Time: 2nd Friday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30p.m. Contact: For reservations 972-941-7327.

Night Owls

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas Time: 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Contact: Reservations: 214-523-2284 Email: Kim Cavender nightowls@nullhpumc.org. Web: http://www.hpumc.org Notes: Reservations required. Waiting list.

Night Lights

Location: Lover's Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood Road, Dallas Time:1st Friday of each month 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Contact: Sherry Bryant or Ellen Rich at 214-706-9517 Email: nightlights@nullllumc.org to apply Notes: Staff available for the medically fragile. Waiting list


Location: Murphy Road Baptist Church, 411 S Murphy Road, Murphy TX 75094 Time: The first Friday of the month from April to June 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Contact: 972-467-2191 Email: Cari Downie at cdownie@nullmurphyroad.org or Angela Sands at angela.sands@nullwylieisd.net Notes: Siblings are welcome. Wylie Life Skills teachers and volunteers lead children in arts, crafts, storytelling, games and play activities while parents are free to play on their own. Parents need to register their children by the Wednesday before each Friday event. Registration forms are available from Murphy Road Baptist Church.. Parents can also reserve spaces for their children by calling the number listed

Parents Day Out

Location: Respite Ministry of First Baptist Church, Recreation Outreach Center, 100 W. Brin Street, Terrell Contact: 972-524-1800 Web: http://www.fbcterrell.org/JOYMinistryPage.html Notes: JOY Ministry team periodically hosts respite care so parents can have time to themselves. The care is for children with special needs and their siblings, Medical nurses are available.

Adventure Camp at Lake Pointe Church

Web: www.arcdallas.org
Phone: 469-698-2310
Notes: Adventure Camp for children and young adults with special needs (7-21 years)

Fun Zone

Location: Stone Briar Community Church 4801 Legendary Drive Frisco Contact: Meaghan Wall 469-252-5348 Web: www.stonebriar.org

Harvey's Kids

Location: Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, Josey and Frankfurt, Carrollton Contact: Jana Jones 972-492-2432 Email: jjones@nullhcumc.org

Moms Club

Support group for stay-at-home moms - Several local chapters Web: www.momsclub.org

Mothers of Preschoolers

Group for stay-at-home or working moms with children ages birth through kindergarten. Web: www.mops.org

Mothers of Multiples

Support group for parents of multiple birth children Web: www.tmom.info


Support Group For families touched by special needs. Contact: Cary Scheurer 214-505-3532 Email: scheurerc@nullhotmail.com

NAMI of Collin County

(National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collin County) Contact: 214-509-0085 Web: www.namicco.org

Down Syndrome Guild

Web: www.downsyndromedallas.org

Autism Society of Collin County

Web: www.autism-ascc.org

Families for Effective Autism Treatment of North Texas

Web: www.featnt.org Contact: For local community support call 2-1-1 for resources your area

Stroller Strides/Luna Moms Club

Walk with a group of Moms and their babies in strollers. Also offers field trips and Mom's Night Out. Web: www.strollerstrides.com

Stay at Home Moms Sassy Sisterhood Playgroup

This group is for stay at home moms and working moms. Play dates are available several times a week for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. They also offer Mommy only events and family events. Web: http://sahm.meetup.com

Rockwall Area Moms Playgroup

This group schedules play dates and groups during the work week. Families from Rockwall, Royse City, and Rowlett are involved in this group. Play dates provide fun for the children and an opportunity for the mothers to form friendships. Web: www.playgroup.meetup.com/609/

Play Street Museum

Interactive children’s museum
Contact: (469) 362-8624
Web: www.playstreetmuseum.com

Jump Street

Offers special needs jump times
Contact: info@nullgotjump.com
Web: www.gotjump.com

Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls operates family friendly Water Parks and Adventure Parks in accordance
Web: www.hfalls.com

Studio Movie Grill

SMG is known nationwide as the leader of the in-theater dining experience.
Web: https://www.studiomoviegrill.com

Family eGuide

Offers special needs jump times
Phone: 972-212-933
Web: familyeguide.com

Adventure Kids Playcare

An hourly drop-in child sitting service
Location: 3300 W. Eldorado Parkway, Suite 900, McKinney, 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 110, Frisco, TX
Contact: McKinney 214-491-4088 | Frisco 972-668-5990
Web: http://www.adventurekidsplaycare.com
Email: frisco@nulladventurekidsplaycare.com


- Several locations www.kindermusik.com
Open gym for children with special needs.
Location: Rowlett Community Centre, 5300 Main St, Rowlett, TX,
Time: May through September, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Contact: 972-463-3952
Web: www.ci.rowlett.tx.us

Special Needs Open Jump

Location: Meets at Jump and Jive, 356 Ranch Trail, Rockwall
Time: Second Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 am. Free admission.
Email: Sandie.Wood@nullCrosstexEnergy.com or noelleandring@nullyahoo.com

Wetzone Waterpark Angels Playtime at Wet Zone

The Wet Zone holds an open swim for members of the community with special needs and their families! All family members will be able to swim and play in designated areas of the park. Angel Fish Swimming Lessons at Wet Zone are specially designated for children with physical and mental learning disabilities. While each class will be adapted to meet the needs and skills of the students, the basic goals will be for the children to become more comfortable and safe in the water.
Web: www.wetzonewaterpark.com

ECI of Lifepath Systems

Contact: 972-359-1110

ECI State Library

Contact: 888-963-7111, Extension 7260


McKinney- 972-529-2559
Garland- 972-272-3484
Russell Creek/Allen-214-705-9459
Web: www.ymca.net

Park and Recreation

McKinney - 972-547-7480
Allen- 214-509-4700
Frisco- 972-335-5555
Plano- 972-941-7272

Plano Children's Theatre

Contact: 972-422-2575
Web: www.planochildrenstheatre.com

Heard-Craig Center

Contact: 972-548-6900
Web: www.heardcraig.org

Texas Parent to Parent

Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs.
Web: www.txp2p.org

Texas Child Care Licensing

The mission of Child Care Licensing is to protect children through regulation and education.
Web: www.dfps.state.tx.us/child_care

Around Town Kids

Events in McKinney
Web: www.aroundtownkids.com

Yellow Pages for Kids

Events in Frisco
Web: www.yellowpagesforkids.com

Collin County Early Childhood PTA

Contact: Suzanne Judkins 972-712-3634
Web: www.ccecpta.com

Frisco Early Childhood PTA

Web: www.friscoecpta.org

Allen Early Childhood PTA

Web: www.aecpta.com

Lake Ray Hubbard Early Childhood PTA

Parents from Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Forney and other cities in the Lake Ray Hubbard vicinity are welcome. Events/Programs offered include: Parent Education Programs, a Babysitting Co-op, Meals for New Moms, Children’s Field Trips, Play Groups and opportunities for Community Involvement.
Web: http://www.freewebs.com/lrhecpta/whoweare.htm