Dial 3-1-1, City of Austin ready to answer any question, or assist with any issue you may have regarding City of Austin departments or services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Dial 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000
Bluebonnet MHMR Mental Health Crisis Line: 800-841-1255
SAFE Alliance: Call: 512.267.SAFE (7233) | Text: 737.888.7233 | SAFEline chat DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEX TRAFFICKING, and CHILD ABUSE. Advocacy and crisis intervention/face-to-face emotional support is available Mon - Fri from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ suicide help): 866-488-7386 (text 202-304-1200 or Trevor Project Chat Online)
Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 888-373-7888
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY) Chat Online
U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 (English & Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE Call 1-800-985-5990 Text: 'TALKWITHUS' to 66746
United Way - 211.org or dial 211 -- free, confidential nationwide service that connects people to available help & Info
NAMI HELPLINE 800-950-NAMI M-F, 10 AM - 6 PM ET
Email NAMI Helpline email@example.com M-F, 10 AM - 6 PM E
Parent to Parent: 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of children with special health care needs.
Your Life Your Voice is provided by Boys Town. Boys Town, a national nonprofit, offers many resources for parents, families and children in times of need.
NeedyMeds is an online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs. All the information is free, easy to access and updated regularly. No registration is required and we don't request any personal information.
GoodRx Compare prescription drug prices and find coupons at more than 70000 US pharmacies. Save up to 80% instantly!
Relaxation, Coping & Managing
Mindful: Nonprofit Foundation for a Mindful Society are dedicated to sharing the gifts of mindfulness through content, training, courses, and directories—helping people enjoy better health, foster more caring relationships, and cultivate a more compassionate society.
The Mindfulness Center: nonprofit wellness institute specializing in therapeutic mind-body practices including: yoga for all levels, meditation, holistic therapies, chronic disease and professional trainings.
99 Coping Skills a document with all 99 of these skills for your reference. Save or print it out and take it with you so you'll always remember them!
The Vagus Nerve is the primary communicator of the brain to the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for the relaxation response, and to the sympathetic nervous system, the fight, flight, or freeze response.
Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society. Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, we bridge the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and health care professionals.
Understood: Our programs for Families, Educators, and Young Adults focus on empowering people who learn and think differently and those who support them, offering customized, accessible resources and a compassionate community.
Different Brains: Strives to encourage understanding & acceptance of individuals who have variations in brain function and social behaviors known as neurodiversity.
Aphantasia Network: Mind Blindness - A place to discover and learn about aphantasia. Aphantasia in the inability to visualize in the mind's eye. Otherwise known as blind imagination or Mind Blindness.
Alexithymia Online: Emotional Blindness - is a personal trait that describes the difficulty of people to perceive and describe emotions of others and themselves. More information Here
Exactly What Is Time?: Time Blindness - This website looks at many different aspects of time, and, although it too may ultimately fail to “tame the beast”, it aims to give at least a reasonably comprehensive review of the many different facets that comprise this most enigmatic of subjects.
Executive Dysfunctioning: Individuals with executive dysfunction often struggle to analyze, plan, organize, schedule, and complete tasks at all — or on deadline. They misplace materials, prioritize the wrong things, and get overwhelmed by big projects.
Attention is a cognitive (mental) process that enables an individual to choose what they focus and concentrate on, and to maintain their focus and concentration over a period of time.
Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD): An extreme response to real or perceived rejection. Most people may experience sadness, disappointment, or frustration after experiencing rejection. But with RSD, rejection or critique can be overwhelming to debilitating.
STAR Institute Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): provides premier treatment, education, and research for children, adolescents, and adults with SPD. Those with SPD perceive and/or respond to sensory information differently than most other people. Unlike people who have impaired sight or hearing, those with Sensory Processing Disorder do detect the sensory information; however, the sensory information gets “mixed up” in their brain and therefore the responses are inappropriate in the context in which they find themselves.
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: BFRB is a general term for a group of related disorders that includes hair pulling, skin picking, and nail-biting. These behaviors are not habits or tics; rather, they are complex disorders that cause people to repeatedly touch their hair and body in ways that result in physical damage. Information and Support.
Anxiety.org: is committed to making mental health information accessible, inclusive, easy-to-find, and easy-to-understand. We want anyone suffering from an anxiety disorder to have access to all the resources they need to understand and overcome their condition.
Emotional Dysregulation can be defined as the automatic (unconscious) or controlled (conscious) processes involved in the initiation, maintenance and modification of the occurrence, intensity and duration of an individual’s emotional experience and expression.
Bipolar disorder and ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are two conditions that are being diagnosed more and more in American children and teens, often together. Learn the signs article.
Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED): is a condition that involves sudden outbursts of rage, aggression, or violence. These reactions tend to be irrational or out of proportion to the situation. Additutde mag article
Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) is an attention disorder associated with the following symptoms that resemble signs of inattentive ADHD: excessive day dreaming; behaving lethargically; poor memory retrieval; trouble staying alert in boring situations; slow processing of information; and acting withdrawn.
Learning disabilities are due to genetic and/or neurobiological factors that alter brain functioning in a manner which affects one or more cognitive processes related to learning.
Neurogenics & ADHD Advances in neuroscience, brain imaging and clinical research indicate ADHD results primarily from a complex interplay of genetics and neurology. In turn, neurogenetics influences brain development, structure, connectivity, and function.
LD & ADA Rights, Advocacy, Education, Legal Support
Navigate Life Texas: Learn what exactly special education is to your child’s legal rights in preschool through high school.
LD OnLine: Learning Disorder Online seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
Disability Rights Texas: people with disabilities are at a greater risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violation of legal and human rights, protection and advocacy organizations like Disability Rights Texas are needed.
Texas Access to Justice Foundation: is the leading funding source for legal aid in Texas. We are committed to the vision that all Texans, regardless of income, will have equal access to the civil justice system. With TAJF funding, legal aid organizations provide assistance in civil matters to more than 150,000 low-income Texas families each year.
Exceptional Individuals: provide consulting, recruitment and employment support to employers and individuals with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism
Neurodiversity Network: Provide resources for employers & the community to support & accept neurodivergent individuals, and resources for neurodivergent individuals who seek meaningful employment.
Specialisterne USA: helps businesses and employers understand, value, and integrate the unique perspective and capabilities of autistic people and neurodiverse talent. Ensuring that every autistic and other neurodiverse person who wants a meaningful career, gets a meaningful career.
Hire Autism: is made for individuals on the autism spectrum – offering a job board, direct access to local employment opportunities, a profile builder, simple job applications, and helpful resources for the workplace.
ADDitude Magazine: ADHD symptom tests, ADD medication & treatment information, behavior & discipline advice, school & learning essentials, organization help and more!
CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Nonprofit offering information about ADHD in teens, ADHD in women, and ADHD in children. Find quick facts, support groups, online courses, professional directory, and resources.
ADDA: Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) International non-profit – 501C – organization founded over twenty-five years ago to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives.
Kaleidoscope Society: is an empowering community for and by women with ADHD. Here to raise awareness, understanding and support for women like us through sharing our stories. Our vision is that one day all women with ADHD be valued for their unique minds.
Totally ADD: is a website for adults with ADHD. We provide usefule articles, quizzes, advice, video guides, and plenty of humor to help people to liberate themselves from fear, shame, and stigma and create a life they love.
A.D.D. Warehourse: Books, assessment products and training programs for ADHD and related problems
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.: an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) in children and adults who has dedicated his career to widely disseminating science-based information about ADHD
ADHD Supportive Hacks
Mobile Apps for ADHD Minds: These ADHD apps and resources won’t cure your ADHD symptoms, but they can help level the playing field — if used consistently.
Tiimo is a paid subscription app that helps you organize your life, stick to your routines, and work towards your personal goals in a visual and motivating way!
The Planner Pads Company has been in business for more than 40 years helping people be more focused and organized in both their professional and personal lives. Each day our customers give themselves the “added edge” by organizing their lives with the Planner Pad organizer.
RE-Focus, The Creative Office - We want to help make work/school/life easier and less tasking for individuals like Small Business Owners, Parents, Students, Teachers, and more who may struggle with ADHD, ADD, Dementia, and just overall daily struggles that many may have.
Clever Fox Budget Book will help you keep your money organized, spend well, start saving, set and achieve financial goals.
The Eisenhower Matrix, also referred to as Urgent-Important Matrix, helps you decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all.
Pomodoro Technique to transform their lives, making them more productive, more focused and even smarter. Pomodoro Technique teaches you to work with time, instead of struggling against it. A revolutionary time management system, it is at once deceptively simple to learn and life-changing to use.
Time Trackers for Time Management - Visual Audio Timer with digital countdown to stay on task. Assists with organisation and concentration.
Caveday leads daily group focus sessions over Zoom. Their research-backed method uses body mirroring, mindfulness, and accountability to help workers stay focused for longer.
Focusmate changes the way you work by connecting you to other professionals who have committed to being accountable for finishing their most important work. You choose a time to work, and Focusmate pairs you with an accountability partner for a live, virtual coworking session that will keep you on task.
Motivation is a powerful, yet tricky beast. Sometimes it is really easy to get motivated, and you find yourself wrapped up in a whirlwind of excitement. Other times, it is nearly impossible to figure out how to motivate yourself and you're trapped in a death spiral of procrastination. This page contains the best ideas and most useful research on how to get and stay motivated.
KIDS & Parents
Fin, Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation: Internet-based games ideal for kids with ADHD. Each game is designed to teach useful skills and strategies, while continually encouraging players to complete increasingly difficult tasks
The Penalty Box is an innovative, hands-on parenting tool designed by a child psychologist to help families stay connected during turbulent times. When tempers flare, someone calls a "penalty," draws a card from the Penalty Box, and follows the instructions on the card. The cards include three categories of research-based anger management strategies — a fun, easy and effective way to redirect and de-escalate anger in the home.
Tac Screen Make Remote Learning Better See it 👀 Hear it 👂 Feel it 👆🏽ADHD. Dyslexia. Autism. Early education. “Every child — with or without a learning difference — who is using a touchscreen device needs TacScreen.” This bumpy film screen completes the multi-sensory learning circle.
The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.
ADHD Parenting -This comprehensive guide to parenting a child with ADHD won’t waste your time with run-of-the-mill advice. You need ADD-tested strategies, and here they are — everything you need to know about oppositional defiance, positive parenting, school and learning challenges, health and wellbeing, social skills, executive functions, treatment & more.
ADD-vance is a dedicated group of professionals, who also happen to be parents of children affected by ADHD and/or Autism. Our mission is to support the families of children affected by these conditions and the professionals involved in their care. We want to increase understanding, provide support and change perceptions of these complex neurological conditions, so as to improve the wellbeing and reduce the social isolation of these young people and their families.
Virtual/In-Person Support Groups: The Autism Society supports individuals online through Yahoo, Facebook, and Meetup, and face-to-face through monthly support meetings and social groups around Texas.
Neuroclastic: Nonprofit organization providing information about the Autistic Spectrum from Autistic People
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power.
Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM): A truly inclusive autism association. Autistic Inclusive Meets is a not-for-profit organisation created by autistic people to enable families with autistic children, and autistic individuals to get out into the community and socialise in an accepting, inclusive environment with like-minded peers.
Autistic Women & Nonbinanry Network (AWN): AWN is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization with a mission to provide community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, nonbinary people, and all others of marginalized genders.
Autistic Dating: is a free online dating and friendship site for people with autism.
Making Authentic Friendships (MAF): Everyone deserves authentic friendships. Our responsive web-based application helps individuals with special needs (age 13+) find friends at home or on the go, based off their geolocation, diagnosis, age and interests.
Autism Grown Up: We focus our services and programming on the needs of autistic people as they prepare for and reach adulthood - gathered from their own words to research on outcomes. We continue to shape our programming to support them into adulthood and pursue their best lives. Our resources are applicable to individuals who do not have an official autism diagnosis. We also support families, professionals, and other stakeholders to be a part of their support network - which is one of the major features of finding success in adulthood.
The Art of Autism: Nonprofit which empowers autistic people and their families through participation in the arts.
NeuroGuides: A non-profit organization operated by autistic people for autistic people. Registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing life coaching for autistic and other neurodivergent adults worldwide