• Community & Online Resources

     

    Academic

    Positive Parenting - From Kid's Health get the lowdown on parenting basics like discipline, homework help, and how to talk to your child about tough subjects.

    National Center for Learning Disabilities - The NCLD works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.

    Texas Association for Gifted and Talented - Information for educators and parents dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted and talented students in Texas.

    Texas Education Agency - Find information about public school services in Texas ranging from state tests to art education.


     

    Exploring Careers & College

    College Tuition Costs - View today's college costs for an education at a Texas colllege or university.

    Future College Cost Calculator - Learn how much college is expected to cost when your child attends.

    K-5 Career Checklist - List of ways parents can support their child's exploration of careers and development of their interests and talents.

    Reality Check - In this game, explore the how much money you will need to make in a job to have all the things you want. Find out what your chosen career will pay per month.

    Careers Are Everywhere Activity Book - Printable activities for grades PK-5 that bring awareness to the world of work and opens the doors to career exploration.

    Eek! Get a Job - Explore the world of jobs related to animals and the environment.

    Who Builds Big? - Interested in engineering careers? Who Builds Big exposes you to a variety of careers in engineering and architecture.

    Career One Stop - Watch videos of people work at jobs you want to know more about.

     

    Personal/Social

    Kid's Health - Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Read articles to help you help your child cope with life's ups and downs and the emotions and behaviors that can come with them. There are also kid-friendly quizes and games.

    Bullying - There are many warning signs that could indicate that someone is involved in bullying. If you suspect that someone you know is being bullied or is bullying others, check out the warning signs so you can help.

     

     

    Community Resources

    First Call for Help

    Dial 2-1-1

    The 2-1-1 helpline in Central Texas maintains a comprehensive community resource database of services providing assistance with health care, employment, educational, legal, housing, counseling, and transportation needs, and much more.

    The ARC of the Capital Area

    (512) 476-7044

    The Arc of the Capital Area, a non-profit organization, is committed to promoting independence and choice by providing individualized services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Austin Child Guidance Center

    (512) 451-2242

    Dedicated to improving the mental health of children and their families, a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors provides individual, family, and group therapy; psychiatric and psychological services; parent education; community presentations and consultations.

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters

    (512) 472-5437

    Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country and strives to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

    Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    1-877-543-7669

    Children in Texas without health insurance may be able to get low cost or free health coverage from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Children’s Medicaid. Both programs cover office visits, prescription drugs, dental care, eye exams, glasses, and much more.

    (512) 324-6870

    Social and counseling services are provided through strategically located community-based centers that offer a continuum of services for the client and his or her family. LifeWorks currently operates 3 multi-service centers in Austin, 4 sites dedicated to housing and serving homeless and runaway youth, and a service site in Round Rock.

    Free Youth Counseling Program
    Texas State University in Round Rock hosts a free youth counseling program. They are helping youth ages 10 to 18 years of age work through concerns in their life and learn ways to communicate and interact more effectively.
     
     

    Not find a resource you needed? Review Child Inc's Community Resource Directory or call 2-1-1 for the United Way’s First Call For Help Information and Referral Hotline for additional local resources.