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    Birth Defects Epidemiology & Surveillance
    Mail Code 1964
    P.O. Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

    Phone: 512-776-7232
    Fax: 512-776-7330

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Services for Families


Services for children Baby

Helpful Links:

Information about Down Syndrome for New and Expecting Parents:This brochure has facts about Down syndrome and a list of places where you can go to find more information and support.

MotherToBaby.org: Provides evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Texas Resource Guide: 2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need.

Texas Early Childhood Intervention Services: ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. 

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs.

Healthy Texas Women: Women's health programs and services.

Texas Parent to Parent: Provides support, resources, and information to parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and professionals who work with them.

Healthy Texas Babies: Helping Texas communities decrease infant mortality using evidence-based interventions.

Help for Children with Special Needs from the Texas Birth Defects Registry:

Other Services

Advoacy, Inc. 
Any Baby Can-Austin
Any Baby Can-San Antonio
Angel Flight

The ARC of Texas

Texas Children's Hospital
Texas CHIP Coalition
Children's Association for Maximum Potential
DSHS Genetic Services Division

Directory of Community Services - TAMU
Driscoll Children's Hospital
Dell Children's Medical Center
Family Voices 
Health Care Transitions
Hearts and Hooves (Animal Therapy)
Easter Seals--Central Texas
Easter Seals--Greater Dallas
Easter Seal Society--Rio Grande Valley
Make-A-Wish Foundation
March of Dimes, Texas Chapter
National Center for Medical Home Initiatives
Children's Craniofacial Association

MUMS--Mothers United for Moral Support
MOMs Spina Bifida Research Study (NICHD)
Shriners Hospital for Children
DSHS Children with Special Health Care Needs
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Texas Education Agency--Special Education
Texas Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Texas Parent-to-Parent
Avance, Inc.
Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas
R.O.C.K. (Therapeutic Riding)
TEXCARE Partnership

Operation Respect
Operation Smile
United Way of Abilene
United Way/Capital Area (Austin)
United Way of Dallas
United Way of Houston


Links to other related organizations.

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. 

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Last updated May 6, 2019