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DRISCOLL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: www.driscollchildrens.org Provides P/T, O/T, Speech, Neurology. Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi is located at 3533 S. Alameda Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78411 (361) 694-4542

ASRC Resource Guide Parents and family members who have a child diagnosed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often faced with questions and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Issues concerning therapy, education and advocacy in the school system are some of the many concerns that parents with a child on the ASD spectrum may face. As a result of this very real need by parents in the Coastal Bend area to have support and guidance concerning ASD, Doreen Lund and Bill Butler created the Autism Spectrum Resource Center (ASRC). The ASRC is a multifaceted organization that provides public out-

THE RISE SCHOOL: www.riseschool.org/CorpusChristi This school specializes in children with disabilities, ages 18 months to 6 years. In Corpus Christi, it is located at 744 Everhart Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78411 (361) 814-9399 EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION: www.ncmhmr.org Early Childhood Intervention is intended for parents with questions about the development of their young child. It is located at 1630 S. Brownlee Street Corpus Christi, TX 78404 (361) 980-9652 CORPUS CHRISTI PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES: www.corpuschristipsychologicalassociates.com Treating areas of mood disorders, crime victims, intellectual and developmental disabilities, thought disorders, anger management and more. It is located at 1001 Lousiana Ave. Suite 102, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 (361) 442-4024

reach, fundraising activities, and general support

for families dealing with ASD. Monica Jimenez (LPCI) is the organizer for the social support portion of the ASRC (www.meetup.com/CCASTeam) which sponsors various social activities for the whole family. For all the other sources of support found in the Coastal Bend area, the ASRC website (http://www.asrc-cc.org/) is the first place to start. The following are all resources easily accessed on the ASRC website:

GLENOAK THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER: www.reidbthomas.com/Glenoak_Program.html Provides Equine-assisted therapy and rehabilitation. 1517 Glenoak Drive/Corpus Christi, TX 78418 (361) 537-3495

SPECTRUM COUNSELING: www.spectrumcounseling.us Spectrum Counseling provides training in social skills and has Individual, group, and family therapy. They also have support groups, social understanding groups, a depression/anxiety group, and sibling support group. The therapists include the owner Bill Butler, LCSW, Amy Bowser-Yilmazer, LCSW, and Monica Jimenez (LPCI). Spectrum Counseling is located at 3440 S. Alameda Corpus Christi, TX 78411. (361)851-5111.

CHILDREN’S ASSOCIATION FOR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL: www.campcamp.org Camp for autistic children and their families (210) 671-5411

THERAPY CONNECTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS: www.therapyconnectionsofsouthtexas.com This group specializes in ABA and Music Therapy. The founder is Robin Blue, MAEd, BCBA, MT-BC. Also on the staff is Melody Perez, MT BC. It is located at 1001 Louisiana Ave, Ste 102/Corpus Christi, TX 78404 (361) 815-2433.

TEAM PROJECT PARTNERS RESOURCE NETWORK, INC. www.partnerstx.org Provides training, education, information and individual assistance obtaining services.Located at 1090 Longfellow Drive, Suite B/Beaumont, TX 71706 1-800-866-4726

TEXAS PARENT TO PARENT: www.txp2p.org/ Matches parents in TX to help with support and resources. You can also be trained as a resource parent. Telephone toll free 866-896-6001.

AUTISM SPEAKS: www.autismspeaks.org National organization that has a 100 day guide for parents, and lots of references/support

PEDIATRIC THERAPY ASSOCIATES: www.pediatrictherapyassociatescc.com Provides PT/OT/Speech Services. Therapists include founders Sandy Mader (PC) and Pamela A. McDowell, PC. Also on staff is Waynette Jarrell, OTR PC. The office in Corpus Christi is locate at 1001 Louisiana Suite 402 (361) 853-0488. It is located at 1020 G S. 14th Street, Kingsville, TX 78363 (361)-443-2723.

MILITARY AUTISM HELP: www.operationautismonline.org Online guide, and is military specific. Steps lead you through deployments, moves, Tricare, etc.

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