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Cirkiel & Associates, P.C.

1901 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

Round Rock, Texas 78664

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Disability Rights, Texas, assists people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law to  ensure their full and equal participation in society. Their staff accomplishes this with legal aid to people with disabilities, protection of the rights through the courts and justice system, advocacy of laws and public policies that protect and advance the rights of people with disabilities.

Don't Dismyabilities, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization developing and employing strategies aimed at addressing barriers to accessibility within communities through education, advocacy, and ADA-related actions to make lasting impacts on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the neighborhoods in which they live.

Attorney Ken Carden operates in state and federal courts and exclusively practices in disability civil rights law utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Texas Architectural Barrier Act, the Texas Fair Housing Act, and the Texas Human Resources Code.

Texas Civil Rights Project promotes racial, social, and economic justice through community education and litigation. Its staff strives to foster equality, secure justice, ensure diversity and strengthen communities. Attorneys at Cirkiel & Associates often partner with TCRP on behalf of the underserved or those excluded from the justice system.

The Coalition for Texans with Disabilities (CTD) has worked for years to ensure that persons with disabilities may work, live, learn, play and participate fully in the community of their choice. CTD focuses on the areas of governmental advocacy, public awareness activities and professional disability consulting to fulfill its mission.

Michael Kinser, LPC, LMFT, offers Christian counseling services for individuals, couples and families to help them discover the answers needed for the problems they face. His sessions are solution-focused for his clients and their future and provide practical tools to help strenghten relationships provide understanding to help move forward.

Cirkiel & Associates often works with the Carlson Law Firm to provide legal representatiion to families whose child has been injured at school, especially when that student is protected under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, the Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA), and/or Title IX of the Educational Acts of 1972.

Selecting care for an aging loved one is a complex and personal choice. A Place for Mom helps people with one of the most difficult decisions they will ever have to make: the process of helping an aging parent make "the transition" from living independently or with family to accepting outside assistance or moving to a senior living community. Their Senior Living Advisers can answer a wide range of questions about senior care for your unique situation.

Court related information

Find courts, jails, prisons, police departments, sheriffs, and district attorneys, including contact info and services.

 

Federal Sites

Department of Education

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

State Sites

The State Bar of Texas

State Bar Grievance Procedures

Texas Education Agency home

TEA – SPED in Texas A-Z Index

Texas guide to the ARD process


General Advocacy

 

Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates

Wrightslaw information for special-needs parents

The Texas Organization of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

Disability Rights Texas

Overviews and PDF's of IDEA. You can read the whole thing at your leisure!

Modifications, accommodations, and alternative assessments

Family to Family Network—Great Site

National Disseminating Center for Children with Disabilities: Extremely useful source for special needs parents

The ARC: for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Legal Framework Summaries of and links to special ed laws by topic. Very useful!

 

ADHD

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

 

Asperger’s Syndrome

ASPIE of Houston: Asperger's Syndrome parent-Professional Information exchange

Excellent information on Asperger's Syndrome

 

Autism

The Brain Connection: Excellent autism resource

​The Autism Society of America

Families for Early Autism Treatment

Future Horizons: Leader in Autism/Asperger's Syndrome Publications

 

Behavior/Bullying

Information on Positive Behavioral Supports

National anti-bullying site:  Discussion of the new anti-bullying provisions in Texas Law

CEPC: “Improving Services to Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Problems”

In- depth look at Functional Behavioral Assessments prepared by the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

ABA isn't just for autism. Behavior tLC is a splendid local resource.

 

Down Syndrome

Great information site for Down Syndrome parents

Dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association: information, resources, local conferences for parents and professionals

TEA Region 10 Dyslexia page

Texas State Dyslexia Consultant: 1-800-232-3030 (Questions about dyslexia testing, services and school district responsibilities)

​The Dyslexia Handbook
On-line Free Spell Checker -- free access on-line context iterative spell checker for people with dyslexia or dysgraphia, or who are not native-English speakers

Due Process Hearings

FAQ's about Due Process Hearings

 

IEP’s

Great e-brochure from the Special Advocacy Center in Illinois: IEP Tips, Do's, and Don'ts

 

Learning Disabilities / Response to Intervention

Comprehensive treatment of Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) and Response to Intervention (RTI)

“the leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals”

The National Learning Disabilities Association

Project FIRST (Families, Information, Resources, Support & Training. This specific page addresses "Diagnosis vs. Disability Category

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

Response to Intervention: Questions PARENTS Must Ask (From Learning Disabilities Association of America)

 

Music Therapy

American Music Therapy Association

 

Transition

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center: Extensive resource for transition information, planning, and IEP development

Travel Training Information

 

Visually Impaired       

Choices for Children “to educate policymakers, legislators, and the public about the unique educational needs of children who are blind or visually impaired”

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments.

 

Williams Syndrome

The Williams Syndrome Association