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Helpful Links

Advocacy Inc.
West Texas Regional Office
Works to protect and advocate for the legal rights of people with disabilities in Texas.

1001 Main St., Ste. 300
Lubbock, TX 79401-3200

(806) 765-7794 Voice/TDD

Advocacy Group
Below are links to advocacy groups:

Amarillo Area Mental Health Consumers- Agape Center
Peer Support, Education, and Advocacy
Polk Street United Methodist Church

1601 S Georgia St

(St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Lowndes Hall, bottom floor)

Amarillo, TX, United States, Texas

Mailing Address:
Agape Center
P.O. Box 44
Amarillo, Texas

Phone: (806) 373-7030

Amarillo Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse Services

2300 Line Ave
Amarillo TX 79106

Phone: (806) 374-6688
Hotline: (800) 566-6688

The Arc of Potter/Randall County

Offers a respite program for children or adults with special needs, camp scholarships, an equipment lending library, and fills emergency fund requests on limited basis.

202 S. Louisiana St.
Amarillo, TX 79106

Susan Stokes, (806) 655-7151

Turn Center

Provides occupational and physical therapy to children with disabilities at their schools, as well as an outpatient clinic and some free clinics.

1250 Wallace Blvd.
Amarillo, TX 79106

(806) 353-3596

DARS Division of Blind Services, Amarillo office
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services
Gives information, medical service coordination and help obtaining adaptive equipment to families of children from birth through age 10 with visual

7120 W. Interstate 40, Ste. 100
Amarillo, TX 79106

(806) 353-9568

DARS Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
The DARS, Division for Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHS advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.

Early Childhood Intervention
Offers services for families with children from birth to 3 years old who were born premature or possess disabilities, injuries or developmental difficulties.
For Potter and Randall counties (provided by Texas Panhandle Centers)

2201 S. Western St.
Amarillo, TX 79106

(806) 358-8974
For 20 rural Panhandle counties

Region 16 Education Service Center
5800 Bell St.
Amarillo, TX 79109-6230

(806) 677-5228

The Hali Project
Offers counseling for parents of children with special needs, trains parents to establish working relationships with education and medical professionals.

4515 Cornell St.
Amarillo, TX 79109

(806) 352-5647 or (806) 655-9432

The High Plains Children’s Home
High Plains Children’s Home and Family Services, Inc. is fundamentally committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual health of
society’s youth who are orphaned, outcast, homeless, neglected, abused or otherwise taken advantage of. The Home nurtures in each child an
environment of love, security, productivity, social maturity and trust in God.

Impact Futures!
We provide awareness and leadership toward education of professionals, parents, youth, and community members regarding substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment in the Texas Panhandle. The ultimate mission !mpact Futures is to ensure a healthier community by building assets and protective factors in the community.
Call:(806) 326-1339
Fax: (806) 354-5086

New Hope Resources
New Hope Counseling & Resources is more than a counseling service. It is an information portal for all the Christian based resources in the area. It is a partner to churches to assist them in their ministry of taking care of people. It is an effort to train marriages, even before they say “I do” to increase the number of couples that maintain this covenant.
6900 I-40 West, Suite 295,
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 355-HOPE (4673)

Panhandle Council for the Deaf
Offers certified sign language interpreters and has an equipment demonstration room for specialized telecommunication devices for anyone with difficulty using a telephone.
Mark Sturkie, Director

1300 Wallace Road
Amarillo, Texas 79106

(806) 359-1506 V/TTY
(806) 359-7755 Fax

Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild
Works to increase public awareness about Down syndrome and assists families of children born with the genetic condition.
P.O. Box 20783
Amarillo, TX 79114

Panhandle Independent Living Center
Offers advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills training, and information/referral to individuals with disabilities. Operates Youth Encountering Success for teens with disabilities and Parents Encouraging Parents group.

1118 S. Taylor St.
Amarillo, TX 79101

(806) 374-1400, (806) 374-2774 TDD

Panhandle Mamas
A Chapter of Mothers Against Methamphetamine – goal is to significantly reduce methamphetamine use in the Texas Panhandle through community action. We are focused on drug use prevention, community awareness and education.

3405 S. Western Suite 204
Amarillo, TX 79015

(806) 331-6068

Special Olympics Texas, Area 16
Provides year-round training and competition in Olympic-type sports for children age 8 and older with intellectual disabilities.

112 W. Eighth Ave., Ste. 341
Amarillo, TX 79101

(806) 374-7171

Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments
Provides a formal structure for criminal justice, health and human service, and other affected organizations to communicate and coordinate on policy, legislative, and programmatic issues affecting offenders with special needs. Special needs include offenders with serious mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, terminal or serious medical conditions, physical disabilities and those who are elderly.
Amarillo Office

900 S. Polk Suite 900
Amarillo, TX 79101

(806) 378-3837

Texas Panhandle Suicide Prevention Coalition
The Texas Pahnahndle Suicide Prevention Coalition is working to reduce the incidence of suicide attempts through public education and awareness, and aims to offer support to the families surviving suicide through community collaboration and education.

Texas Workforce Center
Youth program connects people ages 14 to 21, including those with disabilities, with work experiences and training for basic skills.

1206 W. Seventh Ave.
Amarillo, TX 79103

(806) 372-5521, ext. 1626

Uniting Parents, Coalition of Health Services Inc.
A parent case management program for families of children with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities in the upper 32 counties of Texas. Provides information, education, training, referrals, networking and support.

301 S. Polk St., Ste. 740
Amarillo, TX 79101

(806) 337-1700
(888) 892-2273

For signs, symptoms and support regarding suicide, visit

American Association of Suicidology

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Military Veterans Suicide Hotline:
1-800-273-TALK 8255 (Press 1)
Suicide Hotline in Spanish:
1-800-273-TALK 8255 (Press 2)

LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline:

iPhone Suicide Prevention App

Online Resources

Depression in Teens: The Warning Signs and How to Help Them Through
The Isolating Loneliness of Chronic Pain & Invisible Illness
How Can I Get Help for Depression
Becoming a Happy Empty Nester
You Are Not Alone! 6 Tips for Dealing with Loneliness After 60 (with video)

U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Texas Education Agency
West Texas A&M University
Amarillo College
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Wayland Baptist University – Amarillo Campus


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Autism Parenting Magazine

Help and Hope Videos provided by DFPS:


When a Child of Divorce Visits Parents

Patient/Family Education Materials – Texas Department of State Health Services

Smart Stepfamilies


Kansas University Special Education Department Transition Coalition
Think College

From the Bookshelf

“You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children with Disabilities,” by Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., and Kim Schive

“Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with Disability,” by Cindy N. Ariel, Ph.D. and Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

“Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew,” by Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., and John D. Kemp

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