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Growing Places Therapy would like to suggest some therapy related resources that may help address any questions you might have about your child's development. Please be sure to check our Facebook page or blog for more information on local resources and meetups.

Agencies / Groups

ARC of the Capital Area
Provides academic coaching, basic needs and crisis assistance, case management, community living and assistance, and family support services for children and adults with special needs

Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
Provides mental health and developmental disabilities services to children, adolescents and adults in Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayettem Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lee and Williamson counties.

Capital City Ambucs
Provides AmTrykes, therapeutic tricycles, for children and adults with disabilities.

Children's Autism Center
Provides a variety of health and behavioral services for children with autism.

Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas
Provides awareness and education for individuals with Down Syndrome through community programming.

Hand to Hold
Provides peer support for families with premature babies, babies in the NICU, babies/children with special needs, loss of pregnancy, and infant loss.

Legacy of Hope
Provides services to families of children with special needs in the Austin area. They offer 2 Learn 2 Dream, a specialized tutoring program; 2 Dance 2 Dream, a dance class for children with special needs and 2 Night 2 Dream, a respite care program staffed by pediatric nurses giving caregivers a well deserved night off.

Sammy's House
Provides childcare for medically complex children center, respite care and therapy equipment loaning program.

Texas Parent-to-Parent
Provides peer support to families with children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs.

U.R. Our Hope
Provides assistance to families on the journey to find a diagnosis or helps them navigate the healthcare system with a rare diagnosis.


Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues
Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, Nancy Peske

Physical Activities for Improving Children's Learning and Behavior: A Guide to Sensory Motor Development
Billye Ann Cheatum and Allison A. Hammond

Why Motor Skills Matter: Improve Your Child's Physical Development to Enhance Learning and Self-Esteem
Tara Losquadro Liddle, M.P.T. with Laura Yorke

Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR

The Out-of-Sync Child and The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun
Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.

Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Yor Child's Diet
Cheri Fraker, CCC-SLP; Mark Fishbein, MD; Sibyl Cox, RD, LD, CLC; Laura Walbert CCC-SLP, CLC

Baby Bites
Bridget Swinney, M.A. R.D.


American Academy of Pediatrics

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Physical Therapy Association

American Speech and Language Association

Autism Speaks

Developmental Delay Resources

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Sensory friendly movies

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

Services for Central Texas Families and Professionals

The Spiral Foundation at OTA Watertown

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy

Zero to Three



Beyond Play



One Step Ahead

Pocket Full of Therapy

Therapy Shoppe