Parent Resources Handbook
These services are not sponsored by Tyler ISD
Camps: Camps- Camps for children and adults with disabilities
Cognitive Disabilities: MH-IDD Services - Services for your child with mental health or intellectual disabilities
Disability Organizations Disability Information and Resources- Local & National organizations for specific disabilities
ABLE Act - Tax‐deferred savings for the care of people with disabilities
Energy Assistance - local nonprofit agencies who help with gas, electric &/or water bills
Energy Assistance brochure - a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills.
Equipment - Jacob's Place Facebook page to find or donate gently used equipment at NO cost
Food Pantries - local churches and nonprofits agencies who provide food for low-income households
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - one time financial assistance for grandparents caring for their grandchildren
PATH services - food, housing, basic medical, mentoring, education, case management
Trust Funds- allows individuals with special needs to continue receiving Medicaid & SSI
Guardianship - Power of Attorney - Supported Decision-Making Agreement:
Guardianship Overview - different forms of guardianship are explained with a list of resource
Guardianship - Texas Guardianship Association information with examples of the need for Guardianship
Guardianship for Children with Special Needs - Rachael Griffith - a thorough overview of Guardianship by a local atorney
Lone Star Legal Aid - Provides free or pro bono legal services if you qualify and an attorney is available
Medical Power of Attorney - Allows for caregiver of adult with a disability to make medical decisions
Power of Attorney FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Powers of Attorney
Supported Decision-Making Agreement - to support and accommodate an individual with a disability to make life decisions
Supported Decision-making form - legal document naming the person providing support
Dental Assistance - Dental work done for free, reduced cost, sliding scale, or accept Medicaid/CHIP
Health Insurance Premium Program - a Medicaid program that helps families pay for private health insurance.
Medical Clinic - Tyler Family Circle of Care - a clinic with a sliding scale
Medicaid Buy-in - for families whose income is a little too high to qualify for Medicaid
Medicaid Buy-in application - Application for Medicaid Buy-in
Medication assistance - Agencies that help consumers get medications at a reduced price.
Respite - Support Groups: Respite & Support Groups- Local agencies who provide respite services (breaks) and support groups for caregivers.
Transition: Transition - Agencies who assist in the transition from school to adult living
Medical Transportation - Helps Medicaid & CSHCN clients get to medical appointments and pharmacies.
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles - grant - Provides grants for accessible vans, wheelchair lifts, scooter or truck lifts, or car top carriers.
Go Bus - Bus transportation for rural areas - wheelchair accessible buses
Tyler Transit application - for individuals with disabilities to receive low rate transportation from your door to your destination