Information listed below is a simple listing of events happening around the area that may be of interest to our community.

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IDD Council Events

Additional events of interest


In the News

UNT Health Science Center Autism & Developmental Disorder Research Seeks Self-advocates and Caregivers to participate in an online survey about autism related services.
June 2018
Texas ABLE Program
A savings program for Texans with Disabilities
Abused and Betrayed (A special series on the hidden epidemic of sexual violence faced by people with IDD)

A National Public Radio Series | January 2018

FDA Grants 'Breakthrough Therapy' Status To Potential Autism Drug

Disability Scoop | January 30, 2018

CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise

by Shaun Heasley | November 29, 2017

Tarrant Cares is an online information service for individuals, families, caregivers and agencies. This one resource can provide countless solutions for issues your family may be facing. You can also create personal health records, join blogs, and see events in the area on the Community Calendar.

Medicaid Waiver Programs / Interest Lists

Waivers let states use Medicaid funds for long-term home and community-based services for people with disabilities or special health-care needs and the elderly.  There are seven waiver programs in Texas.  Because some of these programs have lengthy waits, some even 10+ years, you should call immediately to be placed on the "interest list"!  You do not have to qualify to be added to the interest list. Our partners at MHMR have provided a handy call list with numbers and more information on each waiver service.  Download your copy.

March 02, 2020

Create for a Cause is a social gathering for families, caregivers and self-advocates of all ages to network and paint a festive holiday treasure!  Complimentary childcare will be provided.

First Methodist Mansfield

777 Walnut Creek Drive, Mansfield, TX 76063

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Registration Required.  Sign up today.

March 05, 2020

March IDD Council Monthly Meeting

The IDD Council invites you to network with other families and agencies that provide services to individuals with IDD. 

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Easter Seals North Texas

1424 Hemphill Street

Fort Worth, TX 76104-4703

Presentation Topic:

"Stop, Regulate and Listen 🎶"


How do you manage disruptive emotions or impulses?  Join us to discuss self-regulation, calming techniques to utilize during stressful moments, control one's behavior, emotions and thoughts, and how to help calm a person with IDD. 

Presented by: Lacey Eaton, Woven Welness, LLP, and FitAbility

March 28, 2020

Making Connections North Tarrant: Disability Resources for All Ages

Saturday, March 28 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Northwest ISD Administration Building 2001 Texan Drive, Justin, TX 76247

Four breakouts sessions to choose from and exhibitors providing valuable information for families and caregivers of individuals with disabilities.

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