Are you a Mom of a Child with Special Needs?
If you live in Plano, you probably already know that Plano is the 9th largest city in Texas with a population of over 300,000! That means that there are countless resources in Plano for a variety of different needs.
However, when it comes to special needs resources, the number of resources in Plano are harder to find.
That’s why we created a list of the top 10 special needs resources in Plano, Texas:
My Possibilities is a unique non-profit organization that serves adults with disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, and more. They exist to provide people with cognitive disabilities the chance to continue their education and teach vocational skills, socialization opportunities, trade skills, and independent living skills. They are also the first full-day, full-year educational program of its kind in Collin County.
Special Strong provides adapted fitness personal training for special needs with autism and other disabilities across North Texas and has locations in Plano Texas. They also offer an online special needs certification course for parents, professionals, and trainers.
Plano Parks and Recreation Adapted Recreation programs offer year-round activities such as; fitness, crafts and fine arts, education, outings and a variety of other programs that meet the needs of children/teens and adults with disabilities.
Prestonwood calls their ministry “Special Friends” which they define as a Christ-centered environment with a person-centered emphasis that enables families to focus on the entire family’s spiritual growth. They offer bible fellowship and activities during the Saturday Night Worship Service and both Sunday Worship Services. Additionally, they have respite nights for parents and kids.
Chase Oaks ministry, Friend2Friend, offers an inclusion ministry, where the child is connected with a Friend2Friend Pal in a typical classroom or a self-contained classroom designed for children with special needs. Their Legacy campus meets on Fridays at 7:00 p.m and Sundays at 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. On Sundays at 9:30 a.m, they meet at their Sloan Creek Campus.
On Sundays at 10:30 am, Legacy Church has a buddy system program where they match your child with a loving teen or adult who will provide attention and care to your child within the classroom environment.
Jack Carter Park is a community park with an inclusive playground designed to allow children ages 2-12 of all abilities to play together and engage a range of movement, climbing, tactile, visual and auditory play equipment. Things to do include: hike and bike trails, inclusive playground, practice fields, and a sand volleyball court.
Check out the local 6 Awesome Accessible Playgrounds in Collin County
The Starcatchers program is designed specifically for children and adults with special needs. In this program, students are given opportunities to shine through drama, music, dance, and visual art. These opportunities range from large theatre productions to intimate art classes and further the development of social, communication, motor, and cognitive skills.
Weeks Law Firm is one of the most well known and respected law firms in Texas. While they offer many legal services such as estate and trust planning, their services are tailored to special needs families.
Reach provides services for people with disabilities so that they are able to lead self-directed lives and to educate the general public about disability-related topics in order to promote a barrier-free community.
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This is a guest post by Daniel Stein, Owner of Special Strong. Special Strong provides nutrition and adapted fitness for special needs children, adolescents, and adults with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities. Through their online training platform, they also provide special needs fitness certification courses for educators, professionals, and parents who want to learn how to adapt fitness to serve the special needs population