Rose Therapy Center

Dr. Rose is a licensed psychologist who serves children, adolescents, young adults and their families.  She has provided neuropsychological testing and psychotherapy in the private practice setting for 10 years.

Transition Resources

Bridge to Career in Human Services Program

The Bridge to Career in Human Service Program is a summer program offered by the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University. This program works in collaborations with the Brazos Valley Center For Independent Living to provide qualifying students with developmental disabilities access to a post-secondary education program along with special educational supports, which will prepare them for employment in the field of health and human services, specifically to become Direct Support Professionals.

STEPS Program

The STEPS is a program that provides a path for students with mild to moderate disabilities to cultivate skills for a successful future. By valuing each student's unique abilities and developing their individual potential, we provide educational enrichment and the skills for meaningful employment

Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities

The Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities concentrates on addressing the complex issues of autism and other developmental conditions through its cooperative research, educational, and service programs

Post Secondary Resources


Aggie ACHIEVE (Academic Courses in Higher Inclusive Education and Vocational Experiences) is a four-year inclusive post-secondary opportunity for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who have exited high school. Aggie ACHIEVE provides an inclusive and immersive college education and equips students for employment in the community. Aggie ACHIEVE aligns coursework, internship opportunities, and extracurricular activities with each student’s academic interests and employment goals. Students reside in Texas A&M residence halls and have access to all campus-related activities.

Adaptive Sports

Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports are now available through Parks & Recreation. For those looking to join a team or enjoy a fun time exercising, visit one of many sports to come.To discuss sponsorship opportunities for our adaptive sports program call 254.953.5657.

C.A.S.T. for Kids

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Not all locations are conducive to hosting boating events. This event gives participants the opportunity to fish from shore.

Dancers with Possibilities

Dancers With Possibilities is a class for dancers with special needs

Buddy Sports

Buddy Sports & other various classes

Down Syndrome Association

Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas programs

Art classes for special needs in Belton, TX


Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat

Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children Environmental Education Program (EEP) currently serves 15+ school districts in the central Texas area. This program is designed to work alongside the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Individualized Education Plans (IEP) curriculum required for students in the state of Texas. Our EEP staff, work directly with teachers and campus staff to customize each visit to maximize the student’s education experience at the retreat.

Students may participate in our many activities such as the 2.5 miles of nature trails, science, language arts, mathematics and social studies activities designed around our unique location and surrounding natural habitats, swimming, historic log cabin, dinosaur tracks, movie theater, drama & music area, arts and crafts, fishing, animal experiences, and ropes/challenge course.

Texas Elks Camp

Texas Elks Camp provides special needs and foster children an opportunity to try new things, meet new friends and make memories that will last a lifetime. Campers are encouraged to make their own decisions, become more independent and accept new challenges. 

Any child with special needs or in foster care age 7 to 15, who is a resident of the state of Texas is eligible for admission to the Texas Elks Camp. No child is denied acceptance on the basis of his or her income level, ethnic origin, race, creed, color or religion. There is no fee. Campers are accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Parent Resources

Texas Parent to Parent

Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs. TxP2P empowers families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education

Children's Special Needs Network

Children’s Special Needs Network (CSNN) is a non-profit organization based in Belton, Texas that assists families and professionals in providing services for children in Central Texas who are diagnosed with physical or psychological special needs.

At Variety, we believe that every child with special needs deserves to reach their potential regardless of their social or physical limitations. By providing funding for therapy, wheelchairs, walkers, specially designed adaptive bicycles, vehicle modification for wheelchair accessibility, prosthetic limbs, life experiences like throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game, or even going to the movies for the first time, we aim to strengthen not only a child’s physical abilities, but their confidence as well.

Heart of Texas Autism Network