Brighton works with a variety of agencies in and around Bexar County to ensure our families have every support they need. The agencies listed below provide assistance to families that have children with a disability and may be able to help you or a loved one in their quest for information and/or additional support services.

Assistance for Families

Attorneys and advocates help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society. Their attorneys and advocates can help in the following ways: Provide direct legal assistance to people with disabilities whose rights are threatened or violated, protect the rights of individuals and groups of people with disabilities through the courts and justice system, educate and inform policy makers about issues that impact the rights and services for people with disabilities, inform people with disabilities and family members about their rights, make referrals to programs and services.
New and existing adaptive technologies continue to broaden opportunities for people with disabilities to drive both comfortably and safely. Some of these adaptive technologies can includew accessible vehicles themselves or can be as simple as swivel seats for more convenient access. Others, such as hand controls, may be necessary for a driver to safely operate a vehicle. Whatever your requirements, chances are good that adaptive equipment is available to support your special driving needs and allow you to maintain the freedom offered by the open road.
Children that are facing mental and behavioral issues whether at home, school, or the community have resources available to them thorugh intervention and treatment programs. Parents and children alike may not know how to overcome these challenges, however the resources below will work with your family to identify the cause and ensure your child receives the treatment that they deserve.
The following programs offer recreational programming for children who have developmental, intellectual, medical, behavioral, or physical disabilities. These camps offer fun and safe enrichment activities for children with special needs and vary by organization.
Child care services are available for both full-time and part-time care for qualifying families while providing child care subsidies. Respite Care of San Antonio provides services to children who have a developmental disability and/or complex medical condition. For more information please follow the links below.
If you are in a qualifying low-income household, you may be able to reduce your bill with Life Line AT&T. San Antonio Independent Living Services provides assistance to personas who are deaf, hard of hearing and blind. They also provide information, assistance and training for adaptive telecommunication devices.
Developmental professionals along with licenced therapy providers provide a holistic and family-centered approach on development when dealing with children residing in San Antonio. Early Intervention is designed to help babies and toddlers meet their developmental milestones while parents and guardians work alongside qualified professionals.
Providing various educational and developmental programs to both children and adults to help them live their best life, regardless of a delay or disability. Each program is distinct in what they offer and have different eligibility requirements.
Humanitarian aid organizations looking to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies - without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
If your child needs a diagnosis of Autism or needs a diagnosis verified, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio offers a multidisciplinary autism evaluation which is a four to eight-hour, full evaluation. This consists of evaluations by neurodevelopmental pediatrics, neuropsychology, audiology, social work, speech/language pathology, and occupational therapy. The Autism Community Network also provides autism diagnostic services to underserved children and families, including those who are economically challenged or who limited English proficiency. The following doctors specialize in Developmental Pediatrics, while the Autism Treatment Center provides resources and therapy to those on the spectrum.
Crisis intervention, family strengthening, and parenting classes are all resources that are provided to eliminate family stress. Parenting education can help prevent child abuse by strengthening families and assessing problems early on.
The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the quality of life for residents of San Antonio by providing programs focusing on housing, economic solution, reinvestment, rehabilitation, and more. The NHSD department can help if you or a loved one need home repair & remediation assistance, if eligible.
If you have a child with special needs, you probably have some unique concerns about the future. One, of course, is who will care for your child if you become unable to do so. Another is the cost of that care and who will pay for it. The following programs are here to help you plan for the future including wills, trustees, and insurance plans.
Bexar County provides a simple, respectful, and dignified service for families with no funding for a funeral/burial service, with eligibility requirements.
Providing emergency shelter and transitional housing opportunities to residents in San Antonio. See program for specific eligibility requirements.
Medicaid and CHIP resources to help cover medical and health care expenses for your family. A broad list of providers is given along with health resources to care for your needs.
Providing education, information, support and supplies to breastfeeding women and mothers. Promoting a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Public defenders that represent low-income clients who are in need of legal services specializing in various practice areas.
Whether you or a loved one are going through emotional or mental health issues there are resources and support that are here to help. The following programs offer a selection of treatment programs to deal with a variety of mental and behavioral health issues.
Parenting classes are comprehensive and designed to enhance the child-rearing skills of parents in order to foster the healthy development of their child. Parents are supported in meeting their educational and personal growth goals.
Providing care, education and various services to pregnant women regardless of insurance.
The following programs give children and adults with intellectual or physical disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families and teammates. These programs hope to enrich the lives of those with special needs and discover new possibilities!
Respite care is planned or emergency temporary care provided to caregivers. Respite programs provide planned short-term and time-limited breaks for families and other unpaid caregivers of children with a delay or disability.
Services are provided to those who are experiencing substance abuse issues or know someone who is and needs help. The following resources provides guidance on treatments, financial help, counseling, recovery centers, and more.
A network of resources looking to help you or your family through whatever difficulties you may be experiencing. Please see each link below for specific guidance and assistance.
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“Brighton offers families hope, caring, understanding, education and every bit of it is 100% from their hearts. Our daughter has benefited from ALL of the services that Brighton has to offer. They have become like another family to us and they will always be a part of our lives.“

MARY RUDY, Lulu's Mom