Listed below there is a short list containing some of the resources available for assistance in the Austin, TX area. For more resource options be sure to check out our Brain Injury Resource and Information Guide.
Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities: 512-974-3256
A volunteer advisory committee to the Austin City Council and City Manager, regarding any issues or concerns affecting persons with disabilities. It was established to enable persons with disabilities to participate in the full social and economic life of the city, achieve independence, become gainfully employed, and access all public and private facilities.
Brain Injury Resources (Specialized)
Brain Injury Facilities / Post Acute Care / Central Texas:
Mary Lee Foundation Rehabilitation Center: 512/443-1360
1328 Lamar Square Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Mentis Neuro Health: 512-894-0901
400 Old Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
ResCare Premier: 512-396-1200
(Also, parent company of RehabWithoutWalls in Austin)
220 W. Hutchison, San Marcos, Texas 78666
Brain Injury Support Group: 832-725-1350 (Elizabeth Morris) or 210-386-4250 (Jessica Fausak)
Coordinated by the Brain Injury Association Austin. Held the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Mary Lee Foundation Community Center located at 1327 Lamar Square Drive. Survivors, family members, friends, and professionals are welcome. The meeting splits into groups for survivors and groups for family/friends/professionals.
Come early from 6 – 6:45 pm and enjoy the monthly Music Jam Session. Light refreshments provided.
Brain Injury Family Information and Training: 512-443-5777 (Curtis Voelkel)
Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Mary Lee Foundation Community Center located at 1327 Lamar Square Drive. Survivors, family members, friends and professionals are welcome. Sessions are conducted by a guest speaker specializing in the topic of discussion or a contemporary film relating to the field of brain injury is shown. Light refreshments provided.
Small Victories Foundation: 512-799-5609 (Derrick Wright)
Connecting the survivor with their creative voice. Located at 7421 Burnet Road in Austin.
YOGA: Love Your Brain: 512-380-9800
A free 6-week yoga and meditation program for brain injury survivors and their caregivers. Classes begin in January, April, July & October and are limited to 13 students. Located at Yoga Yoga, 2167 W Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78757.
General Disability Resources
AGE – Austin Group for the Elderly: 512-451-4611
A nonprofit agency that empowers caregivers and their families through education and support. The mission is accomplished through their programs below. Address: 3710 Cedar Street, Box 2, Austin TX 78705. Program offers an Adult Day Care, a Computer Learning Center , an equipment lending program and caregiver Resource Center.
Austin Resource Center for Independent Living (ARCIL): 512-832-6349
Provides assistance to adults and children with disabilities to achieve independent living goals. Provides information and referrals for housing, education, attendant services, and assistance in completing Social Security forms and appeal process if denied.
Austin Somatics: 512-348-6014 email: Anagha@AustinSomatcs.com
Somatic movement therapy retrains the nervous system to improve coordinated movement, balance and pain reduction.
Austin Trouble Shooter: 512-786-3561
Program provides an array of competent and affordable case management services. Call Jim Parr for information.
Caregiving: A Family Guide
Obtain this 237 page paperback book by writing to: Gray Panthers of Austin, 3719 Cedar Street, Box 15, Austin TX 78705-1449 (a small donation to defray publication is not mandated, but graciously accepted)
Center for Music Therapy: 512-472-5016
Center is dedicated to making music therapy and other sensory-based interventions more accessible to consumers by providing traditional and non-traditional therapies, treatment services, programs, and classes in Austin.
McBeth Recreational Center and Stroke Aphasia Club: 512-974-9011
Classes and recreation are provided for people with disabilities throughout the year. Stroke Aphasia meetings are held every Thursday from 10:30 am – 12 noon at the McBeth Recreation Center in Zilker Park.
SafePlace-Disability Services: 512-267-7233
ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) provides education to people with disabilities to increase awareness about sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence and abuse by personal care providers, personal safety planning, healthy relationships, and sexuality. Presentations and training are also available to professionals and families.
Counseling Services are available for individuals with disabilities who have experienced sexual or domestic violence or abuse by a partner, spouse, family member, or personal care provider. Counseling is designed to promote healing, reduce the risk of future abuse, and information and resources for exploring safety options.
Website provides a list of pertinent and helpful information regarding each City Department in Austin.
TWS (thru the Texas Workforce Commission) has programs that help people with disabilities secure employment.
State Office: 800-628-5115
Austin Regional Office: 512-451-9579
East Austin: 512-383-7000
North Austin: 512-483-0900
South Austin: 512-383-7040
Round Rock: 512-310- 3070
San Marcos: 512-396-7930