A Total Communications Environment for Children with Special Needs Ages Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Focus on the Future Training Center is a highly regarded Pre-K to Grade 12 Plano, Texas, based Private School for children with autism and other mental disabilities.

Focus On The Future Training Center
3405 Custer Rd. Suite 100
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 599-1400
Fax (972) 599-1414


Life Steps Pediatric Center

They take medicare, Medicaid, along with private insurance. Collin County location, McKinney, TX.

Address: 1500 S Central ExpySuite 100McKinney, TX 75070
ContactPhone: 214-385-4066Fax: 214-233-0329

About LifeStepsWe’re Taking Pediatric Care a Step in the Right Direction At LifeSteps, we’re taking the necessary steps to bring more joy and life to children with developmental disorders. Our state-of-the-art pediatric centers provide complete assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for children ages 0-21. Our specialized therapists work with disabilities ranging from ADHD to Autism, and offer the most comprehensive care available for patients and their families. We provide the necessary tools and support to all families and organizations concerned about the health and well being of the children in their care.


There's no limit to the number of covered antibiotics you can have filled for free.

United Supermarkets, LLC banner Market Street this week introduced the "Free to Feel Better" program in its Dallas-Fort Worth-area stores. Under the program, the participating stores' pharmacies will fill prescriptions for prenatal vitamins and antibiotics at no charge. Market Street is the only north Texas grocer to offer the program, according to United


Your Texas Benefits office locator, direct link

Can search the nearest office for:

Food stamps
Medicare Savings Plan
Womens Health Program
Long Term Care Services and Supports

High Pointe Clothes Closet / Food Pantry--McKinney

Hours for food: 9 am to 4 pm, Weds, Thurs; Clothes 9am to 11 am, 1st and 3rd Saturday.
Walk In
Geographic Scope: Collin County and surrounding areas

3201 N. Central Expressway, McKinney 75071



Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control

A Love-Based Approach to Helping Children with Severe Behaviors


Excellent Resources & Reading materials


Plano Community Charity

Provides basic needs to people in crisis with furniture and household items, cooking, and financial assistance. To be used one time per year per recipient

Call for an appointment, referrals: 972-578-0399


Speech and Language Services of North Texas, LLC

Speech & Language Services of North Texas, LLC provides comprehensive speech, language, and occupational therapy, assessments and consultations to the pediatric population in the North Dallas / Collin County area.

Contact: Plano and Frisco Clinics: 972 424-0148

My Possibilities

My Possibilities is a non-profit, charity (501(c)(3)), for adults with disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Prader-Willi, Head Injuries, etc.). My Possibilities is the FIRST full day, full year program in Collin County for adults, who have "aged out" of secondary education, where they can build independence and pre-vocational skills in a safe and nurturing environment.

Contact: My Possibilities
1301 Custer Road
Suite 616
Plano, TX 75075
ph: 469-241-9100


Pastoral Counseling--sliding scale fee

Location convenient to Collin County. Offers a sliding scale fee.


Studio Movie Grill --free admission for children with special needs

Location for Collin County: Address:
4721 W. Park Boulevard
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-596-4627
FAX 972-596-4076
General Information:


C-CART Collin County

Great Resource for Special Education

TexasSocial Services--services Collin County

Texas Social Services provides counseling in 14 counties to children and adolescents as well as adults. We accept Medicaid, NorthSTAR/Value Options, CompCare, Amerigroup, and other insurance. For a comprehensive listing of the insurance that we accept, check out our webpage at: Referral Forms can be downloaded from our web page. Should you have questions, please feel free to email us. Check under the Contact Us tab on our web page for the appropriate person to contact. If you are a school, we do provide counselors on-site if you have 8 or more children that need counseling by a therapist.

Tom Buchanan

Executive Director

Community Dental Care includes Collin County

Prescription Assistance--Bridges to Access

The Link:

Eligibility Criteria: Must have an advocate to use this program

What is an Advocate?A patient must have an Advocate in order to enroll in Bridges to Access.
Recognizing the important role that healthcare professionals play in the overall healthcare of patients, Bridges to Access uses “Advocates” to help patients enroll in our program.
For the purpose of Bridges to Access, an Advocate is any non-family member who:
has a relationship in the delivery of healthcare services to the patient, and
agrees to help the patient enroll and manage ongoing participation in Bridges to Access
Usually this is a physician, physician assistant, pharmacist, pharmacist technician, nurse, social worker or someone who works in the healthcare office or facility where the patient is being treated. What are the roles and responsibilities of an Advocate?An Advocate is responsible for the following: helping patients obtain, complete, and sign the one-page enrollment form;
contacting Bridges to Access by phone to enroll patients; sending in documentation after telephone enrollment is complete; ordering product refills for patients if patients require assistance; helping patients re-enroll after a year, if needed; informing GSK of any prescription, address or income changes, and helping patients with other Bridges to Access issues.

To become an Advocate, simply call 1-866-PATIENT or click Register as An Advocate. Advocates will be issued a personal six-digit identification number for program usage.

Patients must meet all of the following guidelines to qualify for Bridges to Access:
Be a United States resident
Have no prescription drug benefits through any insurer/payer/program*
Have gross monthly household income at or below: 48 Contiguous States and District of Columbia
Size of Family Unit
Monthly Gross Income 1.) $2,256.25 2.) $3,035.42 3.) $3,814.58 4.) $ 4,593.75

Please call 1-888-825-5249 for more information.


Enabling Devices--Assistive Technology

PDF application for Aged and Disabled Form H1200-EZ

Application for Assistance- Aged and Disabled Form H1200-EZ. Assists with Medicare drug coverage, Social Security Administration 1-800-772-1213

National Institute of Mental Health free publications

This link allows one to print the form and order in bulk for your organization.

Food Pantries for Collin County

This is an excellent collection by St. Jude Catholic Church. They have a listing of local food pantries. The local contacts include:

Food Pantries
Community Food Pantry (McKinney)

Plano Food Pantry

Allen Community Outreach

Princeton (Church of Christ)

Wylie Community Christian Care Center

Frisco’s Project for the Future

Salvation Army, McKinney

OLA (Organization for Latin Americans)

Allen Ministerial Alliance

972.727.1177, ext.2215

Furniture for Clients

There is not currently a web link for "Sharing Our Stuff" SOS
Will pick up furniture for donations & they have furniture to give. Have to call to see what is available. Must have a reference from agency/casemanager/ to be a recipient.

Larry and Judy Stinson


e-mail :

Lite Up Program

The Public Utility Commission of Texas offers discounts to telephone and electric bill. IMPORTANT: The information on the electric bill (Name, Address, etc..) MUST match the information of the participant in the qualified program or the self-enrolled application. Income as follows. Some electric comapanies do not participate (those in a co-op). Those in Celina and Farmersville have electric comapnies that do not participate. However, the phone bill may be discounted.

Total Household Annual Income
1 $13,538
2 $18,213
3 $22,888
4 $27,563
5 $32,238
6 $36,913
7 $41,588
8 $46,263

The Arc of Dallas

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Angel Food Ministry $65.00 worth of food for $30.00

Angel Food Ministries is able to provide families with approximately $65 worth of quality nutritious food for $30. Angel Food Ministries does not use out-of-date food or inferior products.

ALLEN First United Methodist Church of Allen 972-727-8261

Life Fellowship 972-727-7292 or 972-747-0414

FARMERS BRANCH Valley View Baptist Church 972-247-4374

FRISCO Frisco Newstart Church of the Nazarene 469-358-6777

GARLAND Livingway Church
Big Springs Baptist Church 972-495-4575
New Hope Fellowship 972-240-9000
Northlake Baptist Church Garland 972-487-1293
Restoration Worship Centre 972-822-6896

Button Memorial United Methodist Church 972-292-1465
CrossRidge Church 972-292-1953

LUCAS Faith Fellowship 972-442-2121 x301

MCKINNEY McKinney Fellowship Church 972-547-7041

NEVADA Canvas Bible Fellowship 214-577-8410

PLANO Grace Outreach Center 972-985-1112 x106
Hunter's Glen Baptist Church 972-867-1610
Four Corners Church 972-867-3000 x1259

PRINCETON Grace Community Church, International 972-734-2776

RICHARDSON Central Christian Church 972-231-7060

Canyon Creek Baptist Church 972-231-4753 x333

ROWLETT Sacred Heart Catholic Church 972-475-4405 x10

SACHSE Northplace Church 972-495-1116

THE COLONY Horizons Church 972-689-9936

WYLIE Wylie United Methodist Church 972-442-5835
First Baptist Church 972-442-2261

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Life Path Systems

Hopes Door

Assistance Center of Collin County

Allen Community Outreach

State Wide Search Texas 211

Collin County Indigent Program pays for short term medical care

CHIP application format in PDF

SNAP Food Benefits (Food Stamp) Benefit Estimator

Application for Food Stamp & TANF

The entire application may be completed. However, for food stamps the FIRST page can be completed and faxed or mailed in. Shortly after it is received, the client will get a telephone interview. The application also includes other benefits such as TANF and Medicaid.

English Application

Spanish Application

Your Texas Benefits

Directory of Community Resources