Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

What is NAMI and What Do They Do?

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They are a national organization with state and local chapters. NAMI works to raise awareness about mental illness.  They also offer free education, advocacy and support. They are the largest grassroots mental health group in the country.

They were started by families in 1979 and have become the nation’s leading voice on mental health issues. NAMI depends on volunteers, the heartbeat and pulse of their organization, to achieve their goals. They provide their volunteers with the tools, resources and skills needed to train others on mental health issues.

NAMI’s toll free helpline responds to hundreds of thousands of contacts each year. They provide information and support. They also offer public awareness events, presentations and support groups. NAMI Education Classes include classes for parents, family members, caregivers and others who want to learn more about mental health disorders and how to support their loved ones.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a variety of services for people with mental illness and their families. It is a “one stop shop” that helps the community understand what mental illness is and how it affects those living with it. 

For more information contact NAMI El Paso at 915-778-5726 or email them. Their office is at 6044 Gateway Blvd. East, Suite 401 in El Paso. Don’t forget to check our page on Find Services, Groups and Events for more resources on mental health issues.

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Programs That Provide Long Term Services for Children/Adults with Disabilities

There are several programs in Texas that provide support for children and adults who have disabilities. These include medical and other long term support services for their loved ones with disabilities. This article provides an overview of some of these programs.


All of our children are special and unique, but siblings need accurate information on the disability and what having a sibling with a disability means to them. They also need as much attention as your child with a disability.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.) 

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.) is new to Corpus Christi. Here’s an interview with a mom whose teenage daughter is receiving services from C.A.R.D.