Special Needs

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Many of the websites listed under Special Needs are actually Early Learning websites due to the hands-on and tactile emphasis so helpful to this population. Link to the Early Learning page for more ideas. Another hint: try Pinterest for a quick display of theme related and age appropriate materials.

This website page has been created for homeschoolers as an easy way to locate items for subject based inquiries of interest to home educators. The first link(s) of each category will send you to the Weatherford Public Library catalog and pull up a list of items related to that particular subject area. The remaining links are website pages of free and low-cost resources online to assist in your child’s education.

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  1. Local Therapy Centers
  2. Dyslexia & Reading Help
  3. Curriculum
  4. Local Fun for Special Needs

Local Therapy Centers

Behavioral Innovations
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) help children and adults with autism and other developmental and behavioral disorders. If you are looking for additional services beyond center-based, such as adult services or remote location options, call and ask. Insurance is accepted. See the website for the center nearest you and be sure to check out the calendar of events.

As a leading provider of ABA therapy services, BlueSprig is dedicated to providing the highest quality and most compassionate services to children on the autism spectrum. Your child’s unique needs are kept in mind while developing the best individual treatment plan. BlueSprig has a clinic location in the Weatherford area. In-home and telehealth options are currently available for new clients.

Child Study Center
This non-profit organization in Fort Worth provides children with developmental and behavioral disabilities diagnosis, treatment, and education. Tuition is required for the Jane Justin school or apply for financial aid.

FEAT-NT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment - North Texas)
As a local resource for parents and professionals, this center in Richland Hills has a library of materials and schedules support group meetings, workshops, mentoring, family fun days and more for the autism community.

Stars and Strides Stables
Therapeutic equestrian training can provide physical therapy, emotional growth and learning for individuals with special needs.

Wildflower Music Therapy
A music therapist uses evidence-based methods in sessions that support treatment goals and objectives for the individual’s needs. Traditional and adaptive music lessons are also available for all age levels and abilities.

  1. Behavior & Communication Help
  2. Games & Apps
  3. Text to Speech
  4. Software for Special Needs

Behavior and Communication Help

American Sign Language University
This online sign language curriculum offers free lessons and self-study materials. For documentation, there is a tuition cost and required assignments, but access to the information is still free. Sign language is often helpful for communication with special needs individuals, regardless of the diagnosis.

I Can for Autism Method
Take this free evaluation quiz to assess your child’s communication level. This website also sells a communication app for autism.

This freeware is a tool for creating visual schedules for use by teachers and parents. Fast search options and automatic sizing make it even more user-friendly.

Practical Autism Resources
As a website that provides resources to individuals who work with children with autism, browse through more than a 100 free printables. The links and tips offer great helps as well.

Social Express
These webisodes teach skills for emotional and social learning. Interactive research-based lessons are animated and includes online and offline curriculum activities. Choose the home option when purchasing.

Trainland Tripod PECS (Beyond Autism)
All kinds of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) ideas and links can be found at this free resource page, like downloadable Boardmaker files, picture resources and sign language options. On the Communications page, explore additional assistive technology resources.


 The Weatherford Public Library is providing this resource to assist local homeschoolers. A great amount of the information is useful for all educators and parents. It is not an endorsement of any product or business mentioned or a promotion of homeschooling as a preference over other choices in education.