Here at VIVA Pediatrics we understand the worries and difficulties that families of children with disabilities have to go through.  In an effort to help our families, we constantly strive to provide them with relevant and helpful resources and information. For current events and opportunities, also visit us on Facebook

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Resource Title Contact Number Website Link
211 Texas 2-1-1 211
American Nurses Association (800) 274-4262
Disability Rights Texas (800) 252-9108
Help for Texans (check local listing)
National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NACH) (202) 547-7424
National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) (800) 976-7789
National Respite Locator Service (800) 773-5433
Poison Control (800) 222-1222
Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice (TAHCH) (512) 338-9293

Disorders & Diseases

Resource Title Contact Number Website Link
Autoimmune Disease Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Autoimmune (888) 466-8635
American Chronic Pain Association (800) 533-3231
American Cleft Palate Association (800) 242-5338
American Diabetes Association (800) 342-2383
American Foundation of Urologic Disease (866) 746-4282
American Pain Foundation (888) 615-7246
Arthritis Foundation (800) 568-4045
Autoimmune Disease in Women (800) 598-4668
Autoimmune Diseases Fact Sheet (800) 994-9662
Autoimmune Disorders
Birth Injury Guide (877) 415-6603
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (800) 344-4863
Dandy Walker Alliance (877) 326-3992
Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County (817) 390-2970
Find AutoImmune Disease Specialists (855) 962-3621
International Down Syndrome Coalition (901) 413-2047
Muscular Dystrophy Association (800) 344-4863
National Easter Seal Society (800) 221-6827
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (800) 891-5390
National Kidney Foundation (800) 622-9010
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) (800) 999-6673
Osteoarthritis and the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (888) 312-5447
Paralysis Resource Center (800) 539-7309
United Cerebral Palsy Association (800) 872) 5827


Resource Title Contact Number Website Link
A Hand to Hold (855) 424-6428 Ext.3
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453
Connections -Special Needs Kids Directory (888) 596-6366
Family Voices (800) 835-5669
La Leche League (800) 525-3243
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (800) 722-9474
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation (914) 997-4488
Medical Transportation Program (877) 633-8747
Medically Dependent Children’s Program (MDCP) (512) 438-2080
Money Follows the Person /MDCP Interest List (877) 438-5658
Texas Health Steps (877) 847-8377
Texas Parent to Parent (866) 896-6001
Traditional Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (800) 925-9126

Agencies & Institutions

Resource Title Contact Number Website Link
American Association of Kidney Patients (800) 749-2257
American Council of the Blind (800) 424-8666
American Foundation for the Blind (800) 232-5463
American Heart Association (800) 242-8721
American Lung Association (800) 586-4872
American Red Cross (202) 737-8300
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (800) 638-8255
Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC of the United States) (301) 565-3842
Birth Injury Justice Center (855) 215-1724
CDC (Centers for Disease Control) (800) 458-5231
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) (800) 638-6725
National Association for the Deaf (301) 587-1788
National Institute of Health (301) 496-4000
Shriners (813) 281-0330
United Way (check local listing)

Brain & Spine

Resource Title Contact Number Website Link
American Brain Tumor Association (800) 886-2282
Brain Injury Resource Center (206) 621-8558
National Brain Tumor Foundation (800) 934-2873
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (800) 344-4867
National Spinal Cord Injury Association (800) 886-2282
Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA) 800) 621-3141


Resource Title Contact Number Website Link
American Cancer Society (800) 422-6237
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (800) 955-4572
National Cancer Institute (800) 422-6237


Resource Title Contact Number Website Link
Medic Alert Foundation International (888) 633-4298
National Council on Patient Information and Education (301) 656-8565

Special Needs Camps

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Very Special Camps
“Our VIVA nurse has become a part of our family. He takes his time with our daughter, making sure she is happy and smiling and is always attentive to her care. She recently underwent a surgery and our nurse researched her surgery as well as what her aftercare would be! He has been absolutely amazing. We are blessed to have him as part of our family. VIVA Rocks!”
Isabella's mom
“I am truly blessed to have come across VIVA Pediatrics. I just love how the nursing and therapist staff cares for our family. I don’t look at VIVA as a company, but as family. Shea and Emily are amazing therapists. They have our daughter completing tasks doctors said she would never be capable of.”
“From the sorrow of the possibility of losing our youngest child to the joy of being able to come home and care for our child, we have the best nursing team anyone can have.”
Christie and Steve
“Our family is so grateful for the nursing care VIVA provides. The expertise and compassion of the nurses blesses our family in an enormous way.”
Meredith and Jake
“From day one, I’ve been thankful for my job at VIVA Pediatrics. The hiring process was easy and the schedulers have always been a pleasure to work with. I love my schedule and that my time spent working is an investment in not only the life of a child, but the health of a family. VIVA enables higher levels of patient advocacy by having a regular relationship with the patient to gain a healthy, fulfilled life.”
“As a new young mother, I truly appreciate the help and support of our VIVA Pediatrics nurses. It can be very stressful at times, but my nurses are great and love my son. I am able to go to work and know that my son is happy and in good hands.”
“Thank you for providing outstanding service to our family! Knowing that our daughter is well cared for gives us peace of mind.”
Cindy and John
“Even though our daughter faced many challenges when she was born, VIVA was able to help us raise her to be a healthy girl. They just offer so much to the families. Thank you VIVA for doing an awesome job!”
Emilia and Michael
“Maria was always my biggest dream, before she was born, I had to wait 3 long years so that God would send me this little ray of light to my life. When she arrived, my life changed. She filled all of my being. When the doctor gave me the diagnostic, the world crumbled upon me, but I shook my sadness away and filled myself with courage. It was never hard for me to take care of her, but I felt tired. That’s when the doctor referred my daughter to VIVA Pediatrics and they were for my daughter, a hope and a magnificent quality of life. I now have a nurse I consider part of my family. It’s because of my nurses, the magnificent care, respect and quick response that VIVA Pediatrics provides that I wouldn’t trust any other company with the care of my little one.”
“My peers and I have swapped horror stories of first jobs with inadequate training, orientation promises not kept, unsafe nurse to patient ratios, and situations of very little patient care and very much paperwork. Now, I am proud to tell my peers that Viva Pediatrics requires testing and check-offs, provides trach and vent training, ample training and orientation on new cases, and no pressure to take cases that put nurses or patients at risk. Viva is allowing me a great opportunity to transition from teaching children with special needs to nursing children with special needs, and I am extremely grateful! I appreciate the confidence they have shown in me.”