FAQs

Who is NAA-NT?

The National Autism Association of North Texas is a parent-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Founded in 2005, NAA-NT is the local chapter of NAA (National Autism Association). It is parent-run advocacy organization and the leading voice on urgent issues related to severe autism, regressive autism, autism safety, autism abuse, and crisis prevention in our North Texas community. 

How many members does NAA have?

Memberships range from 25,000 email subscribers to 1.6 million online members via Facebook and related social networking groups nationwide.

What is your mission?

We have a mission of helping families, individuals and professionals dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) through providing support, resources,  education and scholarships. All our funds are directed towards providing help to the local community.

How can I be involved with NAA-NT?

Any parent or caregiver of a child with autism can be involved with NAA-NT. In order to benefit from all our support services, you can visit our website and get information. You can also like our Face book page and stay connected with our activities. You can also be involved by volunteering at all our events and support group meetings.

What is your Federal Tax ID number/Employer ID number?

20-0032380 group 5270

What is your corporate contact information?

2232 Cross Bend Rd.Plano, TX   75023
PO Box 261209 Plano, TX 75026

What kind of research do you support?

While we believe genetic predispositions and susceptibilities play a role in the development of autism, the National Autism Association feels that environmental interactions play the larger role; therefore, our organization supports research that studies environmental triggers responsible for creating the tipping point in genetically susceptible children, as well as promising treatment options and issues relating to safety.

Will you promote my product?

NAA-NT typically does not promote or endorse products that are unapproved by the board of directors. For safety-related products, NAA-NT does not promote any vendor in exchange for a commission.

Can I hold a fundraiser for you?

For all fundraising questions, please email nagla_alvin@verizon.net

How do I get a grant for financial aid?

Here is our scholarship application form. Please read the form for eligibility, fill it in and send it to us.

NAA-NT Scholarship Application

Can NAA-NT provide legal council or legal assistance?

Since NAA-NT is a parent-run advocacy organization, we cannot provide legal counsel or services. We are also unable to offer funding for legal assistance.  For special-needs law resources, visit www.texasprojectfirst.org, www.wrightslaw.com or www.disabilityrightstx.org. NAA-NT provides advocate scholarships for eligible families.

Can someone from NAA-NT attend my IEP meeting?

 To find a local advocate in your area, we recommend visiting  www.copaa.org. You can also find a list of parent advocates and attorneys in our NAA-NT parent resource packet.

 What is NAAโ€™s position on vaccinations?

NAA believes that every parent has the right to research and educate themselves about all medical products, including vaccinations. Informed consent is critical and each parent should have the freedom and information necessary to make the best decision for their child. NAA cannot make this decision for any parent, but we are happy to provide sources of information to anyone in need. We recommend visiting http://nvic.org.

How do I donate?

To make a tax-deductible donation, click on our Donations page.  THANK YOU!

How can I learn more about your annual NAA-NT conference?

Our annual NAA-NT conferences are held in the first quarter of every year. Please visit our calendar to find out details of the next conference.