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Resources for Parents

These are NOT services or products through Literacy United. This is only a quick look at various resources you may find beneficial to your family. 

See these websites directly for more information.

Books Beginning at Birth 

Books Beginning at Birth is a statewide program that provides young children and their families access to books and resources to support the development of early literacy skills and foster a love of reading. All families can access an open library of hundreds of high-quality digital children’s books accompanied by videos and at-home literacy activities.
Once enrolled, children may receive FREE print books delivered to their home twice a year until they turn age 5.

Click here to view the Books Beginning at Birth website.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Each month, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a high quality, age appropriate book to all registered children, addressed to them, at no cost to the child’s family. Countless parents have shared how excited their child is when their new book arrives each month. Many groups and individuals work hard behind the scenes to make that special moment possible for each child.

Click here to view Dolly Parton's Imagination Library website.

Funding Sources

These are NOT grants or services through Literacy United. This is only a quick look at grant sources you may qualify for that we know have helped other Literacy United clients in the past.

See these websites directly for more information.

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)

A $1,500 one-time online grant for eligible parents/caregivers of eligible students served by special education that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.

The SSES application is closed for the 2023-2024 school year. The application will re-open next school year on February 3, 2025.

Click here to view the website for SSES funds. 

Texas Elks Lodge

Has a special grant program available to children that are Texas residents up to age 18 (Up to 21 for those still in school.) Its purpose is to assist children with special needs not fully supported by insurance, government agencies, or other grant programs (like Literacy United.)

Click here to view the Texas Elks Lodge website

International Dyslexia Association

Offers financial need-based scholarships for students with dyslexia to be used towards Educational/Academic Therapy and these scholarships are awarded twice a year. 

Applications are accepted year round with twice yearly due dates of April 30 and October 31.

Click here to view the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) scholarship website.

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