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Founded in 1946, Easter Seals Greater Houston serves individuals with ALL types of disabilities, as well as their families.  Through a staff of over 180+ professionals, we serve more than 10,000 families annually through direct services in Houston and surrounding counties and reach over 23,000 monthly through our program websites.

 

SERVICES OFFERED:

 

  • Adult Services offers recreational opportunities to older adults/seniors and younger adults with disabilities through bi-weekly meetings, bowling, field trips, education, self advocacy, skills training and touch based technology training. This program offers many of its clients their only opportunity for socializing and provides respite for the adult participant’s caregivers.  Recreation Therapy allows clients to practice independence and social skills in group or individual settings.

  • Camps and Case Management includes Camp Buckaroo (day camp), Camp Smiles (overnight camp) and Camp MOST for teens (overnight camp) as well as Family Day Out (Houston, Fort Bend and Woodlands) which provide recreation and socialization for the child as well as respite for the caregiver.  Case management provides community connection, referral to resources and emotional support for people with disabilities, their caregivers and siblings. Other connections include limited emergency assistance, CLASS Case Management & Official Food Bank Pantry.

  • Children’s Therapy Services are physical, occupational and speech therapy for children birth to eighteen including intensive therapy for potentially life-changing results as well as AAC/AT assessments and evaluations. Bellaire and Fort Bend Clinics.

  • ECI/Infant Program provides comprehensive Early Childhood Intervention Services for children 0 to age thirty-six months including physical, occupational, speech and vision therapy as well as case management services, community resource referral services in Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Liberty Counties.

  • High School/High Tech is a community-based partnership of parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals and business representatives working together to encourage high school students with disabilities to explore the fields of science, engineering and technology.  1 of 5 nationally to offer Ready to Achieve Mentoring (RAMP) Program with mentoring, job skills, transition and internships for at-risk teens with disabilities. Includes campus meetings, company tours and internships.

  • Housing Initiative / Home of Your Own (HOYO) assists low-income adults with disabilities or a family with a child with a disability realize the dream of owning their first home through financial literacy, home buyers education, down payment assistance. HOYO is a proud partner of THRIVE which works to break the cycle of poverty through collaboration. Harris, Fort Bend, Liberty and Montgomery counties.  Also, a lead partner in Bank ON Montgomery County, a new initiative to connect people with banking services and financial education.

  • Respite Services provides relief options to parents who provide ongoing care of their family member who has a disability, through vouchers for in-home respite care, Lifespan, Parent Night Out and Respitality to reduce stress, prevent divorce, abuse, and institutionalization of individuals with disabilities.

  • The Caroline School is an option for parents of children with significant disabilities who are seeking availability of a private alternative to existing public school special education programs.  The focus is on meeting the physical, cognitive and social needs of the child including available physical, occupational, speech therapy, touch based technology and music/dance therapy on site.

  • Toy/Tech and Play Therapy offers a lending library of specially adapted toys and AT&T Assistive Technology Lab, BridgingApps, Karate, dance, art, Gymboree, yoga, pet therapy, play groups, counseling, and other educational experiences to help the development and integration of children with disabilities into their families, school and the community.  BridgingApps is a volunteer community of parents, therapists, doctors and teachers that shares information on how we are using the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices with people with disabilities available locally, in the Rio Grande Valley, Fort Worth and Austin or through the website.

  • Transition Services offering a full range of services for youth with autism and co-occurring mental illness; vocational training through DARS for people with all disabilities.

  • Veteran Services is a program offering service and companion dogs for veterans with disabilities; case management and referral to other needed services for active service, veterans and their families.

 

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT?

The U.S. Census in 2010 reported one in five Americans is living with a long-term condition or other disability which means that the demand for our services continues to grow. The CDC reports that one in six children has a developmental delay and we are here to meet the needs of a large and growing population.  Easter Seals’ mission is to provide exceptional services to people with disabilities and their families so they can live, work, learn and play in our communities.

 

 

Easter Seals Greater Houston

4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340, Bellaire, Texas 77401

Phone: (713) 838-9050 / Fax: (713) 838-9098

www.eastersealshouston.org / info@eastersealshouston.org

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