We offer a wide variety of services that help individuals of all abilities, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). All of our services are designed to help children and young adults learn how to problem-solve, make social adjustments to new and different people, learn responsibility, and gain new skills to increase self-esteem.
Easter Seals Greater Houston has partnered with the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to provide youth driven transition services with the goal of higher eudcation and employment for youth ages 16-26 with autism and mental health conditions. Services will include transition evaluation and planning, social skills training, family and community resources and goals which reflect the youth's realizable aspirations in areas of education or work, peer supports, job placement, job coaching and supported employment. Learn more.
Assistive Technology is an item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assisitive Technology can be anything from low tech communication boards, to high tech communication devices iPads, or switches. Easter Seals Greater Houston's AT&T Assistive Technology Lab includes a variety of touch-based mobile devices and works in conjunction with the Texas Project access and Easter Seals' BridgingApps Program, which provides a gap between technology and its users with a focus on disabilities. Through the use of technology and our AT Lab, it is our goal to get individuals with disabilities connected to technology to improve their lives. Come try out computers with modified devices and specialized software at our AT&T Assistive Technology lab.The lab is open to the public Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Please schedule an appointment to use the lab in advance. Learn more.
Easter Seals' BridgingApps program is a community of parents, therapists, teachers and doctors who share information on how to use mobile device technology like the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Android® devices to help people with disabilities learn, grow and develop. The online community offers an app review system focused on skills – not age, diagnosis, or developmental level – created to assist users in choosing apps to help people with disabilities improve cognitive learning, social and emotional development and communication skills. If you are looking to improve a skill or creatively compensate for a deficit that may be preventing a person with a disability or delay from maximizing their fullest potential, BridgingApps is the place for you. Learn more.
Easter Seals Greater Houston's Children's Therapy Program provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services for children three to eighteen years of age in Harris and Fort Bend County. Each of our dedicated therapists has experience and specialized training to work with children to enhance their development. They feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to promote the growth and development of the child's skills so that they may work, play and participate in their daily lives. We accept Medicaid and CHIP plans and insurance. To refer a client, please contact our program referral assistant at 713.838.9050 ext.381 or fax us at 713.838.9012. Learn more.
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services help young children with disabilities achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development. Services may include occupational therapy to help an infant learn to hold their bottle, physical therapy to help them learn to roll over, or speech therapy to help them learn to eat.Easter Seals ECI Infant Development program is parent-driven and focuses on enhancing the development of children ages birth to 36 months with developmental delays or disabilities. It is our goal to give families the tools they need to make a significant impact on the development of their children. Learn more.
FDO is a Saturday day-camp for children and young teens ages 6-14 with all types of disabilities. Each session is staffed by a nurse and a center director. The participants benefit from arts and crafts, games, and playground activities and receive one-on-one assistance from volunteers. Siblings ages 6-10 can also attend, allowing parents a total day of rest.
RSVPs and questions can be directed to Christine by email or feel free to reach her at 713.838.9050 ext. 332
High School/High Tech is a community-based partnership of parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals and business representatives working together to encourage students with disabilities to explore the fields of science, engineering and technology. Only 56% of students with disabilities graduate from high school. High School/High Tech was developed to address this situation. Most individuals with disabilities have not had the encouragement, role models, access and stimulation to pursue challenging technical careers or courses of study. Through High School/High Tech, students with disabilities are presented a mix of learning experiences that promote career exploration and broaden educational horizons. High School/High Tech also offers a mentoring program called RAMP - Ready to Achieve Mentor Program. Learn more.
Parents Night Out (PNO)
PNO is a Friday night out-of-home Respite program currently held in two locations around the Houston area. Children, teens, and young adults with disabilities are welcome. Depending on age and activity level, one of the two locations can be recommended for appropriate care. Please contact Kelly Kaleta if you have any questions. Learn more.
Bellaire: 6:30-10:30pm for clients ages 6-24 and siblings ages 6-12
Katy: 6:00-9:00pm for clients ages 12-21 and siblings ages 12-16
The Caroline School
The Caroline School is a school for children with disabilities. This unique school was created for parents of children with disabilities who prefer a smaller, more inclusive learning environment for their children. The Caroline School provides unique educational services to meet the physical, social and cognitive needs of individuals ages 0-21 with multiple disabilities, including those who have additional medical needs. With an average class size of eight students and a staff to student ratio of 1:4, teachers are able to meet every student at their particular level. The student’s abilities, rather than disabilities, dictate the pace and path that we follow step by step. Learn more.
ToyTech is a unique resource and lending library for children with all types of disabilities ages birth to thirteen years and their siblings and parents. ToyTech is equipped with trained individuals who can evaluate a child's need and teach parents how to use specialized and adapted toys effectively to help their children develop. The purpose of ToyTech is to make accessible toys that have been specifically selected or adapted to meet the unique needs of children with any type of developmental delay or disability so they can benefit from the enrichment of play. ToyTech also offers the following play therapy groups: yoga, dance, music and pet therapy. To check out the ToyTech lending library or attend a play therapy group, please schedule an appointment in advance. Learn more.
Case Management includes education and information, guided referrals, family support, and advocacy to help connect you to services available for you. Learn more.