Children's Services

Children's Services

three boys sepia-croppedEaster Seals Greater Houston proudly offers comprehensive services to help children ages birth to 21 years old living with a disability. It is our mission to help create a world where each child with a disability is given the support neccessary to participate fully in life and to have dreams and hopes, successes and achievements.

 

Make the First Five Count®

Easter Seals created Make the First Five Count program to raise awareness for kids at risk for developmental delays, autism and other disabilities. On MaketheFirstFiveCount.org, you can find resources like the Ages and Stages Questionnaires, a free, online screening tool for parents to track their child's developmental milestones.

 

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Infant Development

ECI Infant Development services help young children with disabilities and/or developmental delays 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 speak and 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.

 

Children's Therapy

Easter Seals Greater Houston's Children's Therapy Program provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services for children 0-21 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.

ToyTech & Play Therapy

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, teen night, pet therapy, and so much more. To check out the ToyTech lending library or attend a play therapy group, please schedule an appointment in advance. You can find our schedule of Play Groups hereLearn more.

 

BridgingApps

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® 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.

 

Assistive Technology Lab

The lab includes a variety of touch-based mobile devices and works in conjunction with Easter Seals' existing assistive technology lab (a project of the Texas Project Access) and Easter Seals BridgingApps Project, which provides a bridge between technology and its users with a focus on disabilities. Technology can help individuals with disabilities get connected. 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. To use the Lab, please schedule an appointment in advance. Learn more

The Caroline School

The Caroline School is a private 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.

 

Transition Services

Easter Seals Greater Houston provides transition services for youth ages 16-26 with autism and mental health conditions. Services 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

 

Camps & Recreation

Easter Seals Greater Houston offers day and overnight camps for children ages 6 to 18 with disabilities. Learn more.

 

Case Management

Case Management includes education and information, guided referrals, family support, and advocacy to help connect you to services available for you. Learn more.

 

 

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 

 

 

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