Education & Employment

Education

girl-raising-hand-pic-for-webAre you looking for a smaller, more inclusive learning environment for your child with a disability? The Caroline School at Easter Seals might be just the place for you.

 

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. With a staff to student ratio of 1:4, this school is truly different. Children are out of their wheelchairs, learning to move toward desired goals, finding outlets for their creativity, and maximizing self-help skills. Staff follows an individualized manipulative based curriculum. Total communication is utilized by staff so each child is exposed to oral speech, sign language, and a PEC (picture exchange) system enabling them to communicate in a manner that suits his or her ability. Learn 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®, 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.

 

Employment

Easter Seals Greater Houston provides an individualized approach to assisting person with disabilities and other needs to make informed choices and attain their employment aspirations. Easter Seals' approach includes an array of services and supports that ultimately lead to employment. This approach is designed to identify goals, objectives, and planning needs, and providing the supports a person needs to acheive and maintain employment. Easter Seals can help you determine what might work for you in reaching your employment goals.

High School/High Tech

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.

 

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

Financial Coaching

Easter Seals Greater Houston offers Financial Empowerment and Homebuyer Club Workshops through THRIVE Connection. We are extremely proud to be a United Way THRIVE agency! THRIVE is about helping families create financial stability and a better future by increasing income, building savings and acquiring assets. Easter Seals' THRIVE Connection helps families connect by creating a plan for financial health. We want families to THRIVE! Learn more.

 

Housing Initiative

Homeownership is just as desirable for people with disabilities as it is for anyone else in America, yet it is estimated that less than one percent of Americans with disabilities are homeowners versus 66 percent of those without disabilities. Currently through the Home of Your Own Program, Easter Seals is closing on 10-20 homes per year for individuals with disabilities who are low income and first time homebuyers. Learn more.

 

Bank ON Montgomery County

Bank On Montgomery County is a new initiative supported by Montgomery County United Way and community partners to connect people with banking services and financial education with ESGH in the lead. With the generous support of banks and non-profit partners, BANK ON Montgomery County (BOMC) help individuals reach financial goals through low-cost checking accounts, small dollar loans, secured credit cards, affordable mortgage loans and personalized financial counseling.

 

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 handicap. 

 

 

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