Easter Seals Greater Houston offers the following services to help teens living with disabilities develop and achieve their life goals:
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.
Case Management includes education and information, guided referrals, family support, and advocacy to help connect you to services available for you. 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. Learn more.
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
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.
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. For more information, please email us. 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
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.