The mission of Special Reach is to provide dynamic enrichment programs for children with special needs and respite for their families.
To this end, we provide summer enrichment programs and other programs during the school year where children with special needs can have a fun and safe experience.
Special Reach is comprised of very qualified professionals and highly motivated volunteers, both working cohesively with the common goal of enriching the lives of the children with special needs through the unique experience of our programs.
Our adult volunteers are an essential part of our organization. We have a great staff, but Special Reach won't be where it is today without the help of volunteers to carry out our mission.
We are always looking for additional help and support to assist our organization in different areas, such as:
- Office work
- Raise funds
- Spread the word about Special Reach
Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for volunteer opportunities ahead of time. Upon completing and reviewing the adult volunteer form and subsequent training, an adult volunteer may assist children during program hours. All adults working with children will work under the supervision of trained, state-certified professionals, and all adults who volunteer with children must pass a background check. Click below to complete an application or sign up for a volunteer opportunity.
Our teen volunteers are an essential part of our organization. Teen volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Teens younger than 15 years old must volunteer with a parent/caregiver who has passed our background check (if volunteering with our participants). Teen volunteers are required to sign up for volunteer opportunities ahead of time. Upon completing and reviewing the teen volunteer application and subsequent training, a teen volunteer may assist children during program hours. All teens will work under the supervision of trained, state-certified professionals. Special Reach offers volunteer credit hours to teen volunteers.
Please click below to complete an application. A completed teacher recommendation form is required for teen volunteers.
Your time and talent make a significant impact in the lives of our kids - thank you.
Our Party Nights are a unique twist on Parents' Night Out that provide children with an opportunity to develop their social skills.
It is exclusively for children with special needs ages 6 to 18 years old and their non-disabled siblings (ages 5 and older). This event is held on Friday nights from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM during the school year (August to May). Parents and caregivers get a well-deserved break, while the children have a PARTY!! These parties are themed and children enjoy a variety of games, collaborative video games, creative crafts, a small snack and drink, friendly interactions with others, and a time to DROP EVERYTHING AND DANCE!
Your Donation Will Empower and Enrich Lives.
Your gift makes a significant difference in the lives of the children and families at Special Reach.
Thank you for supporting our mission of serving families of children with special needs.
Click here to donate through PayPal or for mail-in donation information.
Your gift is tax deductible to extent allowed by law.
Our San Antonio Adventure and summer enrichment programs are exclusively for children with developmental delays ages 6-18 and their non-disabled siblings (ages five and older).
This program is designed to provide children with a memorable school holiday experience. Children transition through interactive activities presented by special guests such as athletes, musicians, community heroes, etc. Snacks and lunch are provided in this program.
To register for SAAP and the latest information, click here.
Join Special Reach to celebrate a Summer to remember!
Indoor and Outdoor Activities and so much more!
For children with developmental delays ages 6 to 18 years old and their siblings ages five years and older.
Click here for all program registration forms and information.
Click here for program dates and venues.