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Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is the leading scientifically supported approach to assessing and treating feeding problems in children with autism and other developmental disorders.
Feeding therapy works by learning what motivates your child and using positive reinforcement to help your child manage sensory sensitivities, learn to enjoy eating new foods, and strengthen skills they may be struggling with such as chewing or using utensils.
ABA therapy is highly collaborative and compassionate, embraces neurodiversity, and promotes self-determination and independence.
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Click here to request ABA Therapy or a FREE online assessment and consultation.
In San Antonio, where Trendline ABA is headquartered, we provide ABA feeding therapy in the comfort of your home.
In the greater San Antonio area and neighboring cities, we provide a hybrid model of in-home ABA feeding therapy and telehealth.
Throughout Texas, we provide high-quality telehealth ABA feeding therapy.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
*Out-of-network and single-case agreements are also options.
You are a Caregiver if you provide routine assistance to a loved one who is 60 years of age or older and frail, disabled, or has a chronic illness, regardless of your own age or relationship to the person you assist.
Alamo Caregiver Empowerment provides services for family caregivers in Bexar County and some of the surrounding counties such as:
- Education and training
- Connecting caregivers with resources
- Finding community supports
To access our services, contact the Alamo Service Connection (ASC) at the number below.
We serve unpaid, primary caregivers who care for:
- a loved 60 years of age or older
- a loved one of any age with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias
Family Weekend Retreats are designed to adapt all recreational activities for campers with mild to severe medical conditions or disabilities while including the entire family.
Family Weekend Retreats are held at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas, on a beautiful 55-acre property along the Guadalupe River.
Throughout the weekend campers and their families participate together in traditional camping activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, music, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking.
During these inclusive weekends, which begin Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon, families enjoy private, climate-controlled cabins. All meals are provided, and CAMP can accommodate many special diets. Campers must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian to provide direct support during the event.
Family Weekend Retreats are open to new and returning camper families, with priority given to those who have never attended a retreat and/or those who were unable to attend one during the previous year.
Due to the generosity of Methodist Healthcare Ministry of South Texas, Inc., which has underwritten all program expenses, there is no fee to attend.
A deposit will be required to secure your family's spot (refunded in full following retreat attendance).
Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is an enrichment activity program for children with medical conditions or disabilities (aged 3-15 years) and their siblings (aged 3-14 years).
PNO events consist of engaging games, crafts, and activities thoughtfully planned around a central theme. CAMP provides a snack and drink for all participants during the event and requests that Campers bring a sack dinner from home to enjoy with their peers.
The Parent's Night Out program is completely underwritten by CAMP. Because of this, there is no fee to attend.
Counselors and healthcare volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers a chance to recharge.
Activities (weather permitting) include canoeing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, nature, and more.
Respite Weekend Camps are held monthly throughout the school year (September – May), giving campers with medical conditions or disabilities, aged 5 to 55 years, an opportunity to enjoy an overnight camping experience.
Counselors and healthcare volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers time to recharge knowing that their camper is in a fun and safe environment.
CAMP’s cabins are large, climate-controlled, and wheelchair accessible.
Activities (weather permitting) include canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, nature, and more.
Respite Weekend Camps are $300 per Camper.
Respite units may be used to cover the cost of attendance.
For families paying out of pocket, CAMP has a Tier Pricing Program available.
Summer Camp is a series of 6-day/5-night sessions for children and adults, aged 5 to 55 years, with mild to severe medical conditions or disabilities (including medical, physical, intellectual, and developmental). Siblings aged 5-13 years without a medical condition or disability may attend as well.
Summer Camp sessions are held at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas, on a beautiful 55-acre property along the Guadalupe River.
CAMP modifies traditional summer camp activities to meet the unique needs of each camper. Campers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, music, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking.
While at Summer Camp, campers are assigned to a Tribe based on gender and age. Here they are partnered with a trained counselor who provides a caring and supportive environment for the camper while fostering the social development of campers and their connections with peers.
CAMP’s cabins are large, climate-controlled, and wheelchair-accessible. Meals can be modified to accommodate most special dietary needs. Each camper’s medical needs and medication administration are overseen by healthcare professionals.
Click here to learn about CAMP programs' COVID-19 policies and procedures.
CAMP believes income should never be a barrier to attending programs and we are here to help. The full fee to attend a summer camp session is $1,700. You may choose to pay the full fee, use respite units to attend, utilize the Scholarship Tier, or request additional financial assistance. Click here to learn more.
Teen and Adult Day Adventure (TADA) is a supervised social program in the San Antonio community for teens and adults with medical conditions or disabilities, aged 13-40 years.
TADA events may include lunch, movies, sporting events, and concerts.
CAMP seeks a variety of fun venues that fit the unique needs of our campers.
Teen and Adult Day Adventure events fees range from $10-$25 per camper. When possible, this event is underwritten by sponsors and is offered free to participants. Depending on the activity, families may be responsible for a small portion of the cost.
We are delighted that you are exploring volunteer opportunities with CAMP!
Throughout the year, CAMP is successful because of the volunteer service of so many individuals and groups.
Click here to explore various ways to invest your time and talents.
AccessAbility Fest is a gateway to information, resources, and opportunities for individuals working to overcome barriers caused by physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental health challenges.
AccessAbility Fest is for individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges, and it connects over 4,500 individuals to resources each year, creating opportunities for disability service organizations to collaborate, make referrals, and provide more comprehensive services.
This program is held in high traffic venues to raise awareness about the value, successes, and potential of people with disabilities among the general public.
The festival is FREE and OPEN for the public to attend.
ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.
ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.
Project SEARCH is a one year internship for students with intellectual and other disabilities. The goal of Project SEARCH is for all participants to obtain competitive employment upon completion of their internship year. Students must complete all high school course requirements prior to beginning their internship year.
Interns remain enrolled at their home campus and follow the SAISD school calendar during their internship. All instruction is provided at our host business, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. Interns will have the opportunity to interview for and complete rotations in a variety of departments within the hospital.
Recruitment for the following year’s internship cycle begins in the Fall Semester with Skills Assessments and Candidate Interviews taking place in the Spring.
For more information, please contact your high school’s Transition Specialist.
Click here for more information on the Project Search Transition to Work Program.
VIAtrans is a transportation service option for customers who cannot utilize regular bus service because of a disability. It is a shared-ride, curb-to-curb service that offers independence through mobility and expands access to opportunity via transit.
VIAtrans trips are available for any purpose and can be scheduled at least one day in advance, using VIA’s online or call-in scheduling system.
VIAtrans uses vans that operate in the same areas and times as VIA bus service. Van operators help passengers on and off vehicles but do not provide medical assistance or emergency service.
Individuals may apply to determine eligibility for VIAtrans.
- Eligibility is based on an individual’s functional ability to use regular city bus service, in keeping with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) criteria.
- As part of the VIAtrans eligibility determination process, applicants may be asked to participate in a physical functional assessment performed by a skilled and trained professional therapist.
If you're an attorney who can provide pro bono services, our clients need your help. You can join the many private lawyers who are helping TRLA provide free legal services to low-income veterans, victims of consumer fraud, asylum seekers, and many others who otherwise would have no access to representation.
Since TRLA attorneys serve 68 Texas counties and work in at least 45 different practice areas, you can choose how you want to help. Through our Volunteer Form, you can indicate your area of expertise.
VOLUNTEER FOR DISASTER LEGAL SERVICES
TRLA has helped Hurricane Harvey survivors get nearly $450,000 in FEMA aid that was unfairly denied to them. But there are thousands more survivors who need our help to get the federal aid they deserve. Most recently, our Disaster Legal Aid Team has also been deployed to the Rio Grande Valley, where residents are struggling to recover from devastating June flooding. If you can help us represent Texas' many disaster survivors, please fill out our general Volunteer Form.
HELP STAFF FREE LEGAL CLINICS
Throughout our 68-county service area, TRLA operates free legal clinics to help people with divorces, wills, veterans' benefits and many other civil legal problems, If you'd like to help staff a free legal clinic, review our list to find one near you.
TRLA regularly hosts undergraduate and law students in offices across our service area for a semester, internship, externship, a mini-mester, a co-op, or the summer. Visit our Clerkships page for more information.
This program offers legal guardianship services, including less restrictive alternatives, for those who lack mental capacity due to illness or disability, and who are at risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
With the goal of protecting the most vulnerable in our society by ensuring their safety in the community, the Guardianship Services creates one-third of all guardianships established in Bexar County.
Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer.
Serves ages 8-21
Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills.
This program assists with acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life.
The Center’s Long Term Care staff works with employers throughout the city to find appropriate jobs for people with IDD.
Once a participant has landed the job, Supported Employment provides job coaching through job site skills training. We help people learn how to perform their jobs.
Once a participant has learned the job, the Supported Employment staff provides ongoing support to ensure that he/she is satisfied with the job, performing well, and realizing productive independence.
- Job application assistance
- Interviewing skills
- Job search skills
- Resume development
Adult Day Care provides meals, medical care, medication supervision, transportation, social and leisure activities and personal care services.
Parents Night Out is offered on Friday evenings from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. This program provides care for children with special needs and their siblings. Parents use this time to rest, pursue their own interests, or have a date night to reconnect with their significant other. This vital respite helps strengthen families and relationships.
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As a teen, transitioning from home to living on your own is tough enough. It's especially hard if you have a disability. I assist young adults with learning the skills that they need to successfully live on their own, hold a job and integrate into the community.
All services are delivered at the client's location.
Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.
Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confidence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.
We provide free services to children, youth, families, and professionals:
- Summer, holiday, and after-school programming
- Assistive technology, braille and tactile graphics lending libary
- Family and professional support and training
- Services for familes who choose home school or private school options
- Teen and young adult programs
All services are based on the Expanded Core Curriculum - vital skills for blind and visually impaired children and youth.
Our services are FREE of charge!
We serve children with vision disabilities from birth to 22 years of age, their families, and professionals who serve them.
For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected].
- Peer tutoring
- Specialized subjects
- 1:1 help sessions
- Social Skills
- Vocational Skills
Services are offered at Baptist Temple Church and Learning Center. Home-based services are also available.
Care Warriors is proud to announce that we are contracted AACOG and the Yes Waiver Program to work with IDD, Autism and Mental Health.
Learning to do things differently.
Vision loss and blindness changes how you approach the world, but it does not mean that you can't keep doing the things you enjoy. With the right tools and training you can be more independent than you thought possible.
We provide 5 free services:
- Independent Living Skills Training with Adaptive Aids
- Orientation and Mobility Training
- Counseling Sessions
- Low Vision Clinic, Eye Evaluation and Occupational Therapy Services
- Diabetes Self-Management Education
Wherever you are on the low vision spectrum, we have the resources and expertise to help you.
Services are FREE of charge!
To qualify, you must be 23 years or older and have low vision.
For more information, call 210-531-1547.
Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.
Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confindence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.
The Transition to Work program provides individualized vocational and job skills training. Students enroll through local school districts partnerships and parent referrals.
Students engage in a learning environment which encourages them to achieve their individual maximum potential. Students receive hands on learning through simulation of various career situations and job tasks.
- Students must be 16-22 years of age.
- Experience a vision or other disability.
- Be self-sufficient for toileting and eating.
- Travel independently.
- Demonstrate appropriate behavior.
For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected].
At the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we provide vocational rehabilitation services that are tailored to meet the needs and interest of each individual. Are highly skilled staff specialize in working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those who are uniquely abled. We provide a wide range of services from basic life skills to advanced technical training to help prepare our customers for independence and success in today's employment market.
Technology Evaluation and Training: We provide evaluations and training on the latest assistive technology avialable, and specialize in training the vision impaired on mainstream software such as Microsoft and Apple, as well as assistive software. In addition, we work with community organizations and businesses to provide training for staff.
Employment Services and Job Placement: We are proud to offer employment services to assist individuals with preparing for, locating, and maintaining suitable employment. We offer assistance and training in job search, resume writing, job application completion, interviewing skills, and vocational adjustment training (VAT).
School of Business: Our School of Business offers 7 hours that are designed to assist students in refining their marketability into today's workforce. We currently offer seminars in over 15 different areas to include: Introduction to Windows 10, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, and Zoom.
For more information, contact Employment Services at 210-531-1432 or [email protected].
The Emma Freeman College Scholarship Fund was established through the San Antonio Lighthouse in 1970 to afford students who are blind/legally blind the opportunity to obtain a college education.
Scholarships are awarded annually in the spring and applicable to one year or two semesters. Previous recipients must reapply each year in order to be considered for a scholarship.
To be considered, a completed application must be submitted by April 1.
Find and complete application here.
Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training teaches safe and effective travel skills and techniques to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. O&M training aids in fall prevention and independent/safe travel.
A Certified Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist teaches safe and effective travel skills and techniques to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. O&M training teaches independent travel skills and aids in safety/fall prevention.
Skills taught by an O&M Specialist include:
- Using the senses to help you determine where you are and where you want to go
- Using a white cane and other devices to walk safely, efficiently, and independently
- Using optical devices and tactile maps to navigate the environment
- Finding destinations using directions, landmarks, and compass directions
- Techniques for crossing streets (analyzing & identifying intersections & traffic patterns)
- Problem-solving skills to determine what to do when lost or disoriented
- Using public transportation and transit systems
- Learning routes of travel in and around your community
- Home modifications to provide a safer environment
- Teaching sighted guide techniques to family members, caregivers, and professionals
O&M Training Increases:
- Safety (less falls)
For services or more informations please contact the O&M Program at (210) 533-5195 ext. 2801 or email [email protected].
Shire House offers and manages Shared Housing Programs for adults 18 and over within the HFA (formerly known as Aspergers) and Neurodiverse community.
Here's how it works:
- Shire House holds the lease on the particular property.
- There is an Agreement between the housemate and parents or just the housemate; Shire House manages the agreements.
- The housemate understands they are committing to participate in a Shared Housing program.
- The fees for each home are tailored by the cost of the rent, utilities, and amenities such as food.
- The housemate must be employed or have other financial resources to pay for or purchase expenses outlined in the parent agreement or the Shire House Shared Housing Agreement.
- The housemate understands they are committing to participate in a Shared Housing program.
- The housemate will be asked to exit the program if they are not adhering to the Shared Housing agreement.
- Shire House provides guidance and support when a client transitions out of Shire House to their particular independent living setting.
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Friday Socials are an opportunity for young adults within the Asperger, HFA, and Neurodiverse community to have a place to socialize, make friends, and become part of a community of their peers.
Pizza and sodas are served during the social.
The house is spacious enough for several activities to go on simultaneously: video games, board games, or just hanging out, chatting, or mingling.
To have an idea of how many pizzas to order, RSVPs are important.
Parents may not participate in the social.
We do not charge for this social opportunity, but donations are appreciated.
The abilitySTRONG Parade is a celebration of the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of the human diversity in which people living with a disability can take pride. On the first Saturday of October, children and adults with disabilities, their support networks, and the community that supports them will take to the streets in the heart of downtown San Antonio, to be a part of a vision to change the way we think about and define disability.
The abilitySTRONG Parade brings the local community together to focus on diversity and inclusion and celebrate the strengths, abilities, and beauty of the children and adults living with a disability in San Antonio.
Click here in September for the parade route.
disABILITYsa Creative Services offers marketing design, layout and printing services for nonprofit organizations serving children and adults living with a disability in the San Antonio community. By doing so, we are able to help fulfill the mission of disABILITYsa to strengthen the nonprofit organizations that serve individuals living with a disability in San Antonio by moving funding out of their marketing budgets and back into programming and direct services.