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Join us for art projects facilitated by Gabriela Gamez, Board Certified Art Therapist.
Join us for TamboRhythms Virtual Drum Circle courtesy of Jorge Ochoa, an occupational therapist dedicated to promoting FUNctional living through rhythmic expression regardless of age or previous musical experience.
Be ready to have some serious fun! You just need a drum and drumstick or something to make noise with such as a pot, pan, shaker, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer.
Serves ages 8-21
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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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.
ICF-IDD, 10-bed group home provides 24-hour residential services for individuals who do not live independently or with his or her natural family.
Includes meals, medication management, transportation, living skills, leisure/recreational activities and support.
Deaf Young Life is taking place in San Antonio, Texas to reach deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers. DYL provides an opportunity for these teens to experience the Gospel and interact with others who share the same story of hearing loss.
The HandsOn Program of Mission Road provides quality residential care and day activities for persons with multiple disabilities.
The services are designed for individualized training that facilitates the acquisition and/or enhancement of skills in communication, personal care, daily living skills and recreation.
Services are provided in the least restrictive environment while promoting the safety, care and welfare of all participants.
- Children and adults
- Must have have a diagnosis of legal blindness, a hearing impairment that affects their speech, and a disabling condition that affects their independent functioning
- Must meet the criteria of Medicaid Eligibility
- The program serves 24 persons who meet the criteria
Mission Road Ministries annually offers the S.O.A.R. Program to our resident children, as well as to children Our from the community with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD).
What makes S.O.A.R. so special:
- Our longtime, professional and well trained staff will care for your child during this program.
- Children are separated into small groups that are age and level of care based.
- S.O.A.R. is open to the 45 children who live on our campus and 20 community children each summer.
Children ages 3 to 17 years with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.
Children from the community may enroll in S.O.A.R. for the entire summer or may select specific weeks during which the care is required and most helpful to family schedules. For these children, S.O.A.R. is a private, fee-for-service program billed weekly and scaled to the child's individual level of need and the family's ability to pay.
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). 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!
Our San Antonio Adventure Program and summer enrichment program are exclusively for children with developmental delays ages 6-18 years old and their non-disabled siblings (ages 5 and older).
This program is designed to provide children with a memorable school holiday experience. Children transition through a series of interactive activities presented by special guests such as athletes, musicians, community heroes, etc. Snacks and lunch are provided at this program.
To register for SAAP and the latest information, click here.
Come 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 5 years and older.
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Grace Notes Community Choir is an intergenerational choir for people living with dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders, and their care partners. No experience is necessary – you are welcome to join us at any time.
We are a supportive community drawn together by a love of singing, and of the connection that music brings to our lives. Our choir is led by Amy Standridge, MM, MT-BC, a Board Certified Music Therapist with a choral degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Grace Notes Community Choir meets in-person (at The Meadows at Morningside) and online (via Zoom) on Fridays from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM.
To join the Grace Notes Community Choir email Donna Joyner, our Grace Place Operations Manager.
RMI's Life Enrichment Day Program provides life skills training and social activities that help adults with developmental disabilities live and work successfully in the community.
The Life Enrichment curriculum includes training on personal care and hygiene, communication skills, academic skills, and job preparation.
Parties, group projects, and community outings provide opportunities for social, educational, and cultural experiences.
This program is for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD). It takes place in the Episcopal Church of Reconciliation.
Functional Fitness for Independence Tailored to Individuals with Disabilities.
Let's get fit with Coach Dan, a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Coach.
- 5-10 min warmup
- 20-30 min exercise including various body weight exercises and movements to increase heart rate for a stronger cardiovascular system as well as building functional muscles needed to perform day to day tasks. Agility, HIIT, plyometrics, balance, and strength will all be a part of the program.
- 5-10 min core work, cool down, stretching, and nutritional talks to incorporate healthy choices into our daily routines.
$5 participation fee per session.
Adults Believing, Learning & Expressing.
The A.B.L.E. training program is designed to help adults with Down syndrome develop the ability to make their own personal decisions based on their individual talents and interests.
Club Night activities include bingo, dance fitness, movie nights, comedy nights, karaoke, arts and crafts, and more!
Zoom/Virtual: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM with everyone
In-Person: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
We will be doing Zoom with everyone from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM including our regular Zoom activities with the exception of Arts & Crafts which will only be in-person. If someone is in person at the DSA and does not want to participate in Zoom, there will be alternative activities.
From 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, the in-person participants will be doing an activity/project.
We will be doing temperature checks at the door and wearing masks. A lot of our participants have been socializing outside of the DSASTX and will be allowed to sit (masked) at the same table with others UNLESS parents indicate otherwise.
At this time, please only sign up for in-person participants if you/your child/your sibling will be able to follow our Covid protocols. It is our sincere hope that these restrictions will only be in place for a short time as we err on the side of caution for the safety of all of our members.
An opportunity for children with Down syndrome ages 6 -12 and their similar-aged siblings to join us for fun, games, and friendship!
Children ages 0-6 with Down syndrome and age-appropriate siblings are welcome to join us for limited IN-PERSON capacity at the DSASTX Maggie Hartman Community and Education Center and virtually via Facebook Live from the DSASTX Facebook Page!
Click here for registration.
Due to Covid-19 health concerns, we require that all participants 2+ wear a mask and observe social distancing. Covid-19 protocols will be followed for all in-person activities. We will start with an 8 family maximum and social distancing will be clearly marked.
Join us as we stimulate the senses and encourage creativity in a fun environment where children create a variety of crafts to take home and cherish or share with others.
Typically held on a Saturday morning for 2-3 hours, we offer Art For All twice a year for children ages 4-18 with special needs and their siblings.
Children who move independently or who use assistive devices are welcome to attend, however, unlike our regular 6-8 week programs, we do not provide 1:1 volunteers, rather parents are encouraged to help their child participate in the different art stations.
Learn more about scholarships here.
The fee to attend is $15.
For children of all abilities! Dancers learn two or three dances and perform in a recital at the end of the season.
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Drumming Around is offered in one-day sessions throughout the year. Children have fun playing different rhythm instruments, including drums, tambourines, and maracas. All participants are encouraged to join in and enjoy the fun!
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Children explore music and movement through a variety of instruments, rhythms and sounds. The class performs in a music recital at the end of the season.
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Ages: 18 months - 18.
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This program combines music, theatre and dance for a unique experience. Children show off in a final performance at the end of the season.
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