May 22nd - June 2nd, “WIPA NTC Supplemental Training: Introduction to Social Security Disability Benefits, Work Incentives, and Employment Support Programs Web Course”. A basic introduction to the Social Security disability benefit programs (SSI and SSDI) and their associated work incentives. This two-week course consists of six (6) one-hour lessons. The course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who want a better understanding of Social Security disability benefits and the basics related to how work affects these benefits. Registration opens April 21st. Register here.
June 9 - 11 Texas School for Deaf/ERCOD Family Retreat https://texasdeafed.org/events/family-weekend-retreat
June 13 - 14 Statewide Assistive Technology Conference, Houston http://www.texasatconference.net/
June 16 - 17 Texas Parent to Parent Conference, San Marcos http://www.txp2p.org/training/conference.html
June 27 - 19 Statewide Positive Behavior Supports Conference, Houston, http://www.txbehaviorsupport.org/
July 23 - 28 Camp Champions at Camp for All, Burton, Texas (through the ARC of Greater Houston – call for more information 713-957-1600 or [email protected])
FREE Training for ALL Families with a child with autism! Come participate in a project directed by Dr. Leslie Neely at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The distance training curriculum utilizes online modules and videoconferencing to prepare parents in a topic of importance for their families (e.g., teaching academic skills, teaching communication skills, teaching social skills, managing challenging behaviors, and adolescents and adults with autism). The 5-week training consists of approximately 30-minutes of independent work and 1 hour of consultation with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral Level per week. Please note that the project requires the families to fit the following qualifications in order to take part: Currently living in Texas but can be located anywhere in Texas, have access to technology to video recording interaction between self and child (e.g. video camera, cell phone, tablet), have access to secure internet connection for training modules and uploading videos (e.g. DropBox, Eliademy), and video conferencing technology (e.g. FaceTime, Skype) for face-to-face with BCBA-D trainer. There is no cost to take part. To view details online, see: https://sites.google.com/view/texasautismtraining/home. Register here.
The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University would like to invite families to participate in a grant project entitled "Autism Grant Program (AGP): Parent-directed Treatment," sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This project provides face-to-face and/or online training at no cost to parents and caregivers of children up to age 22 with core features of autism spectrum disorder. Parents and caregivers will learn how to improve their child's communication skills. For more information: http://cdd.tamu.edu/parent-directed-treatment-project
Counseling, Career and disability Services (CCDS)
(281)290-3260 or email: [email protected]
College Living Experience is a post-secondary program that provides intensive assistance with academic, independent living and social skills to college students with special needs as they transition to become independent responsible adults.
Email: admissions | at | experiencecle.com
The New Transition Guide can be found on the “Transition in Texas” website: www.transitionintexas.org (find the blue book icon in the header – click and you’ll see the 55 page guide in English and Spanish.)
Marbridge is a private alternative to group homes for mentally challenged adults. Our Austin, TX ranch has enriching programs for mentally challenged residents.
1752 FM 1489, Brookshire, TX 77423. Main # (281)375- 2100. To arrange a tour, call (281)375-2274.
The Brookwood Community provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging, and demands dignity and respect for adults with disabilities.
12777 Jones Road, Suite 103, Houston, TX 77070 (281)469- 8058.
A God-centered educational, residential, and entrepreneurial community for adults with disabilities.
is no longer available in print but can be found at http://tcdd.texas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014-higher-ed-en_web.pdf.
website is being developed at www.transitionta.org and they welcome your feedback.
It includes the “Self-Directed IEP to Teach Student Participation in the IEP Meeting” at SDIEP Practice Description – to use, go to the blue box and click to get lessons/script for teaching students to self-advocate at their annual IEP meeting.
Can be found at http://www.pacer.org/transition/. Lots of information for parents on education and employment after high school can be found here.
Has published three new fact sheets with information from their recent report, Getting to Work: Promoting Employment of People with Mental Illness. Getting to Work discusses the reasons why states should expand supported employment services to increase employment opportunities for people with mental illness. These fact sheets highlight three key reasons to increase the availability of supported employment that are discussed in more detail in the report.