Easter Seals Greater Houston
Founded in 1946, Easter Seals Greater Houston serves individuals with ALL types of disabilities, as well as their families. Through a staff of over 90+ professionals, we serve more than 5,700 families annually in Houston and surrounding counties.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT? The U.S. Census in 2000 reported one in five Americans is living with a long-term condition or other disability which means that the demand for our services continues to grow. Easter Seals’ mission is to provide exceptional services to people with disabilities and their families so they can live, work, learn and play in our communities.
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• ECI/Infant Program provides comprehensive Early Childhood Intervention Services for children 0 to age thirty-six months including physical, occupational, speech and vision therapy as well as case management services, community resource referral services, and counseling.
• Toy/Tech and Play Therapy offers a lending library of specially adapted toys and Assistive Technology Lab, BridgingApps (formerly SNApps4Kids), Gymboree, yoga, pet therapy play groups, counseling, and other educational experiences to help the development and integration of children with disabilities into their families, school and the community.
• Children’s Therapy Services are physical, occupational and speech therapy for children over the age of three including, intensive therapy for potentially life-changing results.
• Camps, Counseling and Case Management includes day and sleepover camp options which provide recreation and socialization for the child as well as respite for the caregiver. Support groups and case management provide community connection, referral to resources and emotional support for people with disabilities, their caregivers and siblings.
• Social Motion Skills offers skills classes for children and adolescents with social integration difficulties (autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, language and learning differences) including peer support groups, drivers ed, and social outings.
• The Caroline School an option for parents of children with significant disabilities who are seeking availability of a private alternative to existing public school special education programs. The focus will be on meeting the physical, cognitive and social needs of the child including available physical, occupational and speech therapy on site.
• Respite Services provides relief options to parents who provide ongoing care of their family member who has a disability, through vouchers for in-home respite care, Family Day Out, and Respitality to reduce stress, abuse, family break down and institutionalization of individuals with disabilities.
• High School/High Tech is a community-based partnership of parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals and business representatives working together to encourage high school students with disabilities to explore the fields of science, engineering and technology.
• Housing Initiative / Home of Your Own (HOYO) assists low-income adults with disabilities or a family with a child with a disability realize the dream of owning their first home as well as assistance with rental properties.
• Adult Services offers recreational opportunities to adults with disabilities. This program offers many of its clients’ their only opportunity for socializing and provides respite for the adult participant’s caregivers.