Caregiver Break: Easter Seals

Easter Seals puts on a Parent’s Night Out (PNO) every Friday. PNO is a Friday night out-of-home respite program for children, teens, and young adults with disabilities are welcome. 

Bellaire location: For clients ages 6-24 and siblings ages 6-10.

For more information and an application: 
Kelly Kaleta: KKaleta@eastersealshouston.org or call 713-838-9050 ext. 307

Caregiver Break: Easter Seals

Easter Seals puts on a Parent’s Night Out (PNO) every Friday. PNO is a Friday night out-of-home respite program for children, teens, and young adults with disabilities are welcome. 

Bellaire location: For clients ages 6-24 and siblings ages 6-10.

For more information and an application: 
Kelly Kaleta: KKaleta@eastersealshouston.org or call 713-838-9050 ext. 307

Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman

Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman

Tune IN to the Special Education/IDEA/Section 504 Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman!

Station information:

The station is a low power FM station in the Northwest Houston Area on 103.5 FM and can only be heard in roughly a 25-mile radius.

Listen on your computer:

The show will also be streamed live on the station’s website at 

http://cypressradio.o

Bowling

There are many therapeutic benefits to bowling. Here is an article that discusses some of the benefits received from bowling.

http://mamaot.com/therapeutic-benefits-bowling/

Come on out and join one of two wonderful groups of bowlers.

Requirements

All bowlers must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  

Ages – 9 years old to 50 plus years old

The bowler (or parent or caregiver) must fill out the below form required by Special Olympics. Bring this completed form with you to the bowling alley and give it to either Margie or Meg.

http://www.sotx.org/get-involved/sig/forms/sotx_athlete_medical_form.pdf

Fee

$5.00 per person

Contacts

Margie – margievoss@hotmail.com

or

Meg – megscheib@gmail.com

Gymastics Class

Discover Gymnastics offer an hour long class focused on special needs.  The classes are for children ages 6 to 17 years old.

During each class your child may jump on the trampolines, walk on the vault, jump into the foam pit, swing on a swing, etc.  The instructors will work on hand-eye coordination, gross motor coordination, and other abilities.  The class is slow paced.

There are two special classes to choose from, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am.

If you would like to find out qualifications criteria for the Discover Fitness Foundation Scholarship, email or call Shannon.

shannon@discoverfitnessfoundation.org or

Info@DiscoverFitnessFoundation.org

(713) 680-0045

Discover Gymnastics’ Special Needs classes are a parent-child interactive program for children age 6 years to 17 years old with special needs including, but not limited to, any Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome†, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Developmental Delay, Chromosome Deficiency, or any physical disability.

Children are encouraged to participate and progress at their own ability with the emphasis on overall fitness and coordination. All classes have a student to teacher ratio of 10 to 1 or better.

Children with special needs under the age of 4 may join any other Discovery Gymnastics Class. for their age, until they are 6 years old.

To register online: http://www.discovergymnastics.com/classes/special-needs-classes/

Fort Bend: Support Meeting

Date(s) – 04/06/2017
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Informal Parent Support Group

First Thursdays of each month             9:30 am to 11:30 am

They usually meet at Cindy Villarreal’s home in Riverstone but occasionally will have tours scheduled.  They will probably tour the Brookwood Community in December.  

Optional:  Bring a breakfasty dish to share if you wish!

To RSVP and for directions:  (call Cindy on day-of-event)

Cindy Villarreal  281-969-8058 cindy@ptg.com 

Cheryl Sewell  281-494-5924 cbsewell@arcoffortbend.org

Cindy lives in the Riverstone Subdivision  off Highway 6 South  (subdivision behind the Krogers/Kohl’s area)

Partial directions:  from Highway 59 to Hwy. 6 south 

Either Right or Left onto South University Blvd.  (aka Fm 1092/Murphy Road), depending on which direction you are travelling.  But basically turn in the direction of Krogers.Left onto LJ ParkwayRight onto Vintage Trail;Right onto Riley Way Lane

Meet and greet other parents of school-aged children with special needs, age 2ish to 21ish, enrolled in any school district in Fort Bend (or surrounding) Counties.

ECI/PPCD, ES, MS, or HS’s special education programinclusion-type classes/resource/life skills-type programshome-school programs, specialty schools or private schools.

The children generally present with IQs of 70 or below, Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities such as Autism/PDD/Asperger’s; Cerebral Palsy; Muscular Dystrophy; or other chromosomal issues (regardless of IQ).

Topics may include:

Educational or personal successes/concerns/challenges

Summer programs/after-school programs

New developments in treatment or training

Behavioral management issues and resources

Transitioning from school to adult life

IEPs/Evaluationswhatever else is on your mind.

Come with topics you’d like to discuss and enjoy a small continental breakfast.

RSVP is appreciated but not necessary. 

Let them know ASAP what you are interested in discussing and they will bring information and resources.

Cheryl Sewell cbsewell@arcoffortbend.org  281-494-5924

Social Club for Teens & Young Adults: Clear Lake

Social Club for Teens & Young Adults: Clear Lake

Social Motion Skills hosts a social club for The Shooting Stars.  The Shooting Stars is a social club for people ages 13-years old to 25-years old.

They meet every Thursday, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in Clearlake, Texas.  The first 30 minutes is dedicated to practicing Social Skills.  The last 30 minutes is dedicated to interaction; discussions, playing games, or anything fun!

*MUST REGISTER YOUR CHILD PRIOR TO ATTENDING!

Phone: (713) 461-7200

The Club Leaders: Jackie & Laya

Their calendar will correspond with CCISD Calendar, with the exception of Summer. 

Caregiver Break: Easter Seals

Easter Seals puts on a Parent’s Night Out (PNO) every Friday. PNO is a Friday night out-of-home respite program for children, teens, and young adults with disabilities are welcome. 

Bellaire location: For clients ages 6-24 and siblings ages 6-10.

For more information and an application: 
Kelly Kaleta: KKaleta@eastersealshouston.org or call 713-838-9050 ext. 307

Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman

Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman

Tune IN to the Special Education/IDEA/Section 504 Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman!

Station information:

The station is a low power FM station in the Northwest Houston Area on 103.5 FM and can only be heard in roughly a 25-mile radius.

Listen on your computer:

The show will also be streamed live on the station’s website at 

http://cypressradio.o

North Houston: Support Meeting

Treasures of JOY has a monthly support group for our community — Circle of Hope. Their vision is that parents/caregivers can gather together once a month, to share the good and the bad, as well to share resources. The meetings will be held at JOYful Learning Center and care of children or adults with disabilities is available. 

Location: 

JOYful Learning Center

15302 Stuebner Airline Rd. 

Suite D 

Houston, TX 77069 

For more information: 

JOYce Weatherford 

jcollierw@gmail.com

Bowling

There are many therapeutic benefits to bowling. Here is an article that discusses some of the benefits received from bowling.

http://mamaot.com/therapeutic-benefits-bowling/

Come on out and join one of two wonderful groups of bowlers.

Requirements

All bowlers must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  

Ages – 9 years old to 50 plus years old

The bowler (or parent or caregiver) must fill out the below form required by Special Olympics. Bring this completed form with you to the bowling alley and give it to either Margie or Meg.

http://www.sotx.org/get-involved/sig/forms/sotx_athlete_medical_form.pdf

Fee

$5.00 per person

Contacts

Margie – margievoss@hotmail.com

or

Meg – megscheib@gmail.com

Gymastics Class

Discover Gymnastics offer an hour long class focused on special needs.  The classes are for children ages 6 to 17 years old.

During each class your child may jump on the trampolines, walk on the vault, jump into the foam pit, swing on a swing, etc.  The instructors will work on hand-eye coordination, gross motor coordination, and other abilities.  The class is slow paced.

There are two special classes to choose from, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am.

If you would like to find out qualifications criteria for the Discover Fitness Foundation Scholarship, email or call Shannon.

shannon@discoverfitnessfoundation.org or

Info@DiscoverFitnessFoundation.org

(713) 680-0045

Discover Gymnastics’ Special Needs classes are a parent-child interactive program for children age 6 years to 17 years old with special needs including, but not limited to, any Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome†, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Developmental Delay, Chromosome Deficiency, or any physical disability.

Children are encouraged to participate and progress at their own ability with the emphasis on overall fitness and coordination. All classes have a student to teacher ratio of 10 to 1 or better.

Children with special needs under the age of 4 may join any other Discovery Gymnastics Class. for their age, until they are 6 years old.

To register online: http://www.discovergymnastics.com/classes/special-needs-classes/

Social Club for Teens & Young Adults: Clear Lake

Social Club for Teens & Young Adults: Clear Lake

Social Motion Skills hosts a social club for The Shooting Stars.  The Shooting Stars is a social club for people ages 13-years old to 25-years old.

They meet every Thursday, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in Clearlake, Texas.  The first 30 minutes is dedicated to practicing Social Skills.  The last 30 minutes is dedicated to interaction; discussions, playing games, or anything fun!

*MUST REGISTER YOUR CHILD PRIOR TO ATTENDING!

Phone: (713) 461-7200

The Club Leaders: Jackie & Laya

Their calendar will correspond with CCISD Calendar, with the exception of Summer. 

Gymastics Class

Discover Gymnastics offer an hour long class focused on special needs.  The classes are for children ages 6 to 17 years old.

During each class your child may jump on the trampolines, walk on the vault, jump into the foam pit, swing on a swing, etc.  The instructors will work on hand-eye coordination, gross motor coordination, and other abilities.  The class is slow paced.

There are two special classes to choose from, Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 10:00 am.

If you would like to find out qualifications criteria for the Discover Fitness Foundation Scholarship, email or call Shannon.

shannon@discoverfitnessfoundation.org or

Info@DiscoverFitnessFoundation.org

(713) 680-0045

Discover Gymnastics’ Special Needs classes are a parent-child interactive program for children age 6 years to 17 years old with special needs including, but not limited to, any Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome†, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Developmental Delay, Chromosome Deficiency, or any physical disability.

Children are encouraged to participate and progress at their own ability with the emphasis on overall fitness and coordination. All classes have a student to teacher ratio of 10 to 1 or better.

Children with special needs under the age of 4 may join any other Discovery Gymnastics Class. for their age, until they are 6 years old.

To register online: http://www.discovergymnastics.com/classes/special-needs-classes/

Mental Health Q & A

Mental Health Q & A

The Hope & Healing Center has a mental illness Q & A every third Thursday of every month. 

Price

No cost to attend

Speaker

Dr. Matthew S. Stanford will offer caregivers and family members of individuals living with serious mental illness the opportunity to ask honest questions in a supportive environment. He will equip you to better interact with and care for your mentally ill loved ones and guide you through the mental health care system.

Cypress: Support Meeting

Langham Creek-YMCA has a monthly support meeting for our community. You do not have to be a member of the YMCA. This meeting is open to all special needs and disabilities. 

The Theme for the year 2017 is “Taking Care of Self”. Each month the topics will focus on areas of your life that require self-care and suggestions on how to take better care of yourself.

Register:

To sign up, you can go into the Langham Creek YMCA and sign up at the customer service desk. Or you can sign up on their website. If you have problems signing up on the website, call or email Kendra Williams (contact information below).

The YMCA-Langham Creek in Cypress is committed to building a foundation for families in our communities. They want to continue to raise awareness for those with disabilities as well as offer resources that would be beneficial to family members. 

Meets 3rd Thursday of the month.

Location:

Langham Creek YMCA

Contact:

Kendra Williams 
(281) 859-6143 
kendra.williams@ymcahouston 

Childcare is available on a case-by-case basis for non-YMCA members. Call Kendra Williams to find out more.

Social Club for Teens & Young Adults: Clear Lake

Social Club for Teens & Young Adults: Clear Lake

Social Motion Skills hosts a social club for The Shooting Stars.  The Shooting Stars is a social club for people ages 13-years old to 25-years old.

They meet every Thursday, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in Clearlake, Texas.  The first 30 minutes is dedicated to practicing Social Skills.  The last 30 minutes is dedicated to interaction; discussions, playing games, or anything fun!

*MUST REGISTER YOUR CHILD PRIOR TO ATTENDING!

Phone: (713) 461-7200

The Club Leaders: Jackie & Laya

Their calendar will correspond with CCISD Calendar, with the exception of Summer. 

Caregiver Break: Easter Seals

Easter Seals puts on a Parent’s Night Out (PNO) every Friday. PNO is a Friday night out-of-home respite program for children, teens, and young adults with disabilities are welcome. 

Bellaire location: For clients ages 6-24 and siblings ages 6-10.

For more information and an application: 
Kelly Kaleta: KKaleta@eastersealshouston.org or call 713-838-9050 ext. 307

Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman

Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman

Tune IN to the Special Education/IDEA/Section 504 Radio Hour with Louis Geigerman!

Station information:

The station is a low power FM station in the Northwest Houston Area on 103.5 FM and can only be heard in roughly a 25-mile radius.

Listen on your computer:

The show will also be streamed live on the station’s website at 

http://cypressradio.o

Saturday Night LIVE!

Saturday Night Live! for special needs starts back up at the Lake Houston Family YMCA!

Look forward to a large gathering and lots of fun!  Basketball, kickball, Zumba, Karaoke, crafts, pizza, are all included plus hanging out with friends!  Teen buddies will also be on hand for those participants who want one.  If you would like to be sure to “reserve” a buddy, just email: kathiegentry@cebridge.net. They will do their best!

Cost is $10/non-members, $5/YMCA members.  Expect to fill out or update your contact and emergency information.   Mark your calendars for the 2nd Saturday of each month now through May 2016 for Saturday Night Live, so you won’t forget!