Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
4706 Airport Avenue
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Counties served: Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller, and Wharton
The mission of Project GROW (Growing Resources in Our World) Early Childhood Intervention is to educate and empower families of children, age birth through 3 years, with developmental delays or who are at risk for delays by assessing and implementing appropriate training and/or services that support family resources (offers some early intervention services).
Houston, Texas 77076
Houston, Texas 77081
Referral line: 713-970-4900
Counties served: Harris
ECI main website: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) serves children, birth to age 3, with disabilities or developmental delays. The services we offer include: Evaluation and Assessment, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy, Service Coordination, Family Counseling and Education, Developmental Services. Services are provided in child's home or community settings (daycare, foster parent, grandparent, etc.).
Texas Education Agency in collaboration with Statewide Leadership in Secondary Transition and Post School Results at Education Service Center Region 11 announced that the Texas Transition and Employment Guide has been posted to the website and is located at www.transitionintexas.org.
Cirkiel & Associates, P.C.
Martin J. Cirkiel, Senior Attorney
David Beinke, Senior Special Education Advocate
1901 E. Palm Valley Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78664
Personal email: email@example.com
Provides a unique brand of support for children with special needs in their educational environment to families throughout the State of Texas.
The Cuddy Law Firm, P.C.
Elizabeth Angelone, Managing Attorney
The firm’s vision to build a national, full-service special education firm that works with children and parents - protecting the child’s disability rights and preserving the family resources. Ms. Angelone has served in public education as an award-winning teacher, campus administrator, and a district-level administrator. Prior to joining the Cuddy Law Firm, Ms. Angelone practiced in the areas of special education law, family law, teacher discipline, guardianships, and juvenile crime. She now focuses her practice on special education and related matters.
Special Education Advocacy
P.O. Box 3475
Pearland, TX 77588
Disability Rights Texas
Advancing the Rights of Texans with Disabilities. They recognize the varied needs of people with disabilities in Texas. As such, the scope of our work includes the following service priorities; Accessibility, Community Living, Education, Employment, Healthcare, Housing, Protection and Civil Rights, and Transportation.
Family to Family Network
Mary Jane Williams
13150 FM 529, Suite 106
Houston TX 77041
F2F empowers families of children with disabilities by providing information, training, referrals and support. They help families to successfully navigate the complex educational, medical and social service systems so that children can reach their potential and be included in schools and communities. Their information & referral services are provided to parents, educators, agency personnel and others to inform them of the full range of community services available for families who have children with disabilities.
LZR Educational Advocacy & Mediation
Loretta Zayas-Revai, MS, M.Ed., LSSP
Advocate and Mediator
Office: (281) 464-3242
Fax: (281) 464-4383
Mobile/Text: (281) 857-1080
Email: www.lzream.org Loretta’s advocacy services provide a hands-on approach to educational advocacy. Loretta’s services expand the entire spectrum; from direct communication with schools districts to participation in all ARD and Section 504 meetings. Her more than 30 years of experience affords her a vast knowledge in the education process. She offers the advantage of being able to interpret evaluation reports in all areas of assessment. Loretta is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) and a Texas Certified Mediator. As a Spanish speaker, she is committed to serving all individuals with special needs, without the barrier of language.
Partners Resource Network TEAM Project - Region 4
4501 Cartwright Road, Suite 605
Missouri City, TX 77459
713-524-2147 or 1-877-832-8945
Ana Esparza, Regional Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Margianna Sanchez-Petit, Translation Specialist, email@example.com
Restoration & Advocacy
Karen Mayer Cunningham, Special Education Advocate
PO Box 6326
Katy, Texas 77491
Office : 281-604-5487
Comprehensive special education advocacy. Helping families navigate the ARD/IEP process, finding answers for your loved ones special education needs. 17 years of experience.
Special Ed Advocate.org
Special Education Advocate and Consultant
A nationally recognized professional special education advocate since 1994. Special Ed Advocate.org is a group of local (based in Houston, Texas) as well as national experts in the field of education who are equipped to provide advocacy, research and organizational support for you, your child, or your community.
Texas Project FIRST
A project of Family To Family Network: Created by parents, for parents...this web site is a project of the Texas Education Agency and is committed to providing accurate and consistent information to parents & families of students with disabilities. Texas Project FIRST is an activity of the Texas Continuing Improvement Process (TCIP) under the auspices of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Region 9 Education Service Center, and is focused on helping to fulfill the goals of TEA and the Parent Training Committee. TEA Parent Information Line 1-800-252-9668. http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/
The Arc of Fort Bend County
Cheryl B. Sewell
123 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Ensuring opportunities for people with intellectual and related developmental disabilities to maximize their quality of life within the community.
Summary of Programs & Services ADVOCACY:
-Client Advocacy - attendance at staffings, assistance with social service agencies, “Person-Directed” planning, assistance with individual needs
-Self Advocacy - monthly meetings for adults (post HS) offering training in leadership and selfdetermination. Self-Advocacy conference attended yearly
-Legislative Advocacy - influencing federal, state and local legislators EDUCATION SERVICES
-Advocacy, information & referral services addressing issues from birth through end of life
-ARD, IEP & ITP meeting assistance. Special Education publications available
-Informal support groups, meetings and workshops for parents, educators and providers EMPLOYMENT PROGAM-Interviewing, job placement and job coaching for individuals receiving “General Revenue” (GR) funding -Employer assistance in supporting individuals in their jobs
-Job coaching in specific skills needed to maintain current jobs SPECIAL OLYMPICS DELEGATION
-Aquatics, basketball, bocce ball, bowling, golf, softball, track & field and volleyball
-Weekly practices, local and state competitions SOCIAL / RECREATION PROGAMS
-Youth –Inclusive social activities for children with and without disabilities, PPCD to 21, planned during the school year
-Young adults - inclusive social activities for “TwentySomethings” individuals with and without disabilities who are in their twenties, and opportunities for family networking, minimal activity fees
-Adults (post high school) – activities & dances planned, 2 to 4 events each month, minimal activity fees -Bowling (adults) - Saturdays @ Stafford Lanes, 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm, September through May
-Residential and Commercial Properties
-The Arc owns 15 residential properties which are leased at below market rates to licensed providers to operate as group homes
-The Arc owns 2 commercial properties which are leased at below market rates to licensed providers to operate as Learning Centers
The Arc of Greater Houston: http://www.aogh.org/ The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Arc of Katy: http://www.thearcofkaty.org/index.aspx They work to create opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit. They have social activities at the Katy Family YMCA, summer camps and other opportunities.
University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Medical School
Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB)
1941 East Rd., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77054
New appt. line: 713-486-2591 (not accepting Medicaid but that may change)
New appt. line: 713-486-2591. The CLASS Clinic (Changing Lives through Autism Spectrum Services) https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/patient-care/class/. Neuropsych and psych-ed evaluations. Dr. Katherine A. Loveland specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of adolescents and adults. Social groups (for children, adolescents, or adults); specialize in transition services; and has someone on staff who does school consulting/advocating.
Whitburn & Pevsner, PLLC
Mark Whitburn, Attorney, Commercial litigation, ERISA, Special Education Law and Civil Rights matters.
Sean Pevsner, Attorney-Special Education Law and Advocacy, Guardianship and other probate proceedings.
Offices in Austin and Arlington, Texas
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Advocacy
Pete and Pam Wright are Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary Law School where they teach a course about special education law and advocacy and assist with the Law School's Special Education Law Clinic. Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Family Literacy Network
Dr. Eldo Bergman
3130 Rogerdale, Suite.180
Houston, TX 77043
Special Education Resources:
IDEA 2004 Parent Guide: http://www.disabilityrightstx.org/uploads/IDEA_Manual_Fall_2016_with_SEARCH.pdf
Learning Disabilities Association of America: http://www.ldanatl.org/
National Education Association Special Education: http://www.nea.org/specialed/
Partners Resource Network TEAM Project - Region 4
5005 W. 34th Street
Houston, TX 77092
713-524-2147 or 1-800-866-4726
Ana Esparza, firstname.lastname@example.org or Julissa Porro, Program Manager
Margianna Sanchez-Petit, Translation Specialist, email@example.com
Office is open 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Special Education Guide.com is an organization that runs one of the top informational sites on the web for parents and teachers of children with special needs (and people who want to become special education teachers), http://www.specialeducationguide.com. The site includes original, trustworthy content from a number of experienced special education professionals, including prominent contributors such as Tim Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics. Here are a few special features:
- A guide to disability categories that are covered under IDEA
- A comprehensive guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
- State-by-state guides to 1) teacher certification, and 2) master's degrees in Special Education
- New resource created to encourage aspiring/current teachers to pursue careers in special education
Special Ed info: http://www.specialedadvocate.org/Advocating-for-Your-Child.html
Special Ed info: http://www.greatschools.org/special-education.topic?content=1541
Resource guide for students with disabilities- http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/
Scholarship guide for students with disabilities- http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/
Texas Project FIRST: http://www.texasprojectfirst.org/ an online resource that is developed by parents, for parents. The site is arranged by age so you can access information when it is needed. The site has links to Community Services (How to get your children on Medicaid waiver lists, etc.), IEP development, TAKS/STAAR/EOC, TEKS, etc. It is also your source for Acronyms and Glossary definitions which are no longer in the TEA Guide to the ARD Process.
Caring4OurKids is a group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a few comorbid diseases such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia who have contributed the following resources:
Autism Resources for Families
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
Operation Autism for Military Families
Academic Accommodation Resources
Temple Grandin's Teaching Tips
Taking your Child with Autism to the Orthodontist
Estate Planning for Parents of Kids with Autism
Briarwood School's Tuttle School
Carole Wills, Head of School
12207 Whittington Drive
Houston, TX 77077
The Tuttle School is located on the Briarwood School campus and is for developmental delays and children with autism. The upper school does NOT enroll students with autism or Asperger's.
Jean Pickering, Director
19407 Park Row, Ste 140 & 170B
Houston, TX 77084
(Behind Houston Community College)
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. (eserved for director approved programming.)
Good for kids with ADHD, dyslexia or other learning disabilities (not for students with autism who need a more individualized approach). Though each is accepted on an individual basis, please know that their non-traditional, non-stress setting allows room for different learning styles. They have a transition plan as well. Accredited by the National Association of Private Schools.
Central VAST Academy
1301 Alabama Street, Suite 101
Houston, TX 77004
VAST Academy provides post-secondary transition programs and comprehensive support services which lead to meaningful credentials, employment and independence for differently-abled individuals. Opportunities include vocational certificates, pre-college and freshman success “bridge” courses, career readiness credentials, internships and employment assistance offered through an inclusive, relevant and affordable avenue.
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Amy Clay, director
7035 W. Tidwell, J104
Houston, Texas 77092
Students will work on social skills, motor skills, and academic skills up to their maximum capabilities with hands-on learning activities in a 5:1 student-teacher ratio. Offers Internet Homeschooling as well.
Creative Mind Academy
Stacy Barber, Director/Founder
3248 East Broadway
Pearland, TX 77581
The school is for kids from 6th to 12th grades. The owner is a special education teacher with years of experience and she has an 18 year old child with Asperger's who is currently attending Alvin Community college (in 2011) with lots of parental support. At Creative Mind Academy they strive to help the alternative learner acquire important skills that will help them throughout their lives. They will help students develop self-confidence, self-acceptance and their special skills and talents while in their care. Their program is designed for alternative learners in 6th through 12th grade with learning disabilities.
Easter Seals - Greater Houston High School/High Tech Program
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340
Bellaire TX 77401
713-838-9050 ext. 326
High School/High Tech is a community-based partnership of parents, educators, rehabilitation professionals and business representatives working together to encourage students with disabilities to explore the fields of science, engineering and technology. High School/High Tech was developed to address this situation. Most individuals with disabilities have not had the encouragement, role models, access and stimulation to pursue challenging technical careers or courses of study. Meets weekly.
What makes Elim a different kind of Christian school?
Ajmal (AJ) Saleem, Director
Administration office: 104 Industrial Blvd, Suite Q
(Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery)
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Private school for students with learning disabilities, e.g., ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, reading barriers or motivational barriers.
Initiative & Focus Academy (3
Jacquelyn Mulkey, Executive Director
- 4781 South Main Street, Stafford, Texas 77477 (Southwest Houston/Sugar Land area) Phone: 281-240-0663
- 2408 Timberloch, Suite D1, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (Spring/Woodlands area)
They are a small private school, they enroll students pre-school through high school/college prep. Focus Academy is a different kind of school. Rather than just trying to get students through high school, they follow a philosophy of preparing the student for college and life. They use a comprehensive approach to education, giving their students the tools needed for success in the classroom.Students appropriate for the Junior Academy include socially quirky kids with verbal language skills and basic classroom behavior skills. They host a toastmasters (public speaking) program for their academy students every other week starting in September 2011. They invite home-school students to join the group as well. This as it is an excellent way to work on speech, language & social skills outside of your home-school program. They also have daytime social groups available for home-school students to teach social & advanced life skills.
Houston CAN Academy
Trenn Russell, Principal
3401 Hardy Street
Houston, TX 77009
To provide the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence. Non profit charter school.
245 Gonyo Lane – Richmond, TX 77469
7746 Highway 6 – Missouri City, TX 77459 for EduCoachnow (inside Athletic & Performing Arts Center)
Phone: (281) 761-6610
Fax: (281) 749-8122
KnILE Prep Academy (3rd – 12th grades) is a private boutique-style, virtual college preparatory school that utilizes a proven innovative system that prepares children for their educational careers. We are here to make a difference – to equip the next generation of leaders to be independent and self-reliant critical thinkers. We are here to help students develop a firm foundation in accelerated learning strategies and techniques at each individual student’s pace, which prepares a pathway to success in high school, in college, and then ultimately, in business and life. KnILE Prep Academy uses a state-of-the art curriculum that focuses on content mastery. Students advance through their coursework and graduate once content mastery in each subject is achieved. In addition, our students are guided through the entire college entrance experience from standardized test preparation, to scholarship opportunities, to completion of the college enrollment process. Are known to enroll students with learning disabilities. Looking for a good curriculum to use with your child? We can help you achieve your homeschooling curriculum needs. KnILE Prep Academy can set your home schooled child up with the same curriculum we use in-house, but in the comfort of your own home. Depending on your child’s needs or how you design your lesson plans, this curriculum can be purchased as a complete curriculum or can be purchased a la carte. We also offer off-site mentorships if you would like your child to work from home, but need our services to guide and mentor him or her throughout the year.
5801 New Territory Blvd. (located inside Parkway United Methodist Church)
Sugar Land, TX 7749
Richard Kelly, Director of Admissions
Launch Academy seeks to respond to a need in our educational system to put people ahead of policies. We seek to do this in very specific ways. Launch Academy’s unique educational model intentionally places students with learning abilities and disabilities into shared lecture classes. Students thrive in Launch Academy’s classrooms where individualization promotes unlimited growth.
Little S.T.E.P.S. Preschool (Sharing Thinking Exploring Playing Succeeding) to Big Success
Memorial Pediatrics Therapy Associates
Dawn Forsmith, OTR, MOT
Rachel Greenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
9600 Long Point Road, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77055
Little S.T.E.P.S. Preschool is a classroom-based speech, language and communication program for children with neurological conditions and disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Apraxia, Auditory Processing Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder). It focuses on the core features of social development/play skills, communication, cognitive development, motor development (fine and gross, and sensory integration).
Little S.T.E.P.S. Preschool:
Little S.T.E.P.S. Preschool is a therapeutic preschool program based on the DIR developmental model and Floortime® strategies to promote social-emotional development in children. The DIR model focuses on 3 key elements in a child’s learning: Developmental levels, Individual differences, and Relationships. Little S.T.E.P.S. Preschool provides an environment that offers semi-structured problem solving, sensory based activities (motor, sensory, visual-spatial, perceptual), and child-directed play: each of these activities is aimed at promoting social-emotional development in each child. Our ultimate goal is to help each child to relate, communicate, and think independently.
Memorial Hall School
Rev. George C. Aurich, Head Master
5400 Mitchelldale, Suite A-1
Houston, TX 77092
Memorial Hall provides a quality educational facility where students with average or above average intellect can experience and acquire an excellent, meaningful education with dignity and pride. Memorial Hall stresses to provide a curriculum that meets the needs of the individual. Our staff has committed themselves throughout the years in assisting students to assume responsibility for their education and overall development. 4th through 12th grade.
Memorial Private High School
Harry Camp, Head of School
14333 Fern Drive
Houston, TX 77079, 281-759-2288
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. MPHS is a faith-based High School (8th-12th) serving Houston's Memorial and surrounding area since 2005. The MET (Memorial Education and Tutoring) is an afternoon and evening tutoring division of MPHS. The School is designed for students that would do well in a school that:
Monarch School/The Monarch Institute for Neurological Differences
11001 Hammerly Road
Houston, Texas 77043
Provides a total education experience for children who have communication and learning differences, but average to above average learning potential
Providence Treatment Center
Anita Vendetti, Program Director
311 Present Street
Missouri City, Texas 77489-1145
Day School, Disability Conditions; Autism, Emotional Disturbance, Learning Disability, Mental Retardation , Multiple Disabilities, Ages 6 through 21. Providence is a TEA approved non-public school.
4820 Strack Road
Houston, Texas 77069
Objectives: To take each child from where he/she is academically, emotionally and socially to as far as he/she can go.
To find the level of instruction that challenges without frustrating, so a student feels accomplished each day. Enrollment not specific to children with disabilities but they are known to enroll students with Asperger’s and HFA. Preschool through 8th grade.
Rise School of Houston
Jan Stailey, Director
8080 N Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054
A brand-new facility designed and built for their needs on 1.56 acres in the Texas Medical Center at Highway 288 and N. McGregor will open in late 2011. The purpose of the Rise School of Houston is to provide the highest quality of early childhood education services to children with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities and to children without disabilities.
River Oaks Academy
Dr. Luis Valdes, Director
10600 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77042
If your child struggles in school academically or socially, River Oaks Academy may be the school for you. ROA provides individualized education for children with a wide range of special needs in a private school environment. Small student teacher ratios and specialized programming for those with learning differences, learning disabilities, unique learning styles, social skills needs, ADHD, autism and behavioral and emotional issues are provided. Accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Texas Education Agency (TEA). Grades K-12.
for Young Children at the University of St. Thomas
810 Sul Ross Street
of Hope, LLC
Kimberly Wallace, Founder
14110 Cypress Creek Boulevard
Cypress, TX 77429
Spectrum of Hope, LLC has expanded our program offerings to include Hope Academy. Hope Academy was piloted in our Hope Extended program in May 2011 and has been a tremendous success for our children and staff. It is the “next” step for children preparing to enter into a typical classroom and focuses on academics as well as social skills and functional communication in a larger ratio. The program focuses on: Group Instruction, Language Arts, Math, Social Skills, Physical Education, Science, History, Role Play, Functional Communication .Certified Elementary School Teachers and Board Certified Behavior Analysts direct and supervise the classrooms in conjunction with a highly trained staff. Group instruction topics have been selected and modified so as to apply to all the children participating, while still taking their individual skills and abilities into consideration. Academic curriculums are based on the TEKS and curriculums such as Math-U-See, Headsprout, and Handwriting Without Tears assist in developing goals for the children. The larger ratios require children to initiate and maintain interactions without continual therapist prompting and guidance. In addition to teaching the children to attend and respond to one lead teacher in increasing ratio sizes and less restrictive environments, they will also be working on learning classroom readiness skills seen in typical classrooms. These skills include raising their hands appropriately, waiting their turns, being the teacher's helper, working independently, staying on task, group testing, responding to and learning from their peers. Finally, all children participating in the program will continue to receive intensive therapy on their individual goals during pullout sessions with one of the shadowing therapists every day. Please contact Nicole Stiefler, BCABA, at 281-894-1423 for more information.
Houston TX 77080
Many of the Arbor children have a primary diagnosis of Down syndrome or cerebral palsy, plus additional medical disabilities such as heart defects, vision and hearing problems. Other children at The Arbor have a diagnosis of autism, language delays or central nervous system or genetic disorders, as well as physical mobility challenges that confine them to wheelchairs. Currently, there is a capital campaign to build a new barrier-free designed school. The purchase of 5.3 acres in Houston, is the site of their future home. The property lies east of Beltway 8, north of Hempstead, south of Hwy 290, and west of Gessner Road.
Emily Smith, Head of School
1424 Sherwood Forest Street
Houston, TX 77043-3802
Preschool – 8th. The Branch School, a private school in West Houston. They provide students with a strong academic program, partnered with a curriculum that encourages critical thinking and the development of problem-solving skills. This thinking curriculum allows students to apply the skills that they are learning to solve problems and express their ideas creatively in projects and presentations.
The Caroline School (Easter Seals - Greater Houston)
Melissa Larson, Program Director
4500 Bissonnet, 3rd Floor
Bellaire TX 77401
713-838-9050, ext. 362
The Caroline School, a day program for children with special needs was founded by Elizabeth DeLuca in the spring of 2002. Elizabeth is the mother of four girls. Her youngest daughter, Caroline, has multiple disabilities including severe mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Through her daughter’s disability, Elizabeth became acutely aware of the need for quality education for children with severe to profound developmental delays. This unique school was created for those who prefer a smaller, more custom learning environment for their children.
3721 Dacoma Street
Houston, Texas 77092
Serves 7th—12th graders who have learning differences that impact social, academic, and critical thinking skills. Their students typically have learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Language Delays, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities. Our Middle School and High School programs provide an education that will enable your child to meet Texas Graduation requirements.
The Harris School
Houston, TX 77074
The Harris School offers a specialized curriculum for children in preschool through grade 8 who are typically average to above average intellectually, have needs that are not being met in a traditional school setting, and are not functioning at their full potential due to underlying social or emotional difficulties. This includes children who are experiencing anxiety or depression, have suffered trauma, or those diagnosed with ADHD, PDD, SID, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette Syndrome or Asperger’s Disorder. The Harris School focuses on the emotional world of the child and its impact on their behaviors.
The Horizon School
Located on the campus of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
1207 Winding Way Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546
The Horizon School is an academic-based school for students with Down syndrome and similar developmental delays serving the greater Houston area. Our goal is to create an academic environment that is fun and rewarding for students, teachers and family members alike. The school employs teaching methods proven to be effective in teaching children with Down syndrome. Through individualized goals and personalized curriculums we strive to instill our students with the love of learning and the pride of accomplishment so critical to their development. The students will learn the relevant skills needed to be productive members of society and build supportive relationships that will last a lifetime.
One Chelsea Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
The Joy School is committed to helping children with learning differences reach their academic, social, and creative potential by providing an environment that is safe, supportive and innovative such that they can learn successfully. The Joy School strives to provide a safe, supportive environment that provides a traditional curriculum, while adapting to the remedial needs of each individual student. They also focus on each student’s future placement, with most students returning to mainstream environments within four years. Pre-K through eighth grade. Has summer programming.
3630 W. Dallas Street
Houston, Texas 77019
The school is an approved TEA-certified alternative nonpublic day school for students with developmental disabilities and behavioral and psychiatric needs. Their focus is on treating psychiatric symptoms that have led to severe behavior problems in school. This program is available to any of the school districts in Harris County. Serves children and adolescents, ages 6 – 22. To qualify for services the child must be enrolled in school and diagnosed with a mental health problem, mild to moderate mental retardation, and/or a pervasive developmental disorder such as autism or PDD NOS. The child’s school must hold an Admission, Review, and Dismissal conference (ARD) and recommend sending the student to The New Day School.
The Next Step Academy
Brookwoods Campus (elementary through middle school)
Houston, TX 77092
Sugar Land Campus (elementary school)
Located at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, in Promise Land Building
13333 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land TX 77478
281-715-2888 or 1-877-368-7203
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Next Step Academy is a day treatment program that is specially designed to meet the educational needs of individuals with developmental delays, specifically individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They offer full time and part time programs in an environment that combines effective therapeutic approaches with traditional educational methods. Their program uses the Integrated Developmental Educational Approach to Learning™ (IDEAL), which was first developed at The Institute for Special Needs Children (InSNC). Their program combines multiple therapeutic approaches, functional life skills, and traditional educational areas in an individualized treatment program that is customized for each of their students. The individualized nature of their program, including small class sizes (max of 6) and small child to teacher ratios (1:1 or 2:1), provides the support their kids need to get to the next step in their developmental process.
The Tenney School
3500 South Gessner (housed in the same building as Step to Progress)
Houston, Texas 77063
The students at the Tenney School get loads of individual attention. Each works with a private instructor in each of the core subjects: English, science, history, and math. Our overall 2-to-1 student teacher ratio ensures students always have access to staff available and willing to help them achieve the next level of academic success. Instruction is tailored in each one-to-one course to place each student in their best position for success. Though we specify four different levels of curriculum (Honors, Standard, Modified, and English Language Learner), one-to-one instructors’ factor in each student's learning strengths, weaknesses, capabilities, and needs when working with students. A new facility will open in 2013. The plan is for the school to begin the 2013 - 2014 school year in the new facility. School is known to enroll students with Asperger’s, ADHD with learning differences.
The Westview School
Donna Marshall, Director
1900 Kersten Drive
Houston, Texas 77043
The Westview School is a private, non-profit school for children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder from ages 2 to 15 years old. Westview’s challenging, well-rounded curriculum includes a full range of academic programs with additional focus on social communication and social skills. Westview also offers opportunities to pursue the arts, extra-curricular activities and real-world experiences, and is home to The Stewart Center, a full-service psychology clinic serving the greater Houston area.
The Williams School (DBA Homeschool Academy)
Lisa Williams, Director
3900 Lexington Blvd.
Missouri City TX 77459
At The Williams School, we specialize in teaching children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities in a warm, nurturing environment. We focus on the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student with a program based on building self-esteem and achieving academic success. In addition to basic skills that everyone needs as a foundation for success in today’s world, The Williams School strives to bring out in each child the desire to learn, explore, and develop his or her own special talents. For the 2013/2014 school year, tuition is $9,000.
True Knight Home School Academy
Diana Floris, Director
11925 SW Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
Day School: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm; After School Program: 3:00 - 6:00 pm. True Knight Home School Academy is an after school and homeschool academy for students with special needs through age 22. The school was born out of a need to bring a higher standard and an increased expectation to our children with “special needs”. They bring an innovative approach in education, utilizing a strong curriculum and supporting it with brain training activities. Their fundamentals are reading, writing, and arithmetic. They believe each child has a capacity to learn, and it is their responsibility to find a way to tap into that child’s potential.
Houston, TX 77042
The mission of Wesley Academy is to provide an educational environment that embodies the Christian faith and encourages students to reach their academic potential. By fostering mutual respect and cooperation, the school enables each child to develop a sense of self-worth, independence, responsibility and self-direction.
The Special Schools Coalition is a network of special educators with non-profit schools, dedicated to collaboration, resource sharing and increased community awareness and support. Member database. http://www.sschouston.org/
Cypress Homeschool Association (CHA)
Northwest side of Houston
CHA is dedicated to the support of parents and students homeschooling in the Cypress area. Through field trips, social outings, teaching co-ops and various clubs and events, we seek to create many opportunities for education and socialization.
Elementary Education Community Resource List
Sandy Shives, passionate and active promoter of the Elementary Education Community has researched and completed a list of 101 sites dedicated to the Home Schooling movement. You can find great websites covering general homeschool sites, homeschooling blogs, state and local organizations, Montessori schools, unschooling, and other alternative education options at his link: http://www.elementaryeducationdegree.com/101-homeschooling-sites/
H-HERO is for sharing information about Houston area homeschooling resources (like e-lists, laws, museums, etc.) and opportunities (like meet-ups, field trips, etc.) with all Houston-area home educators.
Home Education Partnership of Texas, Inc.
11665 Fuqua, STE A-100, Houston, TX 77034
Phone: (281) 922-0472
Fax: (281) 922-0504
HEP has provided quality group classes for the Greater Houston area for eleven years. We offer over 70 academic classes and a classical school for grades K-12. We also provide a graduation, yearbook club, speech/debate, project fair, standardied testing, and many other services to homeschool families. We partner with the HEP Bookstore to provide a full service homeschool program.
Homewood Christian Association
The Woodlands, Texas - North of Houston
We are a Christian home school support group located in The Woodlands, Texas. We require agreement with our Statement of Faith and a commitment of service from each family in our membership. Please visit our Web site for more information.
Houston Alternative Education Alliance (HAEA)
Serving the Greater Houston area, with members from Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery counties
HAEA is an inclusive/nonsectarian association of homeschooling families. Our members hold monthly meetings, park days, and field trip activities in which we share support and information pertaining to our families’ growth.
Katy Association of Christian Homeschoolers (KACH) www.katyhomeschoolers.weebly.com
They are large group of Christian homeschooling families that live in and around the Katy, Texas area. They support and encourage fellow homeschooling families and provide opportunities for many small group activities (pre-K-12), field trips and the ability to share and ask questions regarding curriculum and other homeschool questions. Applicants must agree with Bylaws and Statement of Faith. Enrollment fee is $20, annual renewal is $15 for annual prompt payment enrollment and includes access to the online community at www.bigtent.com and Yahoo group once they have received an online membership application and payment. KACH has a special needs group, contact them for more info. A membership includes access to their online community, KACH small group activities, fall kick-off event, and year-end party. This is a link to a great guide you can download and print out: http://katyhomeschoolers.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/0/6/24064598/a_guide_to_homeschooling_in_katy_texas.pdf
Katy Family YMCA
22807 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, Texas 77494
Home School Enrichment Classes
Children must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2013 to enroll. A Y facility family membership is required to participate in our Home School Program. Fun and educational classes include: Theatre Arts (Elementary), Theatre Arts (Jr. High & High School), Beginning Art, Acrylic Art (Advanced), Physical Education (Grades K-12), Spanish (Elementary).
(Lending Assistance to Challenged Homeschoolers)
Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm to 9 pm
Klein United Methodist Church in Room #134.
5920 FM 2920 at Kuykendahl
Spring, TX 77388
LATCH is a family support group in the NW Houston area (Spring, Woodlands, Tomball) for parents homeschooling children with special needs. Their purpose is to provide a place for parents and professionals to share educational and community resources, to provide support, and provide our children with learning and social opportunities through field trips and monthly activity days. Contact: Laura Urrutia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Childcare is not provided.
Learning Adventures of Fort Bend (LAF)
Serving Fort Bend county, including Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, and surrounding Houston areas
LAF is a member-led, inclusive support network of homeschool parents sharing their talents and energies in a cooperative environment. LAF meets regularly for the purpose of providing fun and creative activities for our children.
Locations in Dallas East, Gulf Coast-Webster, and The Woodlands
Contact: Tina Robertson or Kelley Williams
Phone: (832) 754-7927 or (281) 354-0881
New Beginnings was formed by veteran homeschoolers who have several years assisting, guiding and supporting new or struggling homeschoolers. Monthly workshops address all of the above issues as well as other significant concerns that you may find in your homeschool journey.
Serving The Woodlands, Magnolia, and Spring areas
Just starting the Fall of 2011, we are a new, very informal social group for children and teens who are home schooled or for anyone wanting to make new friends! Weekly activities, park days, field trips, holiday parties, and more!
Southeast Texas Home School Association (SETHSA)/ T.H.E. Regional Organization for SE Texas, Cultivating the Grass Roots of Home Education/Greater Houston Area Home Educators
10592-A Fuqua #503, Houston, TX 77089
Phone: (281) 756-9792
Fax: (281) 655-0963
http://www.sethsa.org former website is currently under construction, try this link in the interim http://www.g-hah.org/?page_id=11
SETHSA consists of volunteer couples who serve as the Board of Directors to service a non-member, subscription base of about 79+ home-school support groups.
Teach Me In Autism – Autism Support Services for those with “non-verbal” family members
Gina Mouser, Autism Consultant/therapist
Innovative Teaching Techniques
Texas Home School Coalition, http://www.thsc.org/HomeTHSC.aspx?Id=HOME
Texas Homeschool Groups Listing: http://www.home-school.com/groups/TX.html
Helpful new-to-homeschooling links:
Helpful links to curriculum suppliers:
Tutoring & Educational Organizations (academic – logic, reasoning and critical thinking therapy):
Brite Success LLC
Susan C. Aulbach, manager of social media
3007 Woodland Hills Drive, #234
Kingwood, TX 77339
BRITE Success LLC, is an acronym for Behavior, Readiness, Intervention, Training for Education Success.
BRITE Success LLC focuses on providing services consumers with developmental disabilities and ASD, families and professionals, developing programs, and teaching individuals of all ages using interventions that provide communication skills, behavioral skills and readiness skills that are essential for independence. Another program, Social Connextions provides a safe place to develop the tools for lifelong community relationships. Curriculum created and supervised by BCBAs allows individuals to learn social skills within a group setting and practice those skills through role playing video modeling and teamwork. Clients learn community skills like restaurant etiquette, personal hygiene, independent living skills structure, and how to create and maintain friendships—contact Dana Harris email@example.com. www.britesuccess.com
Bill Leary, Area Director/Owner
Serving Houston and surrounding area. Services include; all subjects, preK-adult, LD/ADD, TAKS/SAT/ACT prep, in-home one-on-one, qualified teachers. Club Z! is an approved supplemental educational services (SES) provider in over 40 states. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, Club Z! provides FREE one-on-one or small group tutoring lessons to eligible students at locations such as libraries, community centers, churches, schools, or other convenient sites. If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, and attends an under-performing school, he or she may be eligible for FREE tutoring! To find out if your child is eligible, contact your school today and tell them you want Club Z!
Educere Tutoring of Houston
9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 302
Houston, Texas 77024
We help your child with review and reinforce concepts from the previous academic year. Grade Restoration: If you reside in Spring Branch ISD, we provide a grade restoration program for Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II as an alternative if the student received a D in the course. Courses Offered: Full courses or spot tutoring in all regular academic courses, as well as some others. Special Education Rights Advocacy help with:
Referrals to psychologists for initial/ongoing educational diagnosis.
Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Internet Modules: http://www.autisminternetmodules.org/
Autism Training Online: http://www.txautism.net/training.html
Evidence-Based Practice Briefs: http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/content/evidence-based-practices
Texas Autism Resource Guide for Effective Teaching: http://www.txautism.net/manual.html
Huntington Learning Center
3700 S Mason Road
Katy, Texas 77450
Katy Scholars, Inc.
Eileen Pavlovich, Ph.D, Director
Villagio Town Center
22756 Westheimer Parkway at Peek Road
Katy, TX 77450
They have developed programs that utilize the best in instructional practices, counseling strategies and parent-school-Katy Scholars partnerships that have been shown to develop the skills needed for students to succeed in their current studies and for the rest of their academic careers. Some students have special needs that make learning more difficult. Katy Scholars constructs and adapts programs for a wide range of learning styles and disabilities. Katy Scholars offers a variety of custom-designed programs to meet the needs of every student. Meeting individual needs is key to student success.
Learning Rx – Katy
David Midkiff, Executive Director
24124 Cinco Ranch Center Blvd., Suite 220
Katy, TX 77494
Brain training center. Provides testing and customized, 1-on-1 cognitive skills training. The training is built from a tested & proven set of cognitive skills training exercises that improve Processing Speed, Visual Processing, Logic and Reasoning, Working Memory, Long-term Memory, Attention, and basic Auditory Processing skills.
Neuhaus Education Center
Bellaire, Texas 77401
They are a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to the prevention of reading failure. Neuhaus provides research-based training and support to educators, supplies information and resources to families, and offers direct services to adult learners. Dyslexia is neurological in origin, it is a condition that an individual will always have; but research has shown that early intervention is the best way to prevent or minimize reading problems. Keep in mind that individuals with dyslexia often have outstanding strengths in areas other than academics; therefore, your child has endless potential!
Staying Ahead of the Game
Evan L. Weinberger
Founder & Head Coach
5116 Bissonnet, #453
Houston, TX 77401
We offer unique and one-of-a-kind services helping students, even those struggling with motivation and/or learning differences, to succeed in academia and beyond through the development of essential life skills. Our professional coaches help students master such life skills as organization, time-management, study skills, and communication/social skills.
Teach Me In Autism – Autism Support Services for those with “non-verbal” family members
Gina Mouser, Autism Consultant/therapist
http://www.teach-me-in-autism.com/. Innovative Teaching Techniques
Beth Smith, owner and former first grade teacher
Katy/Houston Area 281-206-4127
Personalized education and academic success. They work with typical and non-typically developing students, pre-k through 12th grade. They have been working with families that have children with special needs including those on the autism spectrum. Terrific Tutors has certified teachers as tutors that can work with students of all abilities, and at all levels. They carefully match each student with a teacher/tutor that can directly meet those needs. They will either come to your home or meet you in a public location for tutoring. Services offered: Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Comprehension Skills, Math Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies Instruction, Test Preparations, Home Bound Education, Home schooling support. http://www.terrific-tutors.com/
Texas Special Kids. A non-profit group that helps parents home-school their special needs kiddos. They will talk with you and help you get the ball rolling. They are a non-profit ministry and accepts financial support, but do not require it. Texas' Special Kids Ministry offers curriculum advice & support for your home school setting. They offer experience with a wide variety of curriculum choices and can tailor advice based on your child's learning style & needs.
The Center for Assisted Learning
9800 Northwest Freeway, Suite 505
Houston, TX 77092
They have expertise in helping students with Dyslexia and ADHD, who tend to have auditory and tactile learning styles. They create a customized program for your learner by: assessing the learner’s abilities and academic skills, identifying tolerance for staying on task, determining how personality influences learning, and obtaining information and feedback from other professionals involved in the learner’s education. Sessions can be held in their offices, at your home, at the student's school or at a local library.
The Memorial Education and Tutoring / Memorial Private High School
14333 Fern Drive
Houston, TX 77079, 281-759-2288
The MET (Memorial Education and Tutoring) is an afternoon and evening tutoring division of MPHS.
Thinkers Education Center
10190 Katy Freeway, Suite 228
Houston, Texas 77043
Specializes in the following: tutoring students with disabilities, reading therapy, cognition training, interactive metronome, visual and auditory processing issues, and critical thinking. daily schedule. Classes are from 9am to 2pm Tuesday through Friday. As always Math, Reading, and Language Arts will be taught individually. Science, Social Studies, Art, and Gym are group classes. Objectives addressed for each class will be aligned with grade level TEKS for each student.
3361 Westpark Drive
Houston, TX 77005
We have a unique system of delivery that helps children increase their concentration, attention span, and focus while strengthening their academic skills. We work with students who have dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and learning disabilities.