If you’re like me, you’ve always heard references to Easter Seals but were never really sure of what they did.
Nationally, Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 65 years, Easter Seals Greater Houston has been offering help, hope and answers to people of all ages with disabilities and their families. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play.
Founded in Houston in 1947, Easter Seals Greater Houston provides a variety of needed services to individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities and their families in the five counties surrounding the Houston area. We are the only organization in the greater Houston area providing comprehensive services to individuals with all types of disabilities and their families. Originally called the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center, the organization was started to provide services to individuals with disabilities living in Houston and Harris County. The Center served as a school and as a therapeutic service center over the years, and was briefly called the Children’s Center for Developmental Therapy. In 1989, the organization changed its name once again and greatly expanded and reorganized it’s services to meet the needs of its clientele.
Easter Seals Greater Houston provides nine service programs (Adult Program, Camps, Counseling & Case Management, BridgingApps, Social Motion Skills, The Caroline School, ECI Infant Program, Housing Initiative, High School / High Tech, Respite Services, Toy / Tech and the Assistive Technology Lab) to children and adults with all types of disabilities and their families.
To learn more about services provided to autistic children and adults, go here: http://www.easterseals.com/our-programs/autism-services.