2021 - 2022 Conferences & Other Learning Opportunities:
Texas A&M University Coach to Communicate (C2C) Project
Parents and caregivers will learn how to improve their child's communication skills. This service is provided by a grant project entitled Coach to Communicate (C2C), sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The training includes a 1-hour self-paced webinar that teaches behavioral strategies to increase communication use in children with ASD. Once complete, parents can choose to be paired with a coach for a more intensive 12-week training specific to their child’s communication needs (again, at no cost to parents). Coaching is offered in English and Spanish.
Educators and service providers are also invited to complete free modules, including Coach to Communicate, to learn evidence-based strategies for autism and behavior, with the option to earn CEUs. We currently offer webinars for over 30 different training topics, with the potential to earn up to 25 CEUs. To see training modules available, enroll at https://prep.catalog.instructure.com.
El Proyecto Coach to Communicate (C2C) proporcionará un seminario web para padres, guardianes, maestros y proveedores de servicios de niños con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA), así como como sesiones presenciales / en línea individuales para padres sin costo. Los participantes tendrán capacitación en cómo mejorar las habilidades de comunicación de sus propios hijos.
A Supported Decision-Making Tool Kit for People with Disabilities and Their Supporters
This resource was developed by Disability Rights Texas - a federally mandated legal protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Texas.
Who Can Use this Took Kit?
A range of people may be involved in supporting a person with a disability to make his or her own decisions and develop his or her knowledge, skills and confidence to make decisions. This toolkit is designed to help:
- A person with a disability who wants support to make decisions
- A supporter who provides decision-making support to a person with a disability
- Family members who want to better understand supported decision-making and other alternatives to guardianship
- Legal and educational professionals and service providers
Resources and support for families of kids with disabilities and special healthcare needs.
Helpful Resources for Students with Autism
Websites and Other Information for Parents
A non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training & Information Centers
Man-II-Man Support Group
For fathers with special needs children
Frederick Jefferson - 281-687-4694
Respite care and information for families with special-needs children
Email or 713-444-2770