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Join the fun at Fiesta Especial - Carnival Rides, Food, Games and Fun!
April 19th & 20th, 2013
10:00am - 4:00pm
New Creations Parking - City of Windcrest
Entry Fee - $5.00 General Admission
People of all abilities are invited to attend.
For information on Fiesta Especial schedule, entertainment, performances, activities, games, food and more, visit www.FiestaEspecial.com.
Real People - Julie Nichols: Turning Trials into Opportunities
Julie Nichols and her son, Sam, (shown at right) have both faced and conquered challenges in their lives. Read their inspiring story here.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Autism: Creating Connections Workshop - A workshop for autism treatment professionals and parents of children with autism. June 21 and 22, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake University. Click here for more information.
Get Fit Texas is a free health and wellness program for adults with developmental disabilities offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas. Participants receive a free pre-program health screen, individualed fitness plan, private coaching from a certified fitness coach and much more! For more information, contact Janie Sibson at (210) 653-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click hereto download a program flyer.
Alamo KidSports now offers adaptive sports programs for children between 4 and 10 years old, with physical or developmental disabilities. The classes are in a group setting, with two coaches overseeing the class with volunteers and parents assisting with the games. All classes are held at their indoor facility, The Training Ground. Visit their website to learn more.
Does Someone Rely on YOU for Care? Find out how you can get free family caregiver coaching and training on the topics that matter most to you. Join instructor Thelma Bowen, RN, MSN for hands-on training that will help you cope with the challenges of providing 24-hour care to a loved one. All classes are held at AACOG, 8700 Tesoro, First Floor, Classroom 01. Contact Nancy Dunn Thompson, PhD to register at (210) 362-5207 or email@example.com.
Talking Books Serve Texans with Visual and Physical Disabilities Are you having trouble reading standard size print? Do you have macular degeneration or know someone who does? Have you or someone you know suffered a stroke or have some other physical disability? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you or someone you know may qualify for the Texas Talking Book Program. The program is a free library service for any age Texan who has a visual or physical disability--whether temporary or permanent--that keeps them from reading regular size print. Click here to learn more.
A new program has been launched by Air Force officials for parents with special-needs children. The program allows parents to receive 8-20 hours of respite care per month at no charge as long as they meet eligibility requirements. The child must be enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program. To apply for the respite care program, contact Child Care Aware at 800-424-2246. Visit the National Resource Directory for more resources for parents of children with disabilities as well as organizations that offer respite care for caregivers.
Let us know about upcoming events that benefit people with disabilities. Go to our Calendar link and submit information on a disability awareness event, fundraiser or educational opportunity.
Check out our Legislative News section to find a link to a bill-tracking and update tool on the Alamo Services Connection. Email us with information on the bills that are important to you.
If you would like to contribute information for this site, please email us at info@disABILITYsa.org. We are unable to provide advice or referrals, so please refer to our Resource page if you need help finding services.