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  • Nicolle Reyna, MS CCC-SLP

    < Back Nicolle Reyna, MS CCC-SLP Speech Language Pathologist Nicolle Reyna holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Texas Woman's University, a BA in Psychology from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a special education teaching certificate from Region 20. Nicolle was a special education teacher for 13 years in Edgewood ISD and San Antonio ISD where she developed a passion for helping students reach their maximum potential with the mindset that ALL children can learn. Prior to ACN, Nicolle worked in Early Childhood Intervention ( ECI) for 10 years where she enjoyed meeting and working with so many wonderful children and their families. Nicolle is passionate about empowering parents and caregivers with the tools they need to help their child learn and grow since they know them best! When Nicolle is not devoting her time to her career, she can be found cheering on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (fan by marriage) and the San Antonio Spurs with her husband, daughter, and two dog children, Theo and Bentley. Nicolle is a proud mom of a 21 year old neurodivergent daughter and loves to face time across the miles with her 5 year old neurodivergent niece. (210) 435-1000

  • Jennifer Cleveland, PhD

    < Back Jennifer Cleveland, PhD Licensed Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Cleveland received her degree from the University of North Texas. She has worked in various settings (and states!) throughout her career including community mental health, the pediatrics department at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, and the school health program through Montefiore Hospital. She has always loved to work with children and adolescents and has a special passion for evaluations and neuropsychological testing. In 2015 Dr. Cleveland became a faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in New Jersey, where she served as the administrator for a program providing support for autistic college students. After four years at FDU, Jennifer decided it was time to get back to Texas and began working at UTSA’s former Counseling and Mental Health Services from 2019 – 2021. She left in 2021 to begin private practice full time where she particularly enjoyed evaluating and providing treatment for autistic adults. Jennifer served on the executive committee of the Bexar County Psychological Association as their Early Career Psychologist representative and wrote her first book chapter in 2022 in the book titled, Postsecondary Transition for College- or Career-bound Autistic Students. She joined ACN's clinical team in August of 2023 and is excited to contribute to the organization. In her free time, she loves going to music concerts with her husband, relaxing with her two teen children at home, reading, travelling, watching any good Netflix series (more recently The Lincoln Lawyer, Triptych, and Suits), and doing SPENGA workouts! (210) 435-1000


    < Back MONEY MANAGEMENT & ESTATE PLANNING About Financial Services Our money management and estate planning resources provide information on financial planning and estate planning providers for individuals with autism and their families. These resources can help families plan for the financial future of their loved ones with autism and ensure they have access to the resources they need. MONEY MANAGEMENT & ESTATE PLANNING A Amazing Home Care 210.979.6022 1325 N. Flores, Ste. 114, SA TX 78212 Special match savings program for people with limited income. Helps build futures. Also includes program for buying a vehicle. LiftFund 1-888-215-2373 Web: Small business loans. AXA Advisors Jeffrey Moore 713.402.6400 E-Mail: 8000 IH 10 West, Ste. 750, SA TX 78230 Carol Bertsch – The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch, PC 210.892.4555 Web: E-Mail: 4950 San Pedro Ave., SA TX 78212 Long-term Care Planning, Estate Planning, Probate, Special Needs Trusts Catholic Charities 210.222.1294 Web: EMail: 202 W. French Place, SA TX 78212 Legal Services including immigration, wills and advanced planning services, guardianship, and legal aid. Offers a money management program that is designed to prevent the exploitation of disabled or elderly adults who are at risk of losing their independence due to their inability to manage their financial affairs. Cheryl McMullan 210.212.4076 111 Soledad, Ste. 300, SA TX 78205 Estate Planning, Guardianship & Medicaid Coalition of Texans with Disabilities 512.478.3366 Web: E-Mail: 1716 San Antonio St., Austin, TX 78701 Estate and family planning/trust Disability Benefits Assistance 210.732.6078 814 W. Euclid, SA TX 78212 Assist with applying for disability Heard & Smith, LLP Web: Social Security Disability Law ................................210.820.3737 10715 Gulfdale St., Ste. 100, SA TX 78216 Inheritance and Guardianship Law .......................210.904.3200 9601 McAllister Frwy., Ste. 620, SA TX 78216 Jim House 210.821.6863 8526 N. New Braunfels, SA TX 78217 Estate Planning, Guardianship K.T. Whitehead 210.930.4300 Web: 3004 Nacogdoches Rd, SA TX 78217 Estate Planning, Guardianship & Medicaid, Certified Elder Law Attorney Symmetry Financial Services, Inc 210.477.7140 Web: E-Mail: 19230 Stonehue, Ste. 4200, San Antonio, TX 78258 Financial planning for people with special needs. Previous Next

  • SAPD cadets learn how to respond to incidents involving people with autism | Acn Home

    < Back SAPD cadets learn how to respond to incidents involving people with autism Tiffany Huertas Apr 2, 2024 SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio nonprofits have teamed up to create a training program to help San Antonio police cadets better understand autism spectrum disorders. Any Baby Can of San Antonio, a local nonprofit serving families with children and youth facing serious health or developmental challenges, is part of the group behind the program. Robert Peaden, director of Autism Services at Any Baby Can San Antonio, said it teaches cadets how to respond to incidents involving people with autism. “What they look like when it comes to recognizing from level one to level three on that spectrum. And then after that, after about two hours of instruction there, we do about two hour instruction of the response phase,” he said. Peaden has a passion for helping parents navigate autism spectrum disorder. His son Logan was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was two years old. “My son was diagnosed at two years old at Triple Army Medical Center in Hawaii when I was in the United States Air Force,” Peaden said. Peaden’s love for his son brought him to the program. “I would describe my son as the nicest person you’ve ever met in your life,” Peaden said. Any Baby Can San Antonio teamed up with the nonprofit Family ADDventures to start the program last year. “My mission is to keep children with autism out of the school to prison pipeline,” said Nicole Santiago, CEO of Family ADDventures. Santiago is passionate about this training and explains the reason it started. “One of my clients was unlawfully arrested and I filed a complaint and we had a meeting and the police were open to us coming in to train,” Santiago said. San Antonio Police Department officials say every cadet class is now taking the trainings. “We talk about different sensory needs. Different communication needs. So, for example, I have communication boards I use. So sometimes if someone becomes with their anxiety, they become non-speaking, they can use the board to point to what they want to say,” Santiago said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about 1 in 36 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. “Autism is a developmental disability or disorder that is diagnosed in childhood, and it affects communication chiefly, it also affects social skills, sensory processing,” Adrienne Gaither, director of caregiver empowerment at Autism Community Network said. The Autism Community Network also played a big role in the program and is involved in the training. “I think the most important strategy is to be open minded and also to take a step back when they encounter a person with autism and really think about what accommodations can be made. How they can read the communication of someone who might have a communication impairment. And also to draw on the training that we’ve providing and not to be scared of that call,” Gaither said. “The training is super helpful because it helps develop a level of competency in our new officers. These are cadets preparing to become officers serving the community, and it helps them to develop relationships and to learn how to interact with really all people from our community,” Jeremy Spencer, police officer at SAPD and instructor at the training academy said. April is National Autism Awareness Month and KSAT community is partnering with Any Baby Can to help raise awareness. Tune in for the KSAT Community “Town Hall: Understanding Autism”, hosted by Tiffany Huertas. You can watch live at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 through the KSAT+ streaming services. Also, Any Baby Can San Antonio is hosting its 20th Annual Walk for Autism on April 20, 2024 at Palo Alto College. Watch Autism Community Network's Director of Caregiver Empowerment, Adrienne Gaither, work with other community nonprofits to educate the SAPD about autism here: Previous Next

  • CHILDCARE | Acn Home

    < Back CHILDCARE About Childcare Services Our childcare resources provide information on finding high-quality childcare options for individuals with autism. These resources can help families find providers who are trained and equipped to support children with autism and provide them with the care they need. CHILDCARE PROVIDERS Brightstar Kid Care 210.377.3355 Web: 7410 Blanco RD, Ste. 200, SA TX 78216 We offer flexible sick-day childcare and sitter services and pediatric home care; including a wide range of home care services for children with special needs. Our clinical caregivers are experts in well-baby and newborn care. Our in-hospital companions give family caregivers a respite break and peace of mind that their child is being looked after when in the hospital. Brighton Center 210.826.4492 Web: 14207 Higgins RD, SA TX 78217 Bright Beginnings Child Care Center: NAEYC Accredited Center, curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each child based on his/her developmental level; ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Family Endeavors 210.208.5700 Web: 535 Bandera RD, SA TX 78228 This agency provides a myriad of programs including Fairweather Programs; Supportive housing; job training; employment; case management; and supportive services provided to individuals and mothers with disabilities and their children. Children & Youth Services; Licensed after school programs; childcare & learning centers; and summer day camps. Joy Learning Center - Child Care 210.736.2552 250 Sherwood Dr, SA TX 78201 JLC provides quality childcare for children diagnosed with Autism between the ages of 18 mos. - 12 yrs. Specialized in early learning intervention and individualized instruction for children with language and learning disabilities. Low Page 39 staff to child ratio and staff holds degrees in occupational and speech therapy; psychology and ABA. Mi CASA 210.561.7660 Web: 8601 Cinnamon Creek, SA TX 78240 A day program for school age students, from 6:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. Respite Care of San Antonio – Daycare 210.737.1212 Web: Christ Episcopal Church, 605 Belknap Pl., SA, TX 78212 Families may bring their children (6 wks. To 5 yrs.) with special needs and complex medical conditions, Monday - Friday from 7:30pm – 4pm (extended care 4pm -6pm); non-disabled siblings (up to the age of 5) welcome. Study Hall Learning Center 210.615.0565 Web: Multiple Locations Summit Christian Center 210.402.0565 Web: 2575 Marshall RD, SA TX 78259 Summit offers many different programs dependent upon the age of your child. They offer a nursery for ages 2 months to 3 years; a King’s Court - ages 4 to 1st grade; Elevate - grades 2nd through 5th; Emerge - grades 6th through 8th; The X - grades 9th through 12th and other young adults programs. They also offer divorce care for children of divorced parents; which includes a program to help kids deal with the hurt caused by the separation; provides special needs Sunday school classes with a trained staff. Also offers Parents and Challenges Support Group and field trips for children ages 2 to 18. CHILDCARE REFERRAL & RESOURCES City of S.A. - Head Start 210.206.5500 Web: 1227 Brady Blvd, SA, TX 78207 Family Service Association - Smart Start 210.299.2400 Web: E-Mail: 702 San Pedro, SA, TX 78212 Provides consultants who assist with connections to local child care resources and community agencies, as well as national agencies and information; SMART START Connections is a network member of the National and Texas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Association (NACCRRA and TACCRRA) and the national Child Care Aware system. Basic services are no charge. Online Child Care Search Web Only Web: Spectrum Sitters, LLC 512.777.2676 Web: E-Mail: Serving Central Texas; Texas Association of Child Care Resource Specialized Sitters for Special needs children. Provide both on call sitters, as well as long term sitter referrals. Texas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies 210.299.2424 Web: 702 San Pedro Ave., SA TX 78212 Assists in locating a network of childcare resource and referral agencies serving communities throughout Texas; includes help for childcare for children with special needs. Texas Department of Family & Protective Services 210.333.2004 Web: Provides an online search of all Texas licensed facilities including center-based childcare and home-based childcare. Database is searchable by location and programs provided, such as special needs care, acceptance of childcare subsidies and transportation. Inspection reports of facilities available online. Previous Next

  • Donate | Acn Home

    < Back Donate Every donation makes a difference. We're reaching out to you with an open heart and a shared vision for a brighter, better world. Today, we invite you to become a driving force behind the change we all wish to see. Your support, in any amount, can create ripples of impact that touch lives, uplift communities, and foster progress. Whether it's a small contribution or a larger gesture, every donation is a stepping stone towards positive transformation. Let's build BIG futures together. Let's get started


    < Back SUPPORT GROUPS About Support Groups Support groups can be a valuable resource for individuals with autism and their families. Our resource library provides information on local support groups, online communities, and peer support options. SUPPORT GROUPS Any Baby Can’s Autism Services 210.227.0170 Web: 217 Howard, SA TX 78212 Any Baby Can’s Sibling Support Group 210.227.0170 Web: 217 Howard, SA TX78212 Group is for children 6-14 years of age and meets on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm, September through July of every year. The group is led by a trained facilitator and volunteer and free, light meals are served. This is a time for siblings of children with special needs to socialize, play games and participate in structured discussion focusing on issues related to having a sibling with a disability. Autism Society of Central Texas 1.512.479.4199 x1 Web: The Autism Society of Texas offers support groups, advocacy, educational and recreational events in support of its mission: Improving the Lives of Those Affected by Autism. Autism Speaks - Autism Response Team 1.888.288.4762 Web: E-Mail: Autism Response Team coordinators are specially trained to connect individuals and families with information, resources and opportunities. Call or e-mail for more information on community outreach services, grants, local resources and age-related resources (diagnosis/early intervention, school-age/youth, young adults and adult services). Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas 210.736.4847 Web: 205 W. Olmos Drive, SA TX 78212 Offers support groups for children and teens, ages 3 to 24, and their families or caregivers who have lost a family member; offers seven different support groups that meet twice a month. The Center also provides training, crisis intervention, counseling peer support, and consultation services to individuals, schools, churches, and community agencies of all kinds; fee-based, one-on-one counseling also available. Epilepsy Foundation of Central& South Texas Family and Parent Support Group 210.653.5353 Web: 8601 Village Dr., Ste. 200, SA TX 78217 Provides information and referral, community education, outreach and support services, advocacy, employment services, seizure clinics, summer camps and support group meetings, free counseling services. MELD Special (Mutual Enrichment through Learning and Discovery) 210.692.0234 Web: 4507 Medical Dr., SA TX 78229 MELD Special focuses on the daily challenges of raising a child and address the impact of an illness or disability on childrearing and family life. Discussions are geared to concerns faced by all parents, rather than medical information. MoCAA (Moms Connect About Autism) 210.845.3395 Web: E-Mail: MoCAA’s mission is to connect every mother raising a child with special needs and provide support by creating a social and interactive community focused on HOPE (Helping Ourselves Physically and Emotionally). All interactions are based on a philosophy of empowerment, encouragement, and compassion. No mom should go it alone. There is no membership fee. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 210.734.3349 Web: 6800 Park Ten Blvd, Ste248-E , SATX, 78213 E-Mail: The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Offers support, education, advocacy, and research for people living with mental illness. San Antonio Asperger’s - Online Support Group Web: This group is designed for families of the San Antonio area who have children diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome; Autism; Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) or Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). This group will share information; stories; questions; and provide individual support for each other. Texas Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities (TAAID) 210.262-6740 Web: 6914 Wurzbach RD, SA TX 78240 Proactively responding to the needs of the parents of young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities requiring support; guidance; assistance; training; and personal advocacy; to promote long term services; health and happiness for their special adult. Support group for parent with adult children who have special needs. Families are encouraged to prepare and educate themselves regarding long-term care services and supports. Information is shared about social security; Medicaid; medical waivers; care providers; and other resources within local and state agencies. In person support group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 2pm - 4pm. (Location is subject to change). The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas 210.349.4372 Web: 1127 Patricia Dr., SA TX 78213 The mission of the DSASTX is to provide services and support for children and adults with Down Syndrome and their families in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. The DSASTX provides opportunities for families to foster friendships and mutual support through information workshops/conferences, community-based social activities and educational programs. Previous Next


    < Back FUNDING & MEDICAID WAIVERS About Waiver Services Our funding and Medicaid waiver resources provide information on funding and support programs available to individuals with autism and their families. These resources can help families access financial support for necessary services and supports. FUNDING & MEDICAID WAIVERS AACOG, Alamo Local Authority for IDD 210.832.5020 Web: 8700 Tesoro Dr., Ste. 160, SA TX 78217 Provides Eligibility Determination (autism is a related condition), service coordination for General Revenue Services and Texas Home Living program, enrollment into the Home and Community-Based services program, In-Home Family Support Program and admissions into Intermediate Care Facilities-MR and State Schools Bluebonnet Trails Community Services 844.309.6385 Web: 1009 North Georgetown St., Round Rock, Texas 78664 A family-centered approach to teaching individuals’ skills necessary to succeed in the home, school and community (Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Lee, Travis, and Williamson counties). Camino Real Community Services 210.357.0300 Web: P.O. Box 725, Lytle, TX 78052 Early Childhood Intervention Services, Mental Health Services, Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services. Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) 877.438.5658 Web: Click Here Provides home- and community-based services such as respite care, nursing services, adaptive aids/supplies, home modifications and other related services; long interest lists. Disability Benefits Assistance 210.732.6078 814 West Euclid Ave, SA TX 78212 This program offers assistance and information for people with disabilities who are applying for benefits. Hill Country MHDD Centers 830.792.3300 Web: 819 Water Street, Ste. 300, Kerrville, Texas 78028 Providing mental health, individual developmental disability, and substance abuse, services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country (Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde, and Val Verde counties) Home and Community Based Services (HCS) 210.832.5020 8700 Tesoro Dr., Ste. 160, SA TX 78217 Intake application: Click Here About: Click here HCS is a Medicaid waiver program that supplies services and supports to Texans with an intellectual disability (ID) or a related condition so that they can live in the community. HCS services are intended to supplement rather than replace services received from other programs, such as Texas Health Steps, or from natural supports, including families, neighbors or community organizations. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) 1.800.772.1213 Web: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally run benefits program that provides aid to people who are unable to achieve gainful employment due to a permanent disabling condition. SSDI is financed by the Social Security tax. Therefore, any person that qualifies as disabled according to the definition provided by Social Security Administration (SSA); and who has paid Social Security taxes long enough to achieve sufficient work credits; can qualify for SSDI. Social Security Disability Insurance; also known as SSDI or SSD; provides income to individuals no longer able to work because of a physically or psychologically restrictive disability. SSDI is funded by payroll taxes and does not depend on the recipient’s income level; as it is based solely on work history and the degree of disability. Supplemental Security Income; or SSI; offers monetary assistance to low-income individuals who are at least age 65; blind; and/ or disabled. SSI pays cash benefits to supplement the cost of food; clothing; and shelter. Provides Medicaid coverage and monthly cash assistance to eligible individuals; eligibility is based on citizenship status, financial status and disability. TX Dept. Of Aging & Disability Services-Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) 1.877.438.5658 Web: Click Here The program provides services to support families caring for children and young adults who are medically dependent and assist with the transition of children in nursing homes. Services include: Adaptive aids; adjunct supports; minor home modifications; financial management services; respite services; transition assistance services and more. To qualify, applicants must have a child with a disability less than 21 years of age; be a U.S. Citizen or an alien with approved status who lives in Texas; be low income and eligible for Medicaid; must meet the medical necessity determination for nursing home care and cannot be currently enrolled in another waiver program. Call to get on the interest list. Previous Next


    < Back ADULT & TRANSITION AGE SERVICES About Adult & Transition Age Services As individuals with autism transition into adulthood, they face new challenges related to employment, independent living, and social engagement. Our resource library provides information on services and programs designed to support adults with autism, including day programs, vocational training, supported employment, and social skills groups. We also provide information on legal and financial planning options for families preparing for their loved one's transition into adulthood DAY PROGRAMS The Arc of San Antonio - Life Enrichment 210.490.4300 Web: 13430 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216 6530 Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78240 Beach House Arts Day School 210.549.0067 Web: 114 N. Ellison Dr. #403 Serving both teens and adults with IDD. CALAB Activity Center 210.647.0191 Web: 6470 Heath RD., San Antonio, TX 78250 Vocational Program, Day Habilitation, HCS Services and other services offered. Educare Community Living Corporation 210.979.7009 3700 Belgium Lane, SA TX 78219 Business Office & Day Habilitation Helping Hands – UUMC 210.696.1033 Web: 5084 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230 Helping hands is a part of the special needs ministry at University United Methodist Church. Helping hands is a pre-vocational day habilitation program that serves higher functioning adults with special needs who need a place to grow, develop skills, and establish life-long friendships. Helping Hands offers daily tasks and activities to adults who have intellectual and developmental challenges. Homelife And CommunityServices; Inc 210.736.3334 Web: 2401 Wilson Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78228 A Home and Community Based Services (HCS) provider agency; must have Medicaid and be registered through AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) to qualify for services with this agency. Offers community support; day habilitation; respite; employment assistance; individual competitive employment; dental and nursing services; physical therapy; dietary services; counseling and day habilitation summer camp; serves Bexar County residence of all ages. Mission Road Ministries - Adult Programs 210.924.9265 Web: 8706 Mission RD, San Antonio, TX 78214 Mission Road Ministries provides residential; day service; employment guidance and vocational programs for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD). To qualify for assistance; individuals must have a diagnosed IDD and have Medicaid. Private pay is also an option for Non-Medicaid clients; to request assistance; call Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Mother Earth Adult Daycare 210.691.1778 Web: 8464 Barron RD, SA TX 78240 Mother Earth Adult Day Care is a non-residential facility providing exceptional health care services to Adults 18 and older, Individuals with medical and mental health needs, those requiring daily nursing intervention. Medicaid constituents who have a disability are qualified. Private pay is also accepted. RMI (Reaching Maximum Independence) 210.656.6674 Web: 6336 Montgomery Drive, SA, TX 78239 HCS/ICF-MR/Private Pay Life Enrichment Center SAFIRE (San Antonio Fitness, Independent and Recreational Environment) 210.236.7662 Web: 11111 Iota Dr, SA, TX 78217 No more sitting around all summer wondering what is available for your individual with intellectual disabilities age 14+. Each day SAFIRE will offer large group recreation games, individual workout programs and a social experience like no other; must be able to function in a 1:8 ratio of staff to clients and participate in small group games appropriately. Cost: $125.00 weekly. Summer Camp: Daily Weekly or Monthly Enrollment, extended hours available. SA Life Academy 210.382.1247 Web: St. Andrews UMC 722 Robinhood Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 Relationship building, academics, community involvement, sound mind and body and expressive creativity. For applicants 18 years and older. Seniors 2000 210.435.1800 Web: 4396 Callaghan Rd. San Antonio, TX 78228 VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS Easter Seal Rehabilitation Head Injury & New Beginnings Program 210.614.3911 Web: 2203 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229 San Antonio Lighthouse 210.533.5195 Web: 2305 Roosevelt, San Antonio, TX 78210 Vocational services for visually impaired Southwind Fields 210.526.1567 Web: 6851 Citizens Parkway Suite 224 San Antonio, TX 78229 The Southwind City Locals program is designed for men and women of a wide variety of abilities. Whether living in their own place, or at home with a caregiver, a Southwind Local Advisor will come to them. If living at home is what's best for now, we'll help build skills to reach new levels of independence towards tailor made goals. City Locals already living in the community, may stay in their current place of residence, should they choose to do so. Those moving to the area, or who would like to relocate, may reside in an affordable Southwind partnership apartment complex, maintaining their own lease agreements, while enjoying the fellowship and community of living alongside other Southwind City Locals. City Locals receive basic case management services from our City Local Advisors, who will check in several times weekly to assess health & safety of the living environment, bus training (if appropriate), assistance with assuring bills are paid on time (if applicable), and the offer of assistance for financial management, employment search and retention (if applicable), medical needs, personal care, and independent living skills training. Workacccess, Inc 830.714.9280 Web: Oak Meadow Methodist Church 2740 Hunters Green, San Antonio, TX 78213 Youth and adult program provide work training and placements, with selfemployment support. Early childhood program for children with special needs. Previous Next


    < Back CAMPS & RECREATION About Camp Services Our camps and recreation resources provide information on recreational programs and camps designed for individuals with autism. These resources can help families find opportunities for their loved ones with autism to socialize, learn new skills, and have fun. DAY CAMPS Center for Health Care Services-CALIDAD Youth Program 210.261.3700 227 W. Drexel, SATX 78210 Vocational Program and Day Habilitation Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer; programming 8:30a – 2:30p, however, drop o ff available as early as 7:30a and pick up as late as 4:00p. Serves age 8-21. Children’s Association for Maximum Potential - C.A.M.P 210.671.5411 Web: PO Box 27086, San Antonio TX, 78227 515 Skyline Drive, Center Point, TX 78010 Summer camp for Adults and Children with disabilities; Parents’ Night Out and Family Day-Out Programs, weekend respite winter and spring; for children with any type of disability; non-disabled siblings are welcome. Small Hands Big Hearts Pediatric Therapy 210.305.4144 Web: 404 Racquet Club Blvd. Bedford, Texas 76022 In-Home sensory integration therapy, camp, and Parent’s Night Out activities. Except most major insurances and Medicaid. Special Reach 210.784.7478 Web: E-Mail: 6851 Citizens Pkwy, SA TX 78269 Special Reach is a respite program that provides summer enrichment programs and after-school clubs where children with special needs, ages 6-18, can foster independence by building social skills, improve physical fitness, and developing healthy outlets for stress reduction through structured, fun activities. Kids and Teen Party Nights! 6:30-9:30 PM on Friday nights, siblings (6 years & older) are welcome. SENSORY FRIENDLY RECREATION AMC 210.228.0351 Web: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205 AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to o ff er unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly. Animal Botanical Special Needs Summer Camp 210.536.1400 Web: E-Mail: 555 Funston, SA TX 78209 This multi-themed, five-day camp is for youth ages 7-19 with special needs. Animal Botanical activities include education on animals and plants living in the garden, crafts, recreation and music; camp activities take place in the Garden and the air- conditioned Auld House; weekly Saturday classes available. There are two camps available, one for ages 7-12 and the other ages 13-19. Hours are 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. Pricing for garden members is $172 and for non-garden members it’s $190. Register online. Call Timothy with any questions. Barshop Jewish Community Center 210.302.6820 Web: 12500 NW Military Hwy., SA TX 78231 Offers two different four-week, inclusive camp sessions for children ages 5 and older, with different sessions. Each day campers will learn from our Red Cross Swim Instructors as well as weekly arts & crafts, drama, music, Israeli culture, sports, nature, and small group and all-camp activities. Kabbala Shabbat will be celebrated every Friday. DoSeum 210.212.4453 Web: 2800 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209 Your child's curiosity knows no bounds and there are no limits to what they can do. The DoSeum Beyond Limits is our revitalized program created to meet the needs of all of San Antonio's children, no matter how big or how small those needs may be. At The DoSeum Beyond Limits, we create a peaceful environment of inclusivity that supports children of all needs—providing a spectrum of possibilities as diverse and vibrant as the children we serve. Take a break from the chaos of everyday life and enjoy an afternoon of quality time with new opportunities and accommodations specialized to support your family's needs. It is our mission to serve as a place where every child can play & learn—empowering them to excel beyond the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary. IFly 210.762.4359 Web: 15915 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78257 All Abilities Night at iFLY is a unique event that makes the dream of flight a reality for those in the special needs community. This program has been custom designed for those with physical and cognitive challenges to create an environment of support and inclusion, while focusing on making what seems impossible, possible. If you have someone in your life that is unable to participate in able-bodied activities but still wants to be challenged and push their limits, this is the perfect event to join. Magik Theatre 210.227.2751 Web: 420 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205 The Magik Theatre o ff ers sensory-friendly performances for patrons on the autism spectrum or with other cognitive disabilities. During a sensory-friendly performance, house lights are kept on, sound levels are lower, audience members are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance, a designated quiet area is provided, outside snacks are permitted, and audience numbers are kept smaller, to o ff er an experience that will be both enjoyable and comfortable. Morgan’s Wonderland 210.495.5888 Web: 5223 David Edwards Dr., SA TX 78233 Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, encompasses 25 acres of accessible rides, attractions and activities for every one and all are welcome! Santikos Entertainment 210.201.2622 Web: Silverado, Rialto, Mayan Palace, Embassy & Casa Blanca 1ST & 3RD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 6PM (Auditorium opens at 5:30pm) Santikos Sensory Friendly Screenings is a specially designed movie experience to serve guests with intellectual special needs or other challenges, who seldom get to attend a movie night out. The auditoriums feature brighter lighting, lower sound, shorter previews and most importantly it provides an accepting environment for families needing extra accommodations. San Antonio Aquarium 210.310.3210 Web: 6320 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX 78238 Call for details regarding specific dates and times of sensory friendly events. We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym- San Antonio 210.659.9330 932 Coronado Blvd., Universal City, TX 78148 Our gym provides children with a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Services include: Open Play, We Rock Care, Classes, Birthday Parties, Private Play Dates, Special Events and Field Trips. SPORTS CAMPS SAFIRE (San Antonio Fitness, Independent and Recreational Environment) 210.236.7662 Web: 11111 Iota Dr., SA, TX 78217 No more sitting around all summer wondering what is available for your individual with intellectual disabilities age 14+. Each day SAFIRE will o ff er large group recreation games, individual workout programs and a social experience like no other; must be able to function in a 1:8 ratio of staff to clients and participate in small group games appropriately. Cost: $125.00 weekly. Summer Camp: Daily Weekly or Monthly Enrollment, extended hours available. SPORTS PROGRAMS All American All Star 210.204.6620 E-Mail: 5902 Sunrise Bend, SA TX 78240 All American All Stars Contact: Helena Delgado Any Body Can 210.227.0170 Web: E-Mail: 217 Howard, SA TX78212 Any Body Can is a daily exercise program designed specifically for people with unique learning abilities. Any Body Can strives to promote optimal health, physical fitness, and inclusion of individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and more) through the o ff erings of recreational fitness, fitness exploration, support and education. Your child and family will receive weekly visits from Adaptive Fitness Specialists, consultations from a Physical Therapist, dietician visits for nutrition education, Any Body Can Exercise Kit, Wellness Navigator/Journal, and an Individualized fitness agenda. The Any Body Program is available to all families with a school- aged child diagnosed with a developmental disability. All services provided are free of cost, and we serve residents in Bexar and Comal counties. Autism on the Seas Web Only Web: Group and individual travel (cruise) for adults and families dealing with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and all cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities Barshop Jewish Community Center 210.302.6820 Web: E-Mail: 12500 NW Military Hwy., SA TX 78231 Offers soccer, basketball, tennis, tee-ball, aquatics, flag football, fencing, soccer; also offers individual and family memberships. We offer an inclusive summer day-camp program for child with special needs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas 210.225.6322 Web: 10843 Gulfdale St., SA, TX, 78216 For more than 100 years; Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network; Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful; monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”); ages 6 through 18; in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting e ff ect on the lives of young people. Boy Scouts of America 210.341.8611 Web: 2226 NW Military Hwy, SA TX 78213 Contact: Pilar Colon-Martin Alamo Area Council-583 Brunswick Thousand Oaks Bowl 210.654.0031 4330 Thousand Oaks, SA TX 78217 O ff ers Saturday morning bowling league for individuals with disabilities Busy Bodies 210.545.2840 Web: 11985 Starcrest Dr., SA TX 78247 A learning center providing services for children including the development of fine and gross motor skills, balance, ocular motor control, attention span, self-esteem, and social skills. Challenger League Baseball—McAllister Little League Web Only Web: Baseball specifically designed for children and teenagers ages 6 to 18 with physical or mental challenges; played on fields at McAllister Park. All players are matched with a buddy. Program relies on volunteers for buddies and parent coaches. Eva’s Heroes 210.694.9090 Web: Social and recreational programs for teens/adults with intellectual special needs. This program is geared towards ages 14 and older. George Block Aquatic Center 210.397.7500 Web: Contact: Kenny Gonzales E-Mail: 7001 Culebra RD, SA TX 78238 Swimming lessons for children and adults o ff ered through Swim America. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas 210.349.2404 Web: Contact: Resource Center 811 N. Coker Loop Rd, SA TX 78216 Gymnastics of San Antonio 210.696.9699 Web: 5500 Babcock RD, Ste. 110, SA TX 78240 Dance Infinity SA 210.684.4149 Web: 7943 Mainland Dr., SA TX 78250 Contact: Gwen Melo Dance classes ages 2 thru adult Kinetic Kids 210.748.5860 Web: E-Mail: PO Box 690993 San Antonio, TX 78269 Our mission is to provide unique experiences through physical and creative activities in a supportive environment to children with special needs who may otherwise be excluded. Our sports and recreation programs are designed to encourage mobility and activity, foster courage and confidence, and boost self-esteem and pride, which all lead to the joy our Kinetic Kids feel when they achieve new possibilities that were previously unimaginable. We currently serve San Antonio, Schertz and New Braunfels with seasonal recreational programs, monthly competitive programs and one-day events. Little Daily Planner Web: Making your Kid’s Day Brighter - San Antonio’s brand new interactive resource for quality kids events and activities Find great things to do in San Antonio’s most comprehensive kids’ event calendar, browse our kids’ directory for a list of indoor play areas, party services, theatre and movie schedules, outdoor attractions, child friendly restaurants, and much more; ideas for at home activities enjoy printable coupons from local businesses and join our online forum to exchange experiences and ideas with other local families. Martial Arts Personal Development Center 210.675.0838 Web: E-Mail: 1305 SW Loop 410, Ste. 239, SA TX 78227 The Miracle League of San Antonio, Inc 210.225.6666 Web: 926 Chulie Dr., SA TX 78216 (Office) Provides individuals ages 3 to 21 with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member of an organized league. Northeast Youth Soccer Organization Liberty Soccer Club 210.372.8563 Web: E-Mail: P. O. Box 17931, SA TX 78217 Special Teams: 210.650.9307 Contact: Terry and Jackie Thompson Soccer for youths with special needs; played spring and fall at McAllister park SAFIRE 210.236.7662 Web: No more sitting around all summer wondering what is available for your individual with intellectual disabilities age 14+. Each day SAFIRE will o ff er large group recreation games, individual workout programs and a social experience like no other; must be able to function in a 1:8 ratio of staff to clients and participate in small group games appropriately. Cost: $125.00 weekly. Summer Camp: Daily Weekly or Monthly Enrollment, extended hours available. San Antonio Area 20 Special Olympics 210.530.9898 Web: 45 NE Loop 410, Ste. 180, SA TX 78216 O ff ers women, men, and children with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competitions in Olympic-style sports; o ff ering more than 22 individual and team sports, including aquatics, track and field, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, figure skating, flag football, golf, gymnastics, kayaking, powerlifting, roller skating, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon and volleyball; provide quality training and well-matched sporting events. Young Athletes Program ages 2 – 7 years old WEEKEND & SUMMER CAMPS Camp Blessing Texas Website: Physical Address: 7227 Camp Blessing Ln, Brenham, TX 77833 Camp Blessing is an ACA accredited residential Christian summer camp that has served children and adults with special needs since 2006. We offer love, acceptance, and fun for our campers through a wide range of accessible and adaptable camp activities. We have designated weeks throughout the summer for campers ages 7-15, 16-24, and 25+. We want all of our campers, regardless of ability, to experience the joy of summer camp in a Christ-centered camp environment. Camp Buckaroo 713.208.0543 Web: Multiple Locations, Based in Houston A week-long day camp for children with disabilities ages 6-14 and their siblings to attend together. Volunteers work one on one with a camper and act as their buddy all week at camp developing a strong bond! Each day has a di ff erent theme like “A Day at the Beach” or “Under the Big Top” and all sports; music; crafts; and group games are geared towards the theme for the day. We offer five sessions of Camp Buckaroo so volunteers and campers can pick a week and location that fits their schedule. Camp hours are from 9:30am-3:00pm each day. Camp CAMP 210.671.8112 Web: PO Box 27086, SA TX 78227 Residential camping sessions are available during the summer & weekends for eligible children. Whether you're new or a returning applicant - Keep in mind that a full online application for each CAMPer, with required, supplemental paperwork, must be received to qualify for a camp session placement. There are additional camp sessions that adults can participate in. There are two adult sessions for ages 22-50 (with no aggressive behavior), and two sessions for those specifically with autism. The first is for both boys and girls, ages 5-21. The second is boys only, ages 5-30. Payment during an online registration does not guarantee a session placement; residential-week long during summer; Weekends-September thru May. Camp for All 713.686.5666 Camp Phone: 979.289.3752 Web: Mailing Address: 10500 NW Frwy, Ste. 220, Houston, TX 77092 E-Mail: Houstono ff Multiple Campsites within South Texas E-Mail: Offers week-long camp sessions during the summer, and day and weekend camp programs and retreats in the spring and fall; Camp for All works in partnership with a variety of user groups. Camp for All provides the facilities, leadership, and specially- trained sta ff to administer its programs and the user groups who attend bring their own knowledgeable leaders, medical team, and volunteers who also play major roles in the success of their group’s visit. Activities include aquatics, archery, baseball/softball, basketball, biking, challenge/ropes courses, fishing, horseback riding, nature/environmental studies, canoeing, kayaking, and soccer. Go to “Find A Camp” on the Camp For All website and contact the non-profit organization that best suits the challenge, directly for information. Camp Summit 1.972.484.8900 Web: 17210 Campbell RD., Ste. 180-W, Dallas, TX 75252 Week-long summer camps for campers with various disabilities. Family weekend camps for children and adults. Cost is dependent on yearly household income. Charis Hills Summer & Family Weekend Camps 940.964.2145 Web: E-Mail 498 Faulkner RD, Sunset, TX 76270 A Christian weekend camp o ff ering educational seminars for parents and recreational activities for kids; families come together for activities and recreation as well. Charis Hills is a Christian, coed residential summer camp specifically designed to help kids with learning di ff erences find success. We welcome kids with ADHD, LD, Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and PDD. We offer one and two week sessions with the option of "piggy backing" sessions to make a three week (or longer) stay. We provide exciting and fun camp activities in a Christian atmosphere. Campers will participate in a daily education program instructed by an experienced teaching sta ff . Our focus is on building self-confidence, social skills, and independence in a loving environment. At Charis Hills your child will experience healing, education, and growth. We are located in beautiful Sunset, Texas, just west of Dallas/Fort Worth. Contact us today to reserve a spot for your child, camp space is limited. Dominion Summer Camps 210.698.2288 Web: E-Mail: 3 Dominion Dr., SATX 78257 Choose from Mighty Muscles, Action Adventure Camp and Tennis/Golf opportunities. Children with special needs (higher functioning) are welcome if they can attend independently. Weekly Sessions June – August ages 3.5yrs to 18yrs. Down Home Ranch 888.926.2253 Web: E-Mail: 20250 FM 619, Elgin, TX 78621 A residential camp for children, ages 13 and up, and adults who have mental disabilities. Respite weekends are available in the non-summer months. Week-long sessions are available during the summer. Epilepsy Foundation 210.653.5353 Web: 8601 Village Dr. Ste. 220, SA, TX 78217 Camp Brainstorm for children ages 8yo – 17yo diagnosed with Epilepsy. Please, call or check website for dates. Rockport Texas bus will leave from SA Eva’s Heroes 210.694.9090 Web: 3526 George RD., Ste. #110, SA TX 78230 Visit the website for information on weeklong summer destination camps. Eva's Heroes Enrichment Program provides an inclusive environment for individuals 14-21 years of age to interact and learn with their peers, helps adolescents and young adults increase their ability to function independently and allows individuals to learn the value of teamwork. Marbridge Summer Camp 512.282.1144 Web: 2310 Bliss Spillar Rd, Manchaca , TX 78652 8 one-week camps for individuals ages 16-30 years old with an intellectual challenge who are independent in all of their daily living skills and are mobile. Mission Road - Soar Summer Program 210.334.2432 Web: 8706 Mission Rd., San Anotnio, TX 78214 Ages 6-17 One for Autism, ABA Summer Camps 210.680.8737 Web: Olga B. Vasquez-Silva, M.A. 1216 W. Avenue, SA TX 78201 Various schedules available; call for details Sea Camp Adventures 409.740.4525 Web: P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553 Galveston Sea Camp is a week-long residential adventure exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments for campers ages 10-18 with and without disabilities (Like Asperger’s; Autism and more). As a Sea Camper you will have access to research vessels; oceanographic equipment; laboratory facilities; and a professional sta ff enabling you to learn about the ocean through hands-on experiences. The prices for camp range on age and which camp they want; from $875 to $950 and covers Room, Board and Food. They offer this program internationally; registration starts in late November for camp and financial aid. If you have any question you may go online and email them or call. You also go online to register. Special Reach 210.784.7478 Web: E-Mail: special.r P. O. Box 690215, SA TX 78269 Held at: ARC of San Antonio 6530 Wurzbach RD., SA TX 78240 Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 19291 Stone Oak Pkwy, SA TX 78258 Special Reach is a respite program that provides summer enrichment programs and after-school clubs where children with special needs, ages 6-18, can foster independence by building social skills, improve physical fitness, and developing healthy outlets for stress reduction through structured, fun activities. Kids and Teen Party Nights! 6:30-9:30 PM on Friday nights, siblings (6 years & older) are welcome. Starfish Social Club 210.303.4433 Web: E-Mail: 11230 West Ave., SA, TX, 78213 Social groups, academic support, and summer camp for students of all ages with learning di ff erences, which includes autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, etc. Stone Oak Therapy Services 210.798.2273 Web: 1020 Central Pkwy. South, SA TX 78232 (281 & Bitters Rd) Intensive (up to 100 hours) Summer Camps for Reading, Math, Writing and Social Skills including Aquatics, Swimming Lessons and team building camps offered by Physical Therapists certified in Aquatics Therapy and with expertise in behavior management. All insurances accepted except Medicaid. Texas Elks Camp and Texas Elks Grants for Special Children 830.875.2425 Web: E-Mail: Texas Elks Children's Services, 1963 FM 1586, Gonzales, TX 78629 Texas Elks Camp is a summer camp for Texas children with special needs between the ages of 7 and 15. The Camp is a member of the American Camping Association. Texas Elks Grants for Special Children is a program to provide funding to enhance the lives of Texas children with special needs. YMCA 210.246.9622 Web: 3233 N. St. Mary’s, SA TX 78212 O ff ers summer camps and day camps for kids during the holidays. Scholarship programs are available. (other locations, too) Previous Next

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