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The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Transition Age Youth Project of Easter Seals Greater Houston

 

Services and support for persons, ages 16 - 27, who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Illness, designed to help youth become more independent and successful in their communities.  Services may include a combination of the following:

 

  • Social Skills Training provided by the Coffeehouse Program of the Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Social Motion Skills to help youth gain social skills critical to success in school, employment and the community;

 

  • Supported Employment provided by ESGH to help persons who want to go to work, find and keep a job with a future in their area of interest;

 

  • Summer internships for a limited number of participants with the assistance of Jewish Family Services and ESGH to help young persons gain valuable work experience while they are still in high school or college;

 

  • College classes at the Houston Community College VAST Academy to help beginning HCC students successfully complete their basic English or Math courses and to bridge the gap between high school and college;

 

  • BCBA Services provided by ESGH to assess functional behaviors and to recommend services and supports to assist persons with clinical needs;

 

  • Peer Supports to help young persons be more independent by giving them someone with shared experiences to talk to and seek advice from other than parents/service providers;

 

  • Referral Assistance by The Harris Center and ESGH to gain access to community resources for help in areas such as transportation, housing, education/scholarships, or finding a doctor;

 

  • Financial Coaching for youth and families, provided by ESGH, to help in planning for attending college, saving for a car or apartment, or helping their family buy a home;

 

  • On-line Driver's Education for a limited number of participants provided by ESGH in collaboration with SafeWay Driving;

 

  • Mobile Technology for a limited number of participants, provided by ESGH, will provide training, loaner devices and apps to help youth meet their goals in education and/or employment; and,

 

  • Electronic Recycling Training for a limited number of participants provided by ESGH in collaboration with CompuCycle including curriculum focused on generalized jobs skills building and specific training for a range of jobs in an electronics recycling business.

 

Supported Employment, Vocational Adjustment Training, and Pre-employment Training offered to clients of the Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services program. Persons receiving these services may have any disability and must be over 17 years old for Supported Employment Services and Vocational Adjustment Training, and between 14 and 22 years old for Pre-Employment Training.

 

Transition Program of Easter Seals Greater Houston -  5615 NW Central, C-106  Houston, TX 77092

Easter Seals Main Office - 4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081

Intake/Information: Jacquelyn Miller - Phone: 713-838-9050 ext 363 - Fax: 713-838-8098

Email: JPMiller@EasterSealsHouston.org

The Transition Program for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Mental Illness is funded through the generosity of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

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Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 

 

 

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