Resources

Below are Resources for your family located in the Crossroads Area.

 

MISSION:The mission of the Arbor program is to provide a personalized learning environment to special needs students age thirteen and older. We believe in leading our students into our communities with the life skills necessary to become integral and productive citizens. The Arbor program: Arbor at the Crossroads, is officially a branch of Crossroads Christian School.

GOALS:

  • Provide a welcoming and appropriate setting that enables the individual student the opportunity to grow and develop their academic and personal goals.
  • Meet the unique needs of each individual student thru small teacher to student ratios
  • Offer customized, student specific educational plans
  • Develop independence thru basic life skills
  • Build and expand skills needed in the community and job environment
For more information, please contact the Program Director: Lara Parker 361-676-6495 and you can visit their website http://www.arboracademyvictoria.org
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For more information, please contact them at 361.576.0884, email them @ info@branchoftherapy.com

or visit their website @ http://www.branchofhopetherapy.com/

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Building Kid Steps

For more information, contact them at buildingkidsteps@gmail.com

 at their Victoria office @ 361.578.2257 or contact them at their Cuero office @ 361.277.6527

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Devereux

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas Victoria

120 David Wade Drive,

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2666

Victoria, TX 77902

1 (800) 383-5000

http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tx_victoria

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Golden Crescent Workforce Disability

http://www.gcworkforce.org/disabled

Golden Crescent Workforce Development Board dba Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent
120 South Main, Suite 501, Victoria, Texas 77901
(361) 576-5872

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For more information visit their website at http://www.gulfbend.org/ or call the Victoria office at (361)575-0611 or (800)421-8825

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Pine Street Art Classes

These classes take place each Saturday during the school year.   They are FREE Art Classes!!!

Check back for details… classes will resume again in Fall of 2017!!!

 

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      Region III Education Service Center

http://www.esc3.net/

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                                                                                                                                               Social Security Disability

https://www.ssa.gov/disability/

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Tara Laging M.S CCC-SLP
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Private Speech Therapy in your home or your child’s school/daycare!

OR

HIPPOTHERAPY/Equine Assisted Therapy incorporated in to traditional speech, language, and feeding therapy!

HIPPOTHERAPY is AMAZING! Sessions are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as most Saturday mornings!

Tara has provided Hippotherapy/speech therapy sessions with children diagnosed with a wide range of conditions including ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, TBI, Learning Disabilities, Expressive and/or Receptive Language Delay, Articulation Disorder, Apraxia, Selective Mutism, Angelman Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy to name a few.

The unbelievable benefit of equine movement is PRICELESS!!!

For more information, please contact Tara Laging M.S CCC-SLP, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST @ 361-648-3243

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Teacher’s Toolbox

The Teachers Toolbox is proud to support Autism Awareness in the Crossroads Area. We offer a variety of fidget items such as spinners, cubes, pencils to name a few
for adults and children of all ages. In addition to the Fidget items we also carry a variety of sensory items such as textured stress balls, monkey noodles, gel water beads, etc.. We can help you with ideas on how to make your own items from common household items. We also offer Early Learning Resources such as flashcards, books, and picture card/charts to name a few. Die cut and laminating services are available to add your personal touch to your own ideas. Come visit our store or website at http://www.theteacherstoolbox.com for more products, tools and ideas.

Visit us at 2910 N. Laurent
Victoria, TX 77901
(P)361-575-8665
(F)361-578-6888

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TEAM P.A.C

PAC- Calhoun County’s Parent’s of Autistic Children Support Group

Established: November 9, 2007

Open to:  Parents, grandparents, siblings, caregivers, close friends &family members of a child or adult with Autism in Calhoun County and surrounding areas.

Focus of group: To offer, first & foremost, emotional support for families burdened with the hardships that come with raising a child with Autism. Focusing on Autism Awareness &  Acceptance within the community & local schools. To provide resources, tools, information, & connections. If we don’t have the answers, we will try & find someone with them. To build friendships: Social Skill outings/play dates for the children & their families. We do a monthly lunch date for parents to catch up. Private help with preparing for school related meetings or services. All of our contacts have received advocacy training & have either attended the Autism State Conferences yearly or have presented a workshop. Another main focus of our group is to provide free Autism Safety Training to all our local first responders as well as hospitals, schools, churches, & families of individuals with Autism. Stacey & Peter DeForest are first responders. Jessica has also participated with Stacey in Autism Safety Training at state conference level. PAC sponsors an annual Autism Warrior Moms photo shoot each year.  We also participate in “Light it up Blue for Autism” for our local community as well as the Autism Celebration held at our local school district.

Group Contacts

  Port Lavaca/Point Comfort area: Jessica Witt~ call 361-482-7160 or email jessiray76@yahoo.com

Becky Vargas~ call 361-746-2390 or email rebekah422000@yahoo.com

Bianca Salinas~ call 361-834-6271 or email biancasalinas48@gmail.com

Seadrift/ POC area: Stacey DeForest~ call 361-920-1127 or email staceydeforestphotography@gmail.com

Group email:  CCPACSG@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook!

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The Riding Therapy Center (RTC) of Victoria is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and was founded in 1989 by Hank and Judy Gillespie.  The RTC is honored to serve the Victoria and surrounding communities with its Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) program for individuals with disabilities, special needs, or mental illnesses.

Therapeutic Riding is an Equine-Assisted Activity and Therapy (EAAT) with the purpose of improving the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with disabilities through the teaching of horsemanship skills.


As a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Premier Accredited Center, The RTC provides a unique and effective form of therapy to children (ages 4 and up) and adults with various special needs, disabilities and mental illnesses.  Every aspect of the lesson is done with or while riding the horses and is tailored to the individual rider’s goals and abilities.
 
To enroll, contact Michelle Olsovsky at TheRTCOffice@gmail.com, or call 361-578-8182.  Check out our website for more information:  www.TheRidingTherapyCenter.org

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The Vine School is a private school for children ages two through eighteen diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related communication disorders. We believe in creating a customized learning environment and specialized teaching methods to meet our students unique needs. Fore more information, contact Erin Hatley, Executive Director361-212-8463 and visit their website www.thevineschool.com 

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     Turtle Wing Foundation was founded in 2011 by DeeAnn Hooper in memory of her son Jackson Allan Hooper who passed away on April 5, 2011 of a viral-like syndrome of unknown origin.  Jackson was diagnosed with high functioning autism at the age of six and due to various academic and social skill supplemental services was able to find success as an elementary student.  Inspired by his life, Turtle Wing received its 501c3 status on September 12, 2012.  The mission of Turtle Wing Foundation is to help children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential.  Turtle Wing programming strives to help children “grow wings and fly.”  Turtle Wing helps children with all learning challenges, not just autism.  The service area of Turtle Wing Foundation is Fayette, Lavaca, Colorado and surrounding counties.  Key programming areas for Turtle Wing includes Early Intervention, Supplemental Services and Community Education & Advocacy.  For more information contact Managing Director, Susie Shank, at 979-505-5090 or visit http://www.turtlewingfoundation.org

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University of Houston-Victora Disability Services

University North Suite 214H
Phone: 361-570-4287
Fax: 361-580-5504

https://www.uhv.edu/disability-services/

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Victoria Challenger Little League

Contact Krystin Ortiz 361-920-0711 or Wendy Hughes 361-218-0048 for more information.
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Victoria College Disability Services

Victoria College
Karen Friedel
Disability Services
2200 E Red River St
Victoria, TX 77901

Phone: (361) 572-6411                                     Fax: (361) 582-2525
E-mail: Karen.Friedel@VictoriaCollege.edu

 

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Other websites to check out for your family for more resources….

https://www.navigatelifetexas.org

https://www.elks.org/enf/programs/StateProject.cfm?vhpID=8041  special needs camp right outside of Gonzales