Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Brighton Center

09/29/2015 | Published by: Becky Tarwater

Brighton Center is one of three Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) centers in San Antonio.  They also have a childcare program for children with and without developmental delays.  “Precious Minds, New Connections” is another program Brighton offers that helps parents build skills based on five key points.

  1. Know what to expect from your child.
  2. Learn your child’s way of thinking.
  3. Learn positive discipline.
  4. Understand the roles of parents and children.
  5. Help your child become independent. 

Brighton provides support for families of children receiving special education services through “Special Education 101” parent training.  This is a three hour class (offered in English and Spanish) that teaches parents to understand ways to help their child.  The class helps parents learn how to be their child’s voice.  Parents also learn about special education law and how to talk with schools about their child. 

Special Education Support is another Brighton Center program.  Parents learn how to review their child’s  Individualized Education Program (IEP) paperwork and help to make good education plans. They can review assessments and/or help parents request an assessment for their child.  Brighton provides parents with contacts for community supports.

Brighton Center offers an annual Inclusion Walk.  The walk is stroller, walker and wheelchair friendly. The event includes a graffiti wall, face painters, exhibit booths, entertainment and more and happens in August. 

Support Brighton Center and the services they offer children with disabilities and developmental delays.   Visit Brighton Center for more information or call Brighton Center at 210-826-4492.  Don’t forget to check out the Find Services, Groups & Events page on this website, too.