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

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

The Arc of Fort Bend County

09/21/2015 | Published by: Family to Family Network

The Arc of Fort Bend provides information about services. Their monthly support group meeting offers parents the chance to network and support one another.  The Arc also has two social groups for school age youth with disabilities.  

Their group is for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are learning to advocate for themselves.  Monthly meetings are held.  Meeting topics include job skills, self-determination and independence and more.

The Arc has an Education Advocate to provide advocacy training and to assist parents with Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings.  They also have an Employment Specialist on staff that assists with securing and maintaining employment for people with disabilities. 

The Arc of Fort Bend County also has a free annual conference for families. The 2015 conference and resource fair will be held on Saturday, September 26, at Dulles High School, 550 Dulles Avenue, Sugar Land, TX 77478 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

The conference offers families a way to learn to advocate for services for their child.  Topics include special education, behavior, transition and more.   Visit the resource fair to learn about services that may help you or your child.  Meet other families, make new friends and share ideas. 

For more information, check out the Arc of Fort Bend or contact Cheryl Sewell at cbsewell@arcoffortbend.org or call 281-494-5959.  For more upcoming events, remember to check this website regularly. 

The Arc offers services that improve the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities.  They also provide a base of support for their families.  What can the Arc do for you?