When told that your child has a special need, your path as a parent is forever changed. You are now walking a road unplanned- that road is full of acronyms, providers, paperwork and often times feelings of confusion and loneliness.
VELA stands for Vibrant. Empowered. Limitless.Able. This is how they feel about the families they serve. In Spanish, it means "candle" representing light, brightness and opporuntity. Together, with the families, they can illuminate ability for the child, the family and within the community.
VELA knows that providing parents with brochures and websites is simply not enough to empower families on this new journey. Instead, they aim to build a community around them- while providing them with hands-on information, resources and support through their Family Empowerment Program: Weekly courses, Monthly Support Groups, Supportive Case Management and Family Fun Days!
VELA has served over 1,000 families through their programs and cannot wait to serve more- so that parents can have a community that celebrates and empowers them on this new path- through the parents, for the child.
4900 Gonzales St
Austin, 78702, TX
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Advocacy, Disability Specific, Emotional Support, Recreation, Sibling Activity, Special Education, Trainings|
|Spanish Services Offered?||Yes|
|Child Care Available?||Yes|
|Age Range||All ages, Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21, 22 and up|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||Yes|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||No|