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.
2921 East 17th St.
Building D Suite 4
Austin, 78702, TX
Lugar accesible: No
|Tipo de organización||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categorías||Advocacy, Disability Specific, Emotional Support, Recreation, Sibling Activity, Special Education, Trainings|
|¿Servicios ofrecidos en Español?||Yes|
|¿Boletín de noticias?||Yes|
|¿Cuidado de niños disponible?||Yes|
|Rango de edad||All ages, Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21, 22 and up|
|Categorías de discapacidad|
|¿Esta organización se pertenece a todas discapacidades?||Yes|
|Esta organización se pertenece a estos diagnósticos|
|¿Es un servicio estatal?||No|
|Nombre del contacto||Maria P. Hernandez|
|Numero de teléfono||512-850-8281|