CAMPfest: FREE EVENT!- Sat. March 25th 11am-4pm

Join us for an afternoon in the Texas Hill Country!


CAMPfest is a free, family-friendly event, and is open to the public. 

Activities include face painting, archery, nature, outdoor cooking, 

arts & crafts, bounce house, caricatures, carnival games, 

tractor rides, and music recreation.


New to CAMP? Take a tour of our facility, attend a Question & Answer Session, and receive on-site application assistance.

You will also have an opportunity to visit with local agencies at the Resource Fair.  


Saturday March 25, 2017, 11 am to 4 pm

Camp CAMP, 515 Skyline Drive
Center Point, TX 78010
Lunch will be provided by Whataburger so please register online by clicking RSVP below so we know you're coming!
The splash pad will be open, so bring a bathing suit and towel!
(weather permitted)

Click here to download a CAMPfest flyer.


Summer Recreation Resource Fair- Sat. Feb 25 9-11 am

Featuring over 30 organizations (including ABA Center for Excellence, so come see us!) offering summer programs, respite, camps, support groups, recreation, and many more resources for kids and adults with special needs. 

Saturday February 25th from 9-11 am

Location:  The Arc of San Antonio, Pam Stephens Center, 6530 Wurzbach Rd., SATX 78240.

**No Registration required!!**

For more information please contact Brooke Kearney, 210-430-4300 ext. 122,

Dares, Drugs and Dangerous Teen Trends: February 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Are you really in the know about drugs, dares, and dangerous technology trends? This training is designed to increase drug, alcohol, and technology awareness for all members of the school community. Parents attending this training will learn the latest trends and will be amazed at the different ways our students are hiding drugs. You will also learn about dangerous apps and technology trends affecting the school community.
**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20th. **
 Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
This training will be provided via webinar. Please to receive the webinar link. 

Pathways to Adulthood: February 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.

This one-day training will help you prepare for your child’s life after high school.

Parents will learn how to plan NOW for quality of life in the areas of work, at home, medical services, friendship and supports, as well as having the opportunity to develop short– and long-term goals and the steps to carry them out.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13th. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.(Lunch Provided)

NOTE: This training is sponsored by Texas Parent to Parent and they prefer you register through them! To register for this training: go to A flyer in English and Spanish is attached for more information.

Bullying: Tips for Parents- Tuesday, February 7, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Never before in history have parents had to face so many challenges when raising their children.  Bullying is a serious issue and becoming more prevalent in schools today.  Learn the characteristics of someone being bullied and how to recognize signs of students who bully.  Bullying: Tips For Parents, will provide participants with early intervention techniques to help prevent bullying, which one day may save your child.                                                                                           

Tuesday, February 7, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                    

   **Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd. **

This training will be provided via webinar. Please email to receive the webinar link.

To register: Call Lori Williams at 210-370-5466 or email

Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs

Some apps have been recommended for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities. The apps have been arranged into four main categories: apps for dyslexic learners, apps for autistic learners, apps for the visually impaired and apps for learners with writing difficulties.  For those of you using Android a similar list will soon be posted. Stay tuned.

Click the link for a detailed list and information to download the apps you are interested in:

Servicing Military Youth - February Patriot's Express

This month’s edition includes:

·        Let’s Talk:  College and Career Readiness Night (K-12)

·        Read Across JBSA – Grab your hat and read with the Cat!

·        Homeschool Happenings

·        Training Tidbits

o   Helping Military Children Discover the S.P.A.R.C

o   ASM International Alamo Chapter – Materials Camp – Free Training for Science Teachers!

·        Class Connections

o   Become A Mentor

o   PCSing with School Age Youth

·        $cholarship $earch – Show Me the Money$$

·        JBSA Homeschool Contacts

·        Community Partner Highlight


o   KLRN – Learn & Play

o   Cardboard Kids – ChildSafe

o   Become An EFMP Respite Care Provider

o   Tappestry Conference – Creating A Culture of Empowerment

Click on the link below for  more information on these activities and events:

Free Rides for Veterans Every Day Alamo Call-a-Ride 4 Vets serves Veterans and Spouses!

Transportation can be a challenging barrier for many in accessing benefits and services in the Alamo region.  In support of mobility option for our community,  AACOG has partnered with the Texas Veterans Commission to provide free rides to Veterans and their immediate family members.  


Program Highlights:

1)      The program is at NO COST to the Veteran or family members and available to persons of any age and income level.

2)      Rides can be provided for a variety of purposes – medical appointments, VA appointments, social activities, family activities, etc.

2)    Veterans,  family members (spouses, children under 18, adult dependent children), and Surviving Spouses (widows/widowers) are all eligible for services.

3)    Even if a Veteran is not in need of ride assistance presently, if they rely on others for transportation they may wish to register NOW for the program in the case of their normal ride falling through.

4)    The program serves Veteran clients in the 13-county AACOG region: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina,  and Wilson.

5)    The program operates Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM (excluding holidays). No ride requests can be accepted after-hours. Five to seven days is requested if possible for scheduling rides.


To register for the program, please email:, or call: Toll-free (800) 960-5201.  For more information, visit


This  program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veteran’s Assistance (FVA). The FVA provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.”

Looking for Therapists!: BCBA and RBT

ABA Center for Excellence is hiring BCBA’s, Registered Behavior Technicians and noncertified behavioral therapists! ABA Center for Excellence provides a positive work environment with employee trainings, consultations and supervision that enable our staff to professionally grow and reach their highest potential while assisting individuals of all ages and capabilities to reach their greatest potential! ABA Center for Excellence strives to work on socially valid goals in naturalistic settings while utilizing a team approach for each individual client.


·         Competitive salary/hourly wage

·         Employee health and dental benefits

·         Paid time off

·         Meeting supervision requirements set by the BACB

·         Access to facility and therapy related materials

·         Collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team

·         Opportunity for growth within the agency

Responsibilities include:

·         Helping to develop and implementing behavior plans that include but not limited to targeting:

1.      Social Skills

2.      Communication Skills

3.      Toileting

4.      Feeding

5.      Daily Living Skills

6.      Academics

7.      Parent Training

8.      Staff and Caregiver Training

·         Maintaining records including client binders, data and graphing, session notes, etc. while maintaining to client confidentiality and HIPAA laws

·         Providing one on one ABA or Behavioral Support therapy

·         Providing services through a team approach

·         Assisting in conducting formal assessments (VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, ect) 

·         Practicing within the scope of the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct

Requirements / Qualifications:

·         Undergraduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Psychology, or related field or having the RBT credential

·         Preferred having background in ABA or working with challenging behaviors

·         Able to meet deadlines

·         Works well in a team

·         Accepts feedback willingly

·         Communicates effectively with families and community members

We are located at 3201 Cherry Ridge Dr. Ste. B205, San Antonio, Tx 78230. If interested please contact Dawn Garcia by email or phone 210-685-2266.H

The Benefits of Being Bilingual: FREE Training

Come learn all the benefits of being bilingual in a multicultural, multilingual society. This training will review services for English learners and help you discover the stages of second language acquisition.  You will also learn you can support your child and be an active participant in this journey to help meet the rigorous state standards and understand what you can expect to see at home and at school.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13th. **


This training will be provided via webinar. Please email and she can send you the webinar link when I receive it. 

Call For the Arts - Interpretations of What It Means to Be a Military Child

A great opportunity for our youth to showcase their many talents.  Call for the Arts allows thousands of military children - from all over the world, from every service, of all ages - to mail in their drawings, their poems, and their interpretations of what it means to be a military child.

Submissions are due Jan 27.

Artwork in the visual arts is featured at the MCEC Annual conference each year. It is utilized in the On The Move magazine, the annual calendar, the annual conference program, and other MCEC publications.

Writing, including essays, poetry, and short stories, is featured in the annual conference program, the On The Move magazine, the annual calendar, and other MCEC publications.

Film is considered for display at the Annual Training Seminar each year.

Suggested Topics Include:
. Parents/Family
. Transitions/Changes
. Military Lifestyle
. The Life Lessons You've Learned
. Teachers/School
. Cultures Experienced
. Wishes, Hopes, and Dreams

To download the Official Submission form or for further information please visit:

KLRN-Military Play & Learn Series - FREE for Military - Birth to Five

Happy Holidays!  Please pass on to families that may be interested!

KLRN has received another round of funding for their Ready, Set, Grow series featuring military families.  Here are some highlights:

*         It is a free program for military families that have children
birth to age 5 (Includes active, veteran, and transitioning).
*         It is a 10 week program. Families meet once a week, every week for
2.5 hours.
*         It is a school readiness program.
*         The sites vary in the community. Families meet at the same
location every week.

They will have 2 series coming up, each is reserved for 25 families, and it is a first come, first serve basis. The winter series will start Tuesday, January 10th, and be for 10 consecutive weeks. They already have 15 families enrolled! The Spring series will begin Tuesday, April 4th, and it will be for 10 consecutive weeks.
For more information on this initiative:

If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to reach out to Elisha Flores, Education Activities Coordinator, 210-208-8429

ICF Provider Fair

Intermediate Care Facility/ IDD Residential Services

Group homes in San Antonio with openings now for individuals waiting for HCS...and will not jeopardize anyone's place on HCS interest list. 

January 14th (Saturday) 10am-2pm

AACOG / Al J. Notzon, III Board Room, 8700 Tesoro Dr., San Antonio Tx 78217. **Free Parking***

If you have any questions please feel free to call Corinna Arauza 210-832-5031 or James Almauger 210-832-5033

The Distracted, Disorganized or Frazzled Child: How to Promote the Skills for Success in School and Life

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.


Executive Functioning skills are the “hidden curriculum” of life. These skills allow us to organize our thoughts and actions, manage time, control our emotions, remember details, and set and achieve goals. For most children, these skills develop as naturally as learning to walk or talk. For many others, it will take increased patience, attention, and instruction to learn these critical life skills.

This exciting, engaging training is designed specifically for parents, providing a foundation of information and understanding, as well as hundreds of practical tools and strategies for helping kids learn how to manage their attention, their emotions and their surroundings.

This training is practical, immediately useful, and provides 100s of tips, tools, resources, apps and strategies to begin helping your child create a more peaceful, productive school year!

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25th. **


Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.

Educational Specialist Program Manager, Family Engagement

Education Service Center, Region 20

1314 Hines Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78208

Ph: (210) 370-5431

Fax: (210) 503-6396

Upcoming FREE Parent Trainings held at ESC-20

To register: Call Lori Williams at 210-370-5466 or email

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Families Talking Together

Families Talking Together (FTT) is a parent-based program effective in delaying sexual initiation and preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school-aged youth. This evidenced-based program is designed to promote effective communication skills. Parents are given information and skills they can use to help their adolescent children form healthy relationships, set goals, employ refusal skills, and increase self-esteem. Parents also learn about their teen’s development, monitoring and supervision strategies, and how to build stronger relationships with their teen children. This training is presented by Healthy Futures of Texas. 

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10thth. **

Make a difference this Holiday Season

Make a difference this Holiday Season

We are currently accepting sponsors for our

Holiday Giving


Any Baby Can’s Holiday Giving Program matches members of our community with a deserving Any Baby Can family for the holidays. Many of our families go without the holiday basics in order to provide the essential medical care that their child or youth requires. As a sponsor, you can provide a family with gifts, decorations, holiday food, and much more!  

Welcome to Our Light The Night Walk Team Fundraising Page

Welcome to Our Light The Night Walk Team Fundraising Page

Thanks to dedicated people like you, funds raised from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night Walk help support the research of blood cancer treatments that save lives.

Without your efforts LLS could not fund the research of such treatments as targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them or immunotherapy drugs that use a patient's own immune system to kill cancer.

Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives not someday, but today.

Be sure to check our team Web site frequently to see our progress!

Thank you for bringing us all closer to living in a world without blood cancers!