Parent-Directed Treatment Project

FREE two hour webinar from Texas A&M Center on Disability and Development

  • Any caretaker of a child up to 22 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder can sign up! (Either formally diagnosed or as indicated by our screening tools)
  • You will be taught how to teach your child new communication skills
  • Offered monthly
  • You can sign up to receive individualized parent directed treatment
  • Online training sessions are available!

Join us today for the NEW Fall session! 

For more information or to participate, please complete the online application form at or contact the project coordinator, Ching-Yi Liao at

The ARC: Summer Fun in San Antonio July 17-21

July 17th-21st 8:30AM-4:30PM, Ages 16+

Monday, July 17th: 
Trip to Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, Lunch at Landa Park, Stop at Comal Springs

Tuesday July 18th: 
Toyota plant tour, Scobee Planetarium

Wednesday July 19th: 
Cruise the river (AM), lunch in food court at River Center Mall, Visit to the Alamo

Thursday July 20th: 
ZDT's Amusement Park

Friday July 21st: 
San Antonio Zoo, Tea Garden, lunch in the park, San Antonio Museum of Art

Programs start at 8:30am at The Arc of San Antonio, located at 13430 West Ave., San Antonio, Tx 78216 and end at 4:30pm at the same location. 

Summer Fun weekly fee is $420, which includes, all venue entry fees, transportation to and from each venue, three lunches, and a t-shirt. We will have a limited number of discount fee slots for low income families. 

Karen Pumphrey at 210-373-1504 for more information

The Arc of San Antonio
13430 West Ave. 
San Antonio, TX 78216

Youth Code Jam: Learn to Code Camp July 5-7th

Calling all kids! Get coding superpowers this summer at Youth Code Jam Learn to Code Camp

July 5-7th 10AM-1:30PM
River City Christian School
5810 Blanco Rd. 
San Antonio, Tx 78216

No previous coding experience required. Best for upper middle through high school ages. 

Geek out with us this summer at River City Christian School as we teach neurodiverse young people how to make computers do cool stuff. 

COST: $275
Register online at
Space is limited. Priority registration ends May 19.

CODE JAM Sat. May 20th 1-4PM

Registration is now open for Low Sensory Youth Code Jam!! 

This jam has been designed for students with high functioning autism and Aspergers and those with social and sensory challenges. However, we welcome all special needs students and their parents. 

Saturday May 20th @ 1-4PM
Launch SA @ Central Library, 600 Soledad
Cost: FREE

For more details and registration go to:

Very limited space so register soon! Also do not forget to check out their inclusive summer camps at

Real Lives, Real Needs: Family Resource Fair Apr. 20th 6pm-8pm

FREE Event for all ages

River City Christian School
5810 Blanco Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216 (Follow the signs on campus to the Cafeteria)

Featuring connections for: Sports, speech therapists, fun classes, counseling, reading support, social skills groups, school uniforms, technology classes, recreation, summer camps, etc. 

Guests will include: RCCS Summer school, RCCS Powerline, A.I.M., Spark Assessment Center, Chatter Pals, Developmental Interventions LLC, Stone Oak Therapy Services, Youth Code Jam, Uniforms Plus, Forever Hope Counseling, We Rock the Spectrum Gym, Social Communication and Counseling Service LLC, Greater Learning, Stone Pathways Counseling Services LLC, YMCA Youth Development Programs, and many more. 

Parenting in the Digital Age: Wed. May 3rd, 9am-12pm

Our children's access to technology can both empower and endanger them. Come to this training to learn what to look out for as parents in your child's digital interactions. What is reasonable in usage? How do you find out about apps, games and websites? Should children and teens have social media accounts? How should you handle cyberbullying?

You will leave this training with practical advice and tools to assist you in your role as a 21st Century parent!

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1st. **

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

Autism 101: FREE Parent Training Wed. April 26th, 9am-2:30pm

This training provides parents an overview of specific instructional and visual strategies that directly impact their child’s academic and behavioral success. With a clearer understanding of the characteristics of autism, parents will explore new possibilities to support their child with autism.  Parents will have the opportunity to develop materials for implementation with their child.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24th. **

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

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.

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.