SA Youth: YouthBuild

SA Youth is now accepting applications for Fall Cohort

SA Youth's goal is to help young adults discover their own potential and ambitions. We strive to get those minds thinking about more than just surviving but LIVING to the fullest. 

Come and discover your future. Our program is always FREE. 


  • 16-24 years old
  • In need of completing GED
  • Interested in obtaining certifications, workforce training, or leadership training
  • Low-income or receiving assistance 
  • Texas resident

For more information contact: 
Mrs. Zafiro Sanchez
Workforce Coordinator
210-223-3131 ext. 229

TamboFUNction Drumming

TamboFUNction Kids Drumming for social-emotional and pre-academic skills

Registration is now open! 
TamboFUNction Drumming is a FUNctional rhythmic adventure for ALL children in Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten and for older individuals with special needs.

All instruments will be provided. 
No prior musical experience is needed. 
Class is taught by Jorge Ochoa, Occupational Therapist

Examples of skills addressed using drums and percussion include:

  • Attention/focus
  • Impulse/self-control
  • Taking turns
  • Sharing
  • Communication reinforcement
  • Creative self-expression
  • Leadership
  • Confidence/self-esteem
  • Basic color/ shape identification
  • Prepositional/positional concepts
  • Sensory-motor skills
  • Numbers
  • Left/right discrimination
  • ...and FUN!

Note: These are not drum lesson classes. 
Please register ASAP. Class is limited to 10 participants. 

Dates: Mondays, 6:15-7, 6 sessions, 9/18/17-10/23/17

Cost: $49

Northside Independent School District
Adult & Community Education Learning Center
Portable 8B
6632 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, Tx 78238
Customer Service (210)-397-8100 (option 2) M-F 8am-5pm
Register at:

Health Matters

FREE WELLNESS PROGRAM For Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Health Matters Program is about taking Control of Your Health & Wellness

Participants will learn:

  • The benefits of physical activity & healthy food choices
  • How medications may affect your body, physical activity & eating habits
  • To monitor your heart rate & blood pressure during physical activity
  • To identify foods that make up a well balance MyPlate

Health Matters Program will meet at: 
YMCA at OP Schnabel Park (9606 Bandera Rd, San Antonio Tx 78250)
September 11- December 8
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Training: Improving Quality of Life for People with IDD

Improving Quality of Life for People with IDD: Infusing Trauma Informed Care and Positive Identity Development into Existing Supports

Hill Country IDD Regional Support Team has joined with the Hill Country MHDD Centers Trauma Informed Care Services Department and the Alamo Area Council of Governments to provide "Improving the Quality of Life for People with IDD: Infusing Trauma Informed Care and Positive Identity Development into Existing Supports" training in four locations during the months of June and July, 2017.

Although every one is welcome, this training is designed specifically for people who support individuals with IDD, but are not therapists (family members, service coordinators, teachers, nurses, etc.). The training includes the use of multiple tools developed by nationally recognized expert in IDD treatment, Karyn Harvey, PhD, to teach core concepts that lead to happier lives (and fewer problem behaviors). The skills taught in this training can be applied to all people. A section on self-care and caregiver resiliency is also included in this training.

Wednesday June 7th 2017: Gulf Bend Center, 6502 Nursery Drive, Victoria, Texas
Register at:

Wednesday June 14th 2017: Fredericksburg Law Enforcement Center, 1601 E. Main, Fredericksburg, Texas
Register at:

Tuesday June 20th 2017: Uvalde Civic Center, 300 E. Main Street, Uvalde, Texas
Register at:

Tuesday July 18th 2017: Alamo Area Council of Governments, 8700 Tesoro Drive, San Antonio, Texas
Register at:

For any questions please contact:
Cynthia Villarreal
512-558-2004 ext. 1521
(Fax): 512-392-1628

NAMI Basics Education Program

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role family plays in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties prior to age 13. 

NAMI San Antonio, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will once again offer its NAMI Basics Education Program at Clarity Child Guidance. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning May 2nd through June 6th from 6:30-9:00 PM. Please call the NAMI office at 210-734-3349 to register. 

Participant Perspectives: 
"This is such a great step by step program that walks parents every step of the way. It is as if you are holding their hand through it all."
"The course is inclusive of almost all aspects of child and family resources. I could have spent a lifetime getting all of this information on my own. I feel supported, strong and ready to go forward." 
"NAMI Basics bridges the gap. It provides help that can't be found in a doctor's office." 

Contact to register for NAMI Basics Class!!
Verna Lister
Education Director
510 Belknap Place
San Antonio, Tx 78212

Cyberbullying Workshop: What Can We Do? A Conversation for Parents and Teens

Because of the increased media exposure of our children, cyberbullying is more prevalent and powerful than ever before. It can have devastating consequences for the victims. While almost 50% of teens have been victims, only 1 in 10 teens tell their parents and fewer than 1 in 5 incidents are reported to police. Its why parents need to be vigilant. Please join us to learn more about cyberbullying and what you and your teens can do about it. 

-How to avoid cyber bullying altogether, healthy relationship habits
-What if you have been cyber bullied?
-What if you are the bully?
-What can parents do proactively?

Beth Confer, MA, LPC
Director of Community Relations at Clarity Child Guidance Center

Stephanie Peterson, MA, LPC
Manager of Community Relations at Clarity Child Guidance Center

Tues. May 2 @ 6-8PM
Last Chance Ministries
404 Brady Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207

Thurs. May 4 @ 6-8PM
Biblio Tech
3505 South Pleasanton Rd. 
San Antonio, TX 78221

Registration is open to all community members. Register today at

Summer Asperger Series with San Antonio Public Library

Asperger Syndrome: From Diagnosis to Independence

Throughout the Summer of 2017, Aspergers101 will offer an information packed series of programs on High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome at San Antonio's Main Public Library. This free Summer Series, in partnership with Sinclair Broadcasting and sponsored by HEB, focuses on understanding and excelling with High-Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome. Host, Jennifer Allen, Founder of Aspergers101, has assembled a well-known team of Autism experts in the medical and education fields, as well as those living successfully on the Spectrum. This panel of Autism experts will provide 4 live sessions to library patrons and livestream viewers in six other library branches, as well as online.

This summer series is groundbreaking and unique in its free availability to viewers in the public library system, and offering of a live Q & A after each session in which patrons can ask our expert panel questions pertaining to Autism and Aspergers. Check out the schedule below, and stay tuned for more information on how you can have access to this fantastic series!

Summer Series Schedule
Each session will take place the second Tuesday of every month. 

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Kids Day in the Park: Sat. April 22 10am-2pm

Kids Day in the Park with Katerina Kittycat from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Saturday April 22 10am-2pm
Rosedale Park
340 Dartmouth St., San Antonio, TX 78237

To kick off Week of the Young Child, KLRN is excited to be a part of Kids Day in the Park which will be held Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth, 78237. This family-friendly event promises to provide fun and educational activities for children ages 10 and under and will be held rain or shine. 

Kids Day activity booths include face painting, sensory stations, gross motor activities, science exploration, and arts and crafts areas. Entertainment will include dancers and musicians on stage throughout the day; mascot characters, including Katerina Kittycat from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.


Join us at Rosedale Park on Saturday, April 22nd from 10AM to 2PM. We will be there with our friend Katerina Kittycat from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood so make sure to stop by! 

Come and enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends at this FREE event! Kids Day is presented by KLRN Public Television and the San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children (SAAEYC). For more information, call 270-9000.

My Child Doesn't Talk: FREE Parent Training: Tues April 18th 9am-12pm

My Child Doesn’t Talk: The Next Steps: A Deeper Look Into Strategies for Children with Communication Needs

In this training, we will continue to build on the skills and strategies acquired during the first training of My Child Doesn’t Talk. These research-based strategies will address the language needs of children with developmental disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and others. We will look at preplanning for communication needs and how that looks as far as low tech and high tech devices. Parents will be given techniques to use in the home and in the community to aid in their child’s communication needs and enable them to acquire a higher level of skills.

Note: You do not have had to attend the first training to attend this one!

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14th. **

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

CARV: Alamo Call-a-Ride 4 Vets

FREE Transportation for Veterans, Spouses, Widows, and Widowers. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? An eligible person who has served in the US military, immediate family (spouse, under 18, or disabled adult living with the veteran) or Surviving Spouse who is in need of transportation (even just once). 

WHERE CAN I GO? The rides can be utilized for virtually any purpose within our 13 county Alamo region including: Doctor visits (not just to the VA), grocery needs, government office, trips to a senior center or community agency, FREE VIA bus passes also available.  

-Eligible person requests ride by calling 210-362-5254 or 1-800-960-5201 or email
-AACOG Staff assists the rider with: information needed to provide the ride (NO forms to fill out), verifying eligibility through VA ID or military Service documents
-Rider is approved and provided contact number for transportation provider in their area or assistance in scheduling a ride (allow 7-10 days to prior to ride request) 
-If eligible, ride is FREE (number of rides allowed is based on funding)

Call to sign up: 210-362-5254  or 1-800-960-5201 or email

Morgan's Wonderland Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday April 15th

$7 per person. Free for children 2 and under and free for special-needs. 

Hunts 9am-11am

Rides open at 11 am

Park hours 9am-5pm

Other activities: Photos with Joy the Butterfly, Face Painting, Bunny Hop Dance Party, DJ, Games

**Free Bag of popcorn with online purchase of ticket**

Please visit the website below to order your tickets.

Rtl & Section 504: Wed, Mar. 29 @9am-12pm

Parenting is one of those jobs that doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but we are here to help educate you!  In order for parents to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to work together as partners with our educators, parents must have the information to empower them.  This training will provide parents and community members with information about what promotes student success through the RtI and Section 504 process.  Please join us to learn how both of these services can help qualifying students receive support to help them reach success in their areas of need.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5466 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27th. **


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

Autism Community Network: "NIGHT OUT WITH THE MISSIONS" Apr. 15

Join us as we celebrate Autism Awareness Month with The San Antonio Missions Baseball Team.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 6pm. Nelson Wolff Stadium 5757 US Highway 90 West

Ticket Price: $25 includes admission for 1 and a t-shirt

Call 210-435-1000 to purchase tickets or visit

Autism Community Network MOVIE NIGHT: Apr. 2 @ 5pm

Join us on Sunday, April 2nd, at 5 PM, at the Palladium IMAX for Life, Animated and a question session with ACN's expert panel following the show.

Life, Animated
Rated PG

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. Rated PG for thematic elements, and language including a suggestive reference

Get tickets now at the link below:


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.


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: