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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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. 

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.