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The STEARs (State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry) program is a free registry for Texans of any age who need additional assistance during an emergency event due to a disability, functional and access need, or lack of transportation for evacuation.

STEAR registry information provides local emergency planners and responders with information about the needs of individuals in their community.

Registrants must re-register every January to ensure accurate and up-to-date information is available to emergency planners and responders.

All the information provided will be kept entirely confidential. Registering in STEAR does not guarantee specific service during an emergency.

To register:

  • Click here to register online. (To set up an account, choose Public or Health Care Provider as appropriate.)
  • Dial 2-1-1 or use your video phone relay options to contact 211 at 877-541-7905 (Texas Information Referral Network).
  • Click here to download the Individual Registration Form. (Completed forms can be faxed to 866-557-1074 or emailed to [email protected].)

Who should register?

  • People with Disabilities
  • People with access and functional needs such as:
    • People who have limited mobility
    • People who have communication barriers
    • People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
    • People who require transportation assistance
    • People who need personal care assistance

Free

24/7
Updated within the last 5 months.

This service delivery option allows recipients of eligible programs to manage the delivery of a range of services including attendant care. This delivery option gives participants more flexibility in their schedules, and greater freedom to select attendants and to structure their pay.

For CDS contact information – click here

Updated within the last month

NaviLens is a technology developed to empower people who are blind or have low vision and allows them to independently navigate unknown places by translating visual signage into audio messages. The technology consists of two mobile phone applications and a multi-colored QR-style code.

The codes can be:

  • Detected from up to 50 feet away
  • Read and detected within a second
  • Read unfocused even when the user is unaware a code is within range
  • Read from an angle of 160 degrees
  • Read in all light conditions
  • Provide the user with real-time bus information or any other information stored in the code
  • Provide the user with accurate orientation to the code
  • Provide audio or text messages in 33 different languages and utilize the user’s preferred phone language setting to deliver the message.

Click here to learn more

Connectivity Resources
  • Assistive Technology
Updated within the last 2 months.

Case Managers direct families to many Any Baby Can program and help link families to many local and state programs. All Any Baby Can services are offered at no cost - regardless of income - to families who have a child birth through 17 years of age with a chronic illness, disability, developmental delay, or health risk and who reside in Bexar County or one of the surrounding 18 counties.

Any Baby Can is a provider of the Texas Department of State Health Services-Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. 

 Please click here to get started now!

The child must reside in either Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Real, Uvalde or Wilson County.

Free.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Laura Loya
(210) 227-0170
Updated within the last month

We have innovative technologies that assist visually impaired patrons in utilizing the digital programs we offer.

For use outside of the library:

  • iPads are available for check out for up to six weeks. These iPads are capable of using Siri, and have a VoiceOver function to open up the apps we offer, such as Hoopla (music, movies, audiobooks), Mango Languages, or cloudLibrary (ebooks and audiobooks).

For use within the library:

  • Focus 40 Blue Wireless Braille Display, which connects to computers, iPads, and phones using Bluetooth, allowing navigation through documents and applications using the latest Braille technology.
  • The Braille Display also converts text to both contracted braille and un-contracted braille. This text is displayed on a Perkins-style keyboard, which makes it simple to read, as it follows along, mirroring word for word at your own pace.
  • The Pearl Portable Reading Solution is essentially a camera on a folding post, which brings visually impaired patrons convenient portable access to any reading material they bring to BiblioTech. The folding camera opens easily and connects to a PC using a USB port, and works with OpenBook Software.
  • OpenBook software takes an exact picture of the material, whether it be a book, a newspaper, or a magazine, using the Pearl Portable Reading Solution. It mirrors the image using the Pearl Scanner and reads aloud word for word. OpenBook will adjust the speed and tone of the reader, as well as the size, fonts, and color of the text to make your reading experience more comfortable.

Additionally, we provide:

  • Magic Large Print Keyboard, with much larger keys than a standard keyboard.
  • JAWS (Job Access With Speech) software, which is a screen reader for Windows that works with most computer applications.
  • Magic Zoom, which magnifies the screen so you can zoom in to the desired screen size. Each innovative tool comes with its very own braille instructions, which are available to patrons upon request.

Visually impaired.

Connectivity Resources
  • Device Lending
  • Assistive Technology
  • Free Computer Use
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Updated within the last 2 months.

Assistive Technology Training

Through our Technology Evaluation and Training Program, people who are vision impaired are trained on the latest technology available, enabling them to participate in academic, employment, and independent living environments.

Contact us if you are interested in learning to use any of the following devices:

  • eSight
  • OrCam
  • e2
  • Patriot

With “state of the art” technology, Vibrant Works can provide demonstrations, evaluations, and training on the following:

  • Touch Typing
  • 10-Key
  • Large Print
  • Speech Recognition
  • Note-Taking Devices
  • One-Handed
  • Keyboards
  • Hardware & Terminology
  • Operating Systems
  • Screen Readers
  • Braille Displays
  • Scanning Software
  • CCTVs (All types)

For information call 210-531-1547

People experiencing vision loss

Connectivity Resources
  • Assistive Technology
  • Computer Skills Classes
Tech & Training Program
(210) 531-1547
Updated within the last 2 months.

This program offers group residences, day services, transportation, employment services, medical services (including nursing, dental, and physician services), and professional therapies. People receiving ICF services are typically eligible for adaptive equipment directly through the chosen Medicaid Managed Care Plan.

 

Capacity: 10

Elisa Gonzalez Send email
(210) 241-4867
Updated within the last month

CST provides wraparound services, which have been a best practice for many decades, and treats the whole client as an individual, a member of a family, a part of a culture, and a survivor of repeated trauma, in a culturally competent manner.

Counseling
Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment with individual, group and family therapy: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused approaches.

Medical care
Diagnosis, treatment, pain reduction, wound care, physiotherapy, prescriptions.

Social Services
Clients with their case managers, set and achieve goals, obtain basic needs, ESL, and housing stability, leading to self-sufficiency.

Forensic Reports
Clinical evidence

Training
Training those who are interested in providing services to survivors.

APB Education Program
Employment skills inventory and community college easy-entry programs

Friday: 1:00 PM-7:00 PM or by appointment
Updated within the last week

The goal of Deaf Ministry is to provide Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons and their families access to the Catholic Faith in order that they may participate in all aspects of parish life including worship, the sacraments, religious education and ministry to others.

Deaf Ministry also assists parishes in identifying needs and making plans to achieve accessibility goals.

Deaf Ministry also hosts workshops throughout the year such as "Interpreting for Catholic Weddings, Funerals, and Other Special Occasions."

The following parishes provide deaf interpretation at services:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Sunday 10:00 AM  210-651-6811
16075 N. Evans Rd  Selma, TX 78154

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina - Sunday 10:30 AM  210-497-6101
3843 Bulverde Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78259

St. Francis of Assisi - Sunday 11:15 AM   210-492-4600
4201 De Zavala Rd San Antonio, TX 78249

St. Leo the Great - Sunday 12:00 PM   210-533-9108
4401 S. Flores St San Antonio, TX 78214

Angela Mauer Send email
(210) 734-0754
Video Phone
(210) 305-5689
Updated within the last 4 months.

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

This program offers group residences, day services, transportation, employment services, medical services (including nursing, dental, and physician services), and professional therapies.

People receiving ICF services are typically eligible for adaptive equipment directly through the chosen Medicaid Managed Care Plan.

Capacity: 12

Elisa Gonzalez Send email
(210) 241-4867
Updated within the last month

This program offers group residences, day services, transportation, employment services, medical services (including nursing, dental, and physician services), and professional therapies. 

People receiving ICF services are typically eligible for adaptive equipment
directly through the chosen Medicaid Managed Care Plan. Most importantly, ICF services are immediately available for people with active Medicaid eligibility and an official determination of an intellectual disability or a related condition with no wait and is NOT a Medicaid waiver program.

Capacity: 6

Elisa Gonzalez Send email
(210) 241-4867
Updated within the last month
6.14 miles away, 8126 Broadway, San Antonio, TX, 78209 , D10

Financially assists deaf educators with classroom accommodations, supplies and equipment, outreach inclusion, and training and conference fees.

Click here for registration and a list of FAQS.

Eligibility:

Educators/administrators of deaf/hard-of-hearing children/teens ages 0–22 (high school completion)

  • Who teaches music and arts
  • Who teaches core subjects, most especially reading and language arts
  • Those who have facilities, supplies, and resources but need additional resources for classroom enrichment

Aid the Silent considers applications for financial support from educators who work with deaf/hard-of-hearing children/teens ages 2-18

  • On necessary independent speech therapy sessions or American Sign Language lessons
  • On language acquisition and literacy
  • In the study and performance of music
  • In the research and creation of the arts
  • Are willing to work in collaboration with Aid the Silent to retrieve data
  • Are eager to report Aid the Silent on the pre-and post-program implementation to ensure its success
Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Emma Faye Rudkin
Updated within the last 4 months.
6.14 miles away, 8126 Broadway, San Antonio, TX, 78209 , D10

Provides financial assistance for communication resources such as hearing aids, assistive communication devices, sign language lessons, speech therapy, etc.

Eligibility:

  • Between the ages of birth and 22 years old (while in high school)
  • Medically diagnosed with hearing loss
  • Must prove financial hardship

Click here to apply for resources.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Emma Faye Rudkin
Updated within the last 4 months.

Hummingbird Hospice employs the most highly skilled care team to tend to patients' needs and requests. Patients of all ages experiencing the final stage of life will benefit from the specialized services of our interdisciplinary team, such as physician orders and plan of care review, registered nursing visits, certified nurse aide visits for assistance with daily living, medical social workers, spiritual counselors, and trained volunteers. 

Click on each link below to learn more

Our Services include:

  • On-call Hospice Support
  • Pain Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Medication Coordination
  • Registered Hospice Nurses Visits
  • Nurse Aid visits
  • Hospice Team visits
  • Volunteer visits
  • Bereavement Services

Click here to learn more about our services

24/7
Updated within the last 3 months.

For a medically complex child or adult, the transition from hospital to home can be a difficult one. Our mission is to make this process smoother and less overwhelming by assisting with everything from coordinating the discharge process with the hospital case manager to settling in after returning home. No matter your situation, having the right help in place can make a world of difference to you and your family.

24/7
Updated within the last 3 months.

We offer pediatric home care services — including pediatric nursing and personal care support services — for children covered by Medicaid programs, the Katie Becket Waiver, private insurances, or private pay. We specialize in caring for patients with:

  • Tracheostomies
  • IV Therapies
  • Tube Feedings
  • Wound Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Endocrine Diseases/ Disorders
  • IDD Individuals
  • Quadriplegic/ Paraplegic
  • Cardiac Defects
  • & Other Complex Needs

Click here to apply for services.

24/7
Updated within the last 3 months.

Our Private-Duty Nurses are equipped with the skills to accompany your child to school if it is required by a physician. School nursing services can be added to your child’s plan of care and the nurse assigned can help your child with physical tasks, such as:

  • Accompanying the child on the school-provided transportation
  • Providing medical care during the school day such as:
  • Medication administration
  • Tracheostomy and ventilator care
  • Additional care ordered by a physician
  • Assisting a child with classroom activities
  • Serve as the child’s care advocate

Click here for more information.

24/7
Updated within the last 3 months.

Advanced Care Partners entered the adult care market when our patients started to age out of the pediatric programs we serve. Every family that transitions from caring for a medically complex “child” to caring for an “adult” understands how challenging this time can be. As our children age, they often require more specialized and intensive care. We build strong bonds with our families that last a lifetime, just like the care we provide. From birth to adulthood, we are your partner for in-home adult care every step of the way.

Nursing Services
We offer nursing services (also known as private-duty nursing) for medically complex patients through the Medicaid COMP and NOW waiver, private insurance, and private pay. We provide care for:

  • Neurological Disorders
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Technology Dependent: Oxygen, Tracheostomy, Ventilator, Feeding
  • Tubes, Monitors
  • Other Complex Disorders and more
24/7
Updated within the last 3 months.

This program offers group residences, day services, transportation, employment services, medical services (including nursing, dental, and physician services), and professional therapies. People receiving ICF services are typically eligible for adaptive equipment directly through the chosen Medicaid Managed Care Plan.

Most importantly, ICF services are immediately available for people with active Medicaid eligibility and an official determination of an intellectual disability or a related condition with no wait and is NOT a Medicaid waiver program. If ICF services are chosen, people will not lose their place on the HCS waiting list.

Capacity: 6

Elisa Gonzalez Send email
(210) 241-4867
Updated within the last month

Services for students with disabilities are available on every campus. Except for a small population, most students with disabilities attend their home campus. A wide variety of services and levels of support are provided on each campus. Supports may be provided within the general education classroom by a co-teacher, a paraprofessional, or a tutor.

Modified curriculum materials are provided when necessary, and students are given specialized instruction outside of the general education classroom when needed. Each student truly has an “individualized education plan” tailored just for them

The Special Education Information Center (SPEDTex) provides resources and interactive features for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes, to improve partnerships between schools and families.

Phone: 1-855-773-3839
Email: [email protected]
Live Chat: spedtex.org

Connectivity Resources
  • Assistive Technology
Christine Guido, M.A. Send email
(210) 541-0051 x: x9904
Updated within the last 3 months.

Providing deaf and hard of hearing families with assistive technology such as flashing doorbells, flashing and vibrating alarm clocks, flashing carbon monoxide alarms (CO), flashing smoke detectors and fire alarms. All products help deaf and hard of hearing families to be safe in case of an emergency or fire.

Must be deaf or hard of hearing.

Call for an appointment.
Angela Childress Send email
(210) 608-7953
Updated within the last 4 months.

Integrated Community Services (ICS) is our company that provides HCS services (Home and Community-Based Services) in our Abilene, North Houston, and San Antonio service regions in Texas.

This program offers 3-bed homes …offering 3 and 4-person group residences, along with the entire array of available HCS services since 1993 in Abilene and San Antonio since 1993 and more recently in North Houston since 2005. 

Our team understands how to work with people with disabilities while using care, understanding, patience, and encouragement to help our residents excel.

We cater fully to the medical and non-medical needs of our community residents, guardians, caretakers, and partners. From medical services and coordination/training to day habilitation and work placement, our staff is expertly trained to make all aspects of our program comfortable and easy.

Nancy Wall
(210) 442-7926
Updated within the last 3 months.

In the Arc's Adult Life Enrichment Program, we build upon the education that our participants received while in the school system by providing community and site-based programming at two facilities.

Our domain-based curriculum focuses on strengthening life skills within an environment conducive to growth and socialization. Many things set The Arc apart as a premier provider of direct-care services, some of which include: Full-Time Nursing staff, which allows us to care for individuals needing more physical assistance and to provide an educational focus on healthy lifestyle choices, a fleet of accessible vehicles, which help facilitate community-based programming, and a Volunteer Involvement Program, which allows our participants to serve the community through partnerships with Meals on Wheels, The San Antonio Food Bank, local animal shelters, and more!

Behavioral Supports: The Arc provides behavioral support services for our Life Enrichment Program participants on an individual basis and works with individual Arc participants to address and modify behaviors that may be problematic for the participant and their families.

The overall goal of behavior support is to improve the quality of life for the individual. Behavior supports will utilize the application of applied behavior analysis and target socially significant behaviors. Those targets are identified as a result of a thorough assessment (i.e. skill or behavioral) and could address areas such as:

  • Functional communication (i.e. development and utilization of a communication system);
  • Social Skills (i.e. initiating and reciprocating greetings, sharing/turn-taking with others, accepting no, waiting);
  • Daily Living Skills (i.e. wiping tables, identifying the value of currency, washing dishes, preparing a meal);
  • Behavior enhancement procedures (i.e. increasing compliance, increasing participation in activities)
  • Behavior reduction procedures (i.e. decreasing incidents of aggression, classroom disruptions, verbal outbursts).
  • All behavioral interventions are individualized and aim to increase functional living skills.

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Diagnosis of an intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD), autism spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, or dual diagnosis with IDD.
  • Are 18 or older.
  • Have state program funding or the ability to pay privately for program fees.

Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Mary Young, RN BSN Send email
(210) 490-4300 x: 138/20
Updated within the last 1 month.

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

Through our Medical Equipment Reuse program, we donate gently used medical equipment, then repair, refurbish, sanitize, and distribute it to Texans in need.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT EXAMPLES

  • Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Rollators
  • Hospital Beds and Tub Transfer Benches
  • Scooters and Power Chairs
  • Canes, Shower Chairs and Crutches

Eligibility requirements

  • Prescription (Rx) or letter of medical necessity for each item requested
  • Proof of Texas address
  • Proof of income
  • Service Agreement Fee

Once you have your prescription ready, click here to sign up for services, and a caseworker will contact you with the next steps.

Fees may apply.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last 4 months.

Project MEND is pleased to serve children of all ages: infants, toddlers, adolescents, and teens up to the age of 18. Parents and/or caregivers of children who require medical equipment for rehabilitation or daily living may qualify for our program.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REUSE EXAMPLES

  • Wheelchairs, Hospital Beds & Walkers
  • EZ Stands, Gait Trainers & Scooters
  • Specialized Power Chairs & Forearm Crutches

Individuals need to have a:

  • Prescription (Rx) or Letter of Medical Necessity for each item needed
  • Proof of income
  • Service Agreement Fee

Fees may apply

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed for Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Updated within the last 3 months.

Project MEND is honored to serve those who served our country. We assist Texas veterans (any person discharged from the armed forces of the United States) and their family members, including surviving spouses (widows/widowers) and dependents (spouses and dependent children), with refurbished medical equipment and other assistive technology items.

Service connected disability is NOT required
Disability rating issued by the VA is NOT required

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REUSE EXAMPLES

  • Wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, power scooters
  • Hospital beds
  • Tub transfer benches
  • Other items may be available

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FINANCIAL AID EXAMPLES

  • Hearing aids
  • Adaptive communication aids
  • Cranial helmets
  • Prostheses
  • Orthotics, and diabetic shoes.
  • Other items may be available
  • Must provide a prescription (Rx) for each item requested or a Letter of Medical Necessity for Assistive Technology
  • Proof of veteran status (by way of DD-214, Texas ID, Military ID, etc.) required
  • No income requirements
Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed for Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Updated within the last 2 months.

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation program (TWS-VRS) are working together to provide a variety of services that assist eligible people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.

Services include (as needed):

  • vocational counseling and guidance
  • referrals for hearing, visual and other examinations
  • assistance with medical appointments and treatment
  • rehabilitation deceives, including hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and braces
  • therapy to address a disability, including occupational or speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis
  • physical restoration services
  • medical, psychological, and vocational assessments
  • assistance with college education or trade certification
  • on-the-job training
  • training in workplace and employer expectations
  • vocational adjustment training
  • rehabilitation teachers services to help you learn Braille, orientation and mobility, and home and health management skills if you are blind or have a visual impairment
  • supported employment

Job Matching & Placement Services

  • transportation assistance to and from your job, including travel vouchers and vehicle modifications
  • follow-up and supported employment services to help you maintain employment
  • referral to Business Enterprises of Texas program, Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, and other state, federal, and community agencies and organizations

Services may also include:

  • referral to community support systems, such as peer support and advocacy organizations.
  • vocational counseling and guidance, including exploring employment options and postsecondary education programs with high school students who have disabilities
  • required assessments to determine eligibility and VR needs
  • interpreter services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • needs assessment of assistive technology
  • assistive devices such as hearing aids, prosthetics, braces, and wheelchairs to improve functioning on the job
  • assistive technology and training, including training to use hearing aids, Braille, low-vision aids, and other types of technology to improve communication, access to information, and performance of job functions
  • orientation and mobility training for participants who are blind.
  • speech, physical, and occupational therapies
  • outpatient psychiatric and psychological services
  • Personal assistance services
  • medical treatment to reduce or remove barriers to employment
  • work-based learning experiences for high school students with disabilities, such as job shadowing, volunteer work, internships, and summer employment
  • training in behaviors that are expected by employers in a work environment
  • job coaches and support for customized employment, self-employment, and supported employment
  • college, technical, and on-the-job training
  • return-to-work, job retention, job development, and job placement assistance
  • instruction in self-advocacy

You may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services if you:

  • have a disability that results in substantial barriers to employment.
  • require services to prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment.
  • are able to obtain, retain, or advance in employment as a result of services.

Disabilities Served through Vocational Rehabilitation include:

  • blindness or significant visual impairments
  • deaf-blindness
  • deafness, or other hearing impairments
  • neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, ADHD, intellectual, learning, Tourette’s, and other developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or any impairment in movement
  • other physical or mental conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Call or email to get started, or click here to get started online.

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

*Closed from 12:00 to 1:30 pm for lunch
Updated within the last year

Join us monthly to share, learn, and find support with other caregivers who also care for someone with a disability.

Click here to register

Click here to view calendar of events

For additional information, contact Shelia Brown

This workshop is offered at no cost and open to all caregivers.

Call or refer to calendar for dates 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Shelia Brown Send email
(210) 672-4097
Ashley Longoria Send email
(210) 774-5944
Updated within the last month