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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 to prepare and find, retain, or advance in competitive integrated employment.

It also helps youth and students with post-secondary opportunities.

Click here to learn more about the services offered.

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:

  • 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 conditions
  • behavioral and mental health conditions
  • alcoholism or drug addiction

Click here to get started.

Activities to help intellectually disabled individuals become more independent in daily and personal skills.

This program assists with acquiring, retaining, or improving self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills necessary to live successfully in the community and to participate in home and community life.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Long Term Care Services at Drexel
(210) 261-3706

As a teen, transitioning from home to living on your own is tough enough. It's especially hard if you have a disability. I assist young adults with learning the skills that they need to successfully live on their own, hold a job and integrate into the community.

All services are delivered at the client's location.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Raeme Bosquez-Greer Send email
(210) 844-5988
2.92 miles away, 310 Eads, San Antonio, TX, 78210 , D3

Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.

Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confidence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.

We provide free services to children, youth, families, and professionals:

  • Summer, holiday, and after-school programming
  • Assistive technology, braille and tactile graphics lending libary
  • Family and professional support and training
  • Services for familes who choose home school or private school options
  • Teen and young adult programs

All services are based on the Expanded Core Curriculum - vital skills for blind and visually impaired children and youth.

Our services are FREE of charge!

We serve children with vision disabilities from birth to 22 years of age, their families, and professionals who serve them.

For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected]

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Evening and weekend programming also available.
Tiffany Walker - Senior Director Send email
(210) 531-1434

Study smarter.

We offer:

  • Peer tutoring
  • Mentorship
  • Specialized subjects
  • 1:1 help sessions
  • Social Skills
  • Vocational Skills

Services are offered at Baptist Temple Church and Learning Center. Home-based services are also available.

Care Warriors is proud to announce that we are contracted AACOG and the Yes Waiver Program to work with IDD, Autism and Mental Health.

Monday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Raeme Bosquez-Greer - Founder and Executive Director Send email

Learning to do things differently.

Vision loss and blindness changes how you approach the world, but it does not mean that you can't keep doing the things you enjoy. With the right tools and training you can be more independent than you thought possible.

We provide 5 free services:

  • Independent Living Skills Training with Adaptive Aids
  • Orientation and Mobility Training
  • Counseling Sessions
  • Low Vision Clinic, Eye Evaluation and Occupational Therapy Services
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education

Wherever you are on the low vision spectrum, we have the resources and expertise to help you.

Services are FREE of charge!

To qualify, you must be 23 years or older and have low vision.

For more information, call 210-531-1547.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Marlene Cisneros - Administrative Asst Send email
(210) 533-5194

Creating Unique Learning Opportunities.

Children and youth who experience blindness and visual impairment can learn to navigate the world in their own unique way. Our programs build confindence and independence through specialized curriculum, fostering relationships with peers, and mentoring.

The Transition to Work program provides individualized vocational and job skills training. Students enroll through local school districts partnerships and parent referrals.

Students engage in a learning environment which encourages them to achieve their individual maximum potential. Students receive hands on learning through simulation of various career situations and job tasks.

Criteria:

  • Students must be 16-22 years of age.
  • Experience a vision or other disability.
  • Be self-sufficient for toileting and eating.
  • Travel independently.
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior.

For more information, call 210-531-1518 or email [email protected]

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Program Supervisor Send email
(210) 531-1518

At the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we provide vocational rehabilitation services that are tailored to meet the needs and interest of each individual. Are highly skilled staff specialize in working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as those who are uniquely abled. We provide a wide range of services from basic life skills to advanced technical training to help prepare our customers for independence and success in today's employment market.

Our Programs:

Technology Evaluation and Training: We provide evaluations and training on the latest assistive technology avialable, and specialize in training the vision impaired on mainstream software such as Microsoft and Apple, as well as assistive software. In addition, we work with community organizations and businesses to provide training for staff.

Employment Services and Job Placement: We are proud to offer employment services to assist individuals with preparing for, locating, and maintaining suitable employment. We offer assistance and training in job search, resume writing, job application completion, interviewing skills, and vocational adjustment training (VAT).

School of Business: Our School of Business offers 7 hours that are designed to assist students in refining their marketability into today's workforce. We currently offer seminars in over 15 different areas to include: Introduction to Windows 10, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office PowerPoint, and Zoom.

For more information, contact Employment Services at 210-531-1432 or [email protected]

Monday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Employment Services Send email
(210) 531-1432

The Service & Leadership program identifies opportunities and provides training for individuals with disabilities who are interested in serving the San Antonio community by engaging in volunteerism, service on nonprofit boards, and participation in strategic conversations about the future of our community. While there are other opportunities for people with disabilities to learn to advocate for themselves, there are few programs that expect, encourage, and empower these citizens to advocate for and serve others.

This opportunity is for individuals with disabilities.

Office hours are irregular, please schedule an appointment in advance.
Melanie Cawthon - Co-Founder & Executive Director Send email
(210) 704-7262

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

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.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Get help preparing for post-secondary education and employment through the following individualized services.

Services are based on eligibility and your individual need and are provided in collaboration with the family, high school, community college, or Educational Service Center.

Receive core services, as needed, to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities
  • Counseling on opportunities for post-secondary education such as college, vocational schools, etc.
  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Training in self-advocacy and social skills

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.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

The Adult Years Vocational Program (AYVP) is a transition program that addresses the vocational and transition needs of adult students between the ages of 18-21 with developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and other health impairments.

These students have completed their high school credits but need additional transition services in order to function academically, behaviorally, and/or independently beyond high school.

Students will also be provided transition supports in areas such as transportation, housing, respite and daily living services in collaboration with their family and community agencies.

Program includes:

  • Job development and training
  • Training in work-related skills necessary for job retention
  • Connect with student support services at the community college
  • Training in public transportation
  • Practice in menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking
  • Practice in housekeeping skills
  • Practice in budgeting and shopping for clothing and personal items.
  • Connect with an adult agency which will continue job support
    after the student turns 21
  • Develop skills to establish and maintain a checking account
  • Practice the organizational skills needed to keep a weekly
    schedule of appointments

Eligibility:

  • Currently receiving special education services
  • All high school requirements and credits fulfilled
  • Between the ages of 18 and 21
  • Recommended by ARD Committee
  • Able to participate in a group setting
  • Able to function independently in class and at the work site
  • Employment readiness
  • Has a current Texas ID and Social Security Card
Lisa S. Alvarado - Coordinator & Campus Administrator
(210) 354-9362

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.

 
Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Get help preparing for post-secondary education and employment through the following individualized services.

Services are based on eligibility and your individual need and are provided in collaboration with the family, high school, community college, or Educational Service Center.

Receive core services, as needed, to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities
  • Counseling on opportunities for post-secondary education such as college, vocational schools, etc.
  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Training in self-advocacy and social skills

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.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

Services available in the Good Careers Centers include:

  • Job preparation, placement, retention, and advancement.
  • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches, and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments, and United Way referrals and supports.
  • Home, education, and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability.
  • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations.
  • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices.
  • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates.
  • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc.
  • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services.

If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.

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

Free To Be is our Day Activity and Health Services program, which provides a stimulating environment for adults with IDD (intellectual and other developmental disabilities) and severe medical needs.

Details:

  • For adults with differing levels of disability
  • Helping the physical, mental, medical and social needs of our clients
  • Helping adults who may not be eligible for traditional day services due to the extent of their disability
  • Helping your loved one reach their greatest, God-given potential for independence, productivity and inclusion in the community

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Health & Human Services Commission monitor and license the program.

Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Robin Warden - Director of Free To Be Send email
(210) 334-2457

The HandsOn Program of Mission Road provides quality residential care and day activities for persons with multiple disabilities.

The services are designed for individualized training that facilitates the acquisition and/or enhancement of skills in communication, personal care, daily living skills and recreation.

Services are provided in the least restrictive environment while promoting the safety, care and welfare of all participants.

  • Children and adults
  • Must have have a diagnosis of legal blindness, a hearing impairment that affects their speech, and a disabling condition that affects their independent functioning
  • Must meet the criteria of Medicaid Eligibility
  • The program serves 24 persons who meet the criteria
Lora Butler - Executive Director of Mission Road Developmental Center Send email
(210) 334-2437

RMI's Life Enrichment Day Program provides life skills training and social activities that help adults with developmental disabilities live and work successfully in the community.

The Life Enrichment curriculum includes training on personal care and hygiene, communication skills, academic skills, and job preparation.

Parties, group projects, and community outings provide opportunities for social, educational, and cultural experiences.

This program is for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD). It takes place in the Episcopal Church of Reconciliation.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Sussel Carreon - Community Services Director

We partner with teens and young adults, including those with special needs, to gain life skills and retail experience by volunteering at San Antonio Threads.

While with us, team members learn skills such as client interactions, daily housekeeping, merchandising, and counting stock; all while gaining confidence and the skills they need to apply for a job out in our community.

Call for more information or to schedule an interview.

ICF facilities are 6-bed group homes funded by Medicaid. These homes are certified and licensed by the state to provide a full range of training and care to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

ICF group homes include:

  • 24 hours nursing supports
  • Therapy
  • Nutritional and dietary supports
  • Behavior supports
  • Medical and dental supports that are not funded by Medicaid
  • Active training to master new skills

This program is for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD).

All services are paid by Medicaid and personal income is managed by the provider, representative payee, or the client themselves. If the client works, a percentage of earnings is refunded to Medicaid. SSDI (Social Security Disability Income) funds can continue with a percentage repaid Medicaid.

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
Manny Vela - Clinical Program Director Send email
(210) 656-6674

Our Supported Employment Program strives to systematically match the skills and abilities of an employee with the needs of an employer. It is the provision of the necessary support structure to both that makes this match a success.

Reaching Maximum Independence takes pride in providing one of San Antonio's finest Job Placement Programs for people with disabilities. Through a network with the Texas Workforce Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS), local employers, as well as trained and experienced staff, participants receive an array of services designed to enhance employment. Our motto is Find, Get, and Keep employment.

Find
An individual job coach works one-on-one with each participant to determine interests that aid in finding the most suitable type of work. Often employers are contacted to help "carve" out various tasks that could be done on a part-time basis.

Get
Once a job has been found, RMI, often in conjunction with the TWS-VRS, provides a one-on-one "Job Coach." A job coach is the person that facilitates the training process with the participants and the employer. Very few individuals are unable to learn the tasks required by employers.

Keep
Ongoing Support allows specific goals and objectives to be addressed regarding the individuals employment, address concerns, and be a second set of "eyes and ears" to verify success. In order to keep a job, RMI provides Ongoing Employer Support. This involves continual communication with the employer to ensure the participant maintains expectations of success. If problems arise, such as "new tasks" or "changes," RMI staff is prepared to reinitiate the training process.

This program is for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD).

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Sussel Carreon - Supported Employment Director Send email
(210) 656-6674

Adults Believing, Learning & Expressing.

The A.B.L.E. training program is designed to help adults with Down syndrome develop the ability to make their own personal decisions based on their individual talents and interests.

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4th Wednesday of the Month: 7:00 PM
Magaly Diaz - Education Director Send email
(210) 349-4372

The Adult Continuing Education (ACE) program offers tutoring for adults with Down syndrome in the areas of reading, math, and writing.

Tutoring is available for those who are 18 years and older and offered once a week for 90 minutes.

All lessons are individualized to the level of each student. Each student gets his/her own academic binder with lessons chosen specifically for his/her abilities. This is an ideal one-on-one tutoring situation where the student receives individualized attention.

The process is simple. If a student is interested in participating in this program, an application is completed followed by an informal assessment performed by the director. This information is used to develop the academic lessons.

Students and tutors a matched based on personalities and availability of tutoring times. All lessons are created by the director.

Reaction to this program is outstanding. Real friendships have developed with these tutoring sessions. The tutor learns from the student, as well as the student learning from the tutor. The academics are a plus for our students! The friendships are even better!

Volunteers are asked to complete an application and participate in an orientation.

Anyone interested in this program, please email Magaly Diaz at [email protected] or call us at 210-349-4372.

Free.

Magaly Diaz - Education Director Send email
(210) 349-4372

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.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Get help preparing for post-secondary education and employment through the following individualized services.

Services are based on eligibility and your individual need and are provided in collaboration with the family, high school, community college, or Educational Service Center.

Receive core services, as needed, to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities:

  • Vocational counseling, including counseling in job exploration and post-secondary training opportunities
  • Counseling on opportunities for post-secondary education such as college, vocational schools, etc.
  • Work-based learning experiences, including internships and on-the-job training
  • Training in workplace and employer expectations
  • Training in self-advocacy and social skills

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.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Brain injuries that occur due to a medical condition (like an aneurysm) or trauma (like a fall or car accident) often thrust. While neuro rehab can’t reverse damage to the brain, it can help remove the barriers that stand in the way of living the best life possible.

As a leader in neuro rehab for more than 30 years, Rehab Without Walls ® addresses the unique needs of people who have experienced an acquired brain injury (ABI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our proven approach combines multiple specialties and we’re not just focused on what patients can do today; we’re looking months and years down the road.

Our innovative model of care is based on research, best practices and our many years of experience with complex neurorehabilitation. The model has four key parts:

  • Assessment
  • Setting Goals
  • Assembling an Interdisciplinary Team
  • Creating and Implementing a personalized rehab team

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Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay

The experienced team at Rehab Without Walls® is trained to work with patients who have been diagnosed with a wide variety of complex neurologic conditions, including:

  • Progressive neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Guillain-Barre
  • Post-concussive syndrome
  • Toxic exposure such as toxic leukoencephalopathy
  • Brain and central nervous system tumors
  • Brain infections
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysautonomia
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Seizures

Regardless of diagnosis, our goal is to help patients who have neurological conditions live as fully and independently as possible.

For example, Rehab Without Walls helps patients with neurological conditions:

  • Maintain or improve mobility as much as possible
  • Relearn fine motor skills
  • Participate in exercises appropriate to their diagnosis
  • Develop strategies to make daily life safer and easier
  • Learn how to use adaptive equipment, assistive technologies
  • Properly use medications and devices (such as infusions and implantable pumps)
  • Manage the emotional challenges of their diagnosis

Like with all of our rehab programs, we work with the patient and family to set functional and personal treatment goals. We then create a customized rehab program around those goals. We also provide supportive services, connecting patients and families with support services in the community.

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Click here to contact us.

Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay

The Rehab Without Walls Post COVID/PICS Program is a coordinated interdisciplinary approach developed to care for patients following a critical illness, like Covid-19. This is designed for patients who have spent significant time in an acute setting with ventilator support and are returning home or to work. This program helps patients with long-term Covid-19 symptoms or long-term neurological effects.

Our combined team expertise provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to care. All members of the team consistently address physical and cognitive challenges to improve self-care and return to functional independence.

  • Hospitalization and ventilator supported stay
  • Stroke
  • Guillain-Barre symptoms
  • General deconditioning
  • Amputation
  • Cognitive decline
  • Respiratory compromised
  • Neuromuscular changes
  • Nerve injury
  • Decreased functional capacity
  • Significant weakness
  • Dependence on caregiver
  • Depression/ Anxiety/ PTSD

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Return to prior level of function and independent living
  • Increase in strength, physical ability and endurance
  • Decrease in respiratory symptoms and complications
  • Increase in confidence and improve emotional well-being
  • Increase in energy levels
  • Understanding of oxygen use and medications
  • Decrease of dependence on supplemental oxygen
  • Decrease in depression and feelings of hopelessness
  • Increase in quality of life
  • Increase self-management and self-efficacy skills
  • Improve breathing techniques through retraining
  • Improve areas of cognition
  • Reduction in hospitalization and re-admission risk

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay