Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) / Respite Program
A monthly program during the non-summer months that provides an opportunity for a child to experience a camping experience. Counselors and qualified medical personnel will care for children in a multipurpose, heated/cooled facility at Camp CAMP located 10 miles southeast of Kerrville, Texas.
Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP)
Provides a variety of services that allow individuals under age 20 to live at home and avoid nursing facility placement. Provides respite care, adjunct support services, minor home modifications, adaptive aids and transition assistance services. Individuals eligible for MDCP also receive services through the State Medicaid Program. There is an interest list.
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Respite care for children with disabilities including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Intellectual or Developmental Disability, Speech/Motor/Cognitive Delay, Microcephaly, Hydrocephaly/VP Shunt, Seizure Disorders, TBI, or various other syndromes. Non-disabled siblings may also be enrolled in community programs to help encourage a cohesive family unit.
Different programs include: Mother’s Day Out, Family Day Out, Parents’ Night Out, and other services. Explore the website for full details and enrollment information.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children promotes early identification and intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and helps them develop their maximum potential through listening, spoken language and literacy.
Texas Parent to Parent provides support, information, and education for families of children and adults with disabilities, chronic and mental health conditions and other health care needs.
Programs include the Peer to Peer parent mentor program, the NICU network which is a network of network of mentors to provide support to parents of premature infants and babies hospitalized in the NICU, and the Pathways to Adulthood transition program.