Youth Programs

 

Youth Programs

The Arc of Fort Bend County ensures opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maximize their quality of life within our community.

Information and Referral

  • Gather and maintain information on community services and resources.
  • Provide resource and service information to community members.

Parent & Community Training

  • Host presentations, trainings, and conferences on various disability and special education topics to parents, schools, service organizations, non-profits, and other interested groups.
  • Maintain a print and video library on special education topics.

Parent Support Group

  • Host a monthly parent support group in Fort Bend County.
  • Encourage new and existing peer-to-peer support groups to engage in the “grass roots” awareness and advocacy of people with I/DD.

Respite

  • Host respite events for Fort Bend County youth with I/DD, ages 11 – 18 .

Educational Advocacy

  • Consultation, IEP review, person-centered transition planning, and ARD meeting attendance at discretion of the educational advocate.

Community Outreach, Involvement and Activities

  • Raise awareness, foster respect, promote self-advocacy, inclusion, and cooperation throughout the community for people with I/DD.
  • Provide information on inclusive community activities and events families may choose to participate in.