Thursday, March 31, 2011

Autism Awareness Month 2011

Get your calendars out! There is a lot going on this month with The Helping House!

April 12th, 5 - 7 pm, Open House

Come join us for our 3rd Annual Community-Wide Open House. Visit with staff, kids and parents of THH and enjoy some light refreshments. See what we have been up to this year, and what our plans are for the future!

April 30th, 10 - 2 pm, Family KiteFest

Bring your family out to the Family KiteFest at AL Mangham Airport in Nacogdoches. Admission is free to this fun event and there is plenty to do - food, games, face painting, and KITES! WhatAKite from Lufkin is coming to display amazing giant kites. Kids can build their own kites and compete in kite races. It promises to be a fun and memorable day! Come support a great cause!

Hope to see you this month!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Early Christmas

Today is our first annual Saturday School for Christmas! We have had a great time decorating cookies, visiting with Santa, playing with playdoh, and just enjoying each other's company! I don't even think the kids know its not a regular school day, and their parents have a whole day to shop and do whatever they need to do to get ready for Christmas!

Feliz Navidad from The Helping House!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Busy Month

November is already looking very busy for us at The Helping House. Here are some things to put on your calendar:

November 10th - Potty Training Seminar

This is a free workshop for parents and educators with basic potty training strategies and ideas. Training Certificates are available upon request for childcare providers. This seminar will be held from 6 to 7pm in the Early Childhood Research Center at SFA, room 214. Childcare is available.

November 17th - The Helping House Meet and Greet

Come join us on Tuesday, November 17th and learn about Parent Support Services we offer through The Helping House. These are consultant services that range from home behavior plans to feeding. We are excited to share this menu of support in addition to our full- and part-time school services. Dinner is provided by The Smokehouse, and the event will be from 6 to 8. Parents only please, and RSVP to Heather (936-553-8780) because space is limited.

We hope to see you at these events! It will be fun for us and informative for you!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

THH in the news!

Some special training for some special guys!

Monday, July 6, 2009

When it rains...

It seems I took a hiatus from posting here while the sky took a hiatus from raining. And, since yesterday we had a small (much needed) flood in Nacogdoches, I'll commemorate that with some news about The Helping House.

We are halfway done with our first Summer Clinic. Session I was a learning experience for all involved, but we have had such a good time doing it! Maria and I have been blessed to have been joined by four lovely young women who are so eager to work with our kids and make a difference! With a staff of six and eight students enrolled, we had a great ratio to target some specific areas of need, and overall we have been successful!

Our students spend their days in structured group and social activities that are tailored to their individual needs. Some students work on sitting still at circle time, while others are focusing on using appropriate communication with their peers.

We have also been working on fundraising to help with scholarships for the Fall. If you know of anyone who might be interested in helping us in ANY way (volunteerism, grant writing, grant FINDING, etc) please pass on our information.

This summer has been a blessing! We can't wait to see what Summer II brings - hopefully more rain!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Helping House in the News!

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We had an awesome turn out for Open House - over fifty people came by! Thanks to everyone who helped and participated. Your support means so much!