Vaughn House

Lifelong Improvement through Fitness and Education

Vaughn House is now home to Easterseals' LIFE Program.

Physical activity is a crucial part of a healthy, happy, and independent life. But nearly half of all adult Americans living with disability do not have aerobic physical activity, which translates to being three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer. Physical activity is also important for mental and emotional well-being, offering a chance to focus on ability rather than disability.

The Easterseals LIFE Center is about helping people to experience LIFE - Lifelong Improvement through Fitness and Education. Through recreational activity, education, programs, and research the Easterseals LIFE Center will support children and adults with disabilities on their journey toward independence. 

Including recreational opportunities, a state-of-the-art accessible fitness center, and research and clinical trial opportunities, the Easterseals LIFE Center will offer essential services to improve the physical and mental well-being of people with disabilities in order to support a more vibrant and healthier lifestyle.

The LIFE Center houses the Fit Ability Program, the Spinal and Neuro Recovery Program, and an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility. For more information on any of our LIFE Center services, contact: (512) 615-6800. Need a form to send in? Jump to common forms for download.

 Outpatient Rehabilitation FacilityClaudia Rehab 2

The Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility serves clients aged 3 to 21, as well as audiology for clients of all ages. Our highly skilled team of licensed professionals work together to create, implement, and coordinate and address a variety of medical diagnoses and special needs. Easterseals Central Texas has been one of the leading providers of rehabilitation services and is one of only two Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (C.O.R.F.) in Travis County.

Medical Rehabilitation services include:

  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Service Coordination
  • Case Management
  • Integrated Service Plan
  • Audiology and Hearing Evaluations
To schedule an appointment for rehabilitation, have your doctor fax a referral to: (512) 476-1638
Please use our form: 
Click here to download an Outpatient Rehabilitation Referral

Audiology Services

To schedule an appointment for hearing aids we will need the following: 

1. Referral, must be signed by an MD or DO.  If patient is under the age of 18 years, signature is required from an Ears Nose & Throat doctor (ENT) Click here to download an Audiology Services Referral

2. Physicians Examination Report. Click here to download the Physicians Examination Report (PER)

3. Audiogram (Hearing test) or Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) from your audiologist.

Once we have your complete referral, we will contact you for initial contact information.  Please allow us to obtain for authorization from your insurance before we contact you to schedule your hearing aid evaluation. 

For more information on our services contact:
Audiology Department:
Rehab (Therapy) Department:

 Fit Ability Program

The goal of the Fit Ability program is for people with physical disabilities to live as healthy of a life as possible through physical fitness, sports and recreation to achieve their full potential. The Fit Ability program will have a trained staff member and the exercise equipment is wheelchair-friendly to meet clients’ fitness needs.

In collaboration with St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, the Easterseals Fit Ability program includes a state of the art, highly accessible fitness center. Formerly part of the St. David’s Wheelchair Fitness Center, the Fit Ability Fitness area is located at Easterseals Central Texas office at 8505 Cross Park Drive, Ste. 120, Austin, Texas 78754. 

For more information, contact Jeff Hammen, Fit Ability Program Manager at

Fit Ability Program Hours of Operation (no appointment needed)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00AM until 2:00 PM, and 3:00PM until 7:00PM
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00AM until 2:00PM, and 3:00PM until 6:00PM.

 Spinal and Neuro Recovery Program
Spinal and Neuro Photo 1

As part of the Easterseals LIFE Center, the Spinal and Neuro Recovery program is an intensive exercise-based program designed to assist those with Spinal Cord Injuries to help them achieve personal goals of independenc

Certified Personal Trainers who specialize in the field of Spinal Cord Injuries work with clients to create individualized exercise plans.

To set up an appointment for our Spinal and Neuro Recovery Program, call 512-615-6848 or email

 Common Forms for Download

Click here to download an Outpatient Rehabilitation Referral
Click here to download a Physicians Examination Report (PER)
Click here to download a Lost or Damaged Instrument Claim Form
Click here to download a HIPAA release form

Easterseals Central Texas accepts a wide range of private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid, Medicare, and other sources of public funding. Click here to see a list of plans for which Easterseals Central Texas is a preferred provider (PDF link already in place).

Clients who are uninsured or underinsured may qualify for our sliding fee scale program. Please contact us for more information to assist with covering medical services.

History of Vaughn House 

Vaughn House became part of Easterseals Central Texas on January 1, 2015. Established in 1969, Vaughn House served deaf adults with disabilities that included intellectual and developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and visual impairment. They empowered multi-disabled deaf adults to participate fully and equally in society through these four programs: Workforce, Day-Habilitation, Supportive Home Living, and Job Quest/Readiness.

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