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ESCT Parent Support and Training Program (PST)

Families of children with special needs experience unique challenges and unexpected obstacles along their journey. To make sure that Moms and Dads receive the resources they need to meet these challenges, the Parent Support and Training program at Easterseals Central Texas provides free programming for parents of children with special needs in the Austin area.

About Parent Support and Training

Please contact staff for more information:

Jennifer Ells, LMSW
Parent Support & Training Program Manager

Play Group

The Parent Support and Training program strives to implement evidence-based practices in areas where parents have identified a need exists, and consists of:

Have more questions? Please contact us for more information:

Jennifer Ells, LMSW Parent Support and Training Program Manager 512-615-6871 or parenting@eastersealstx.org.

Upcoming Events

Photos and Breakfast with Santa! 

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Gus Garcia Recreation Center

Easter Seals Central Texas is partnering with Austin Parks and Recreation for our annual Photos and Breakfast with Santa event! Join us at Gus Garcia Recreation Center on Saturday, December 7 from 10:00-12:00, to have your family’s photo taken with Santa! Austin Parks and Recreation will be providing a free pancake breakfast for all and Christmas activities and crafts. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome! 

Play Groups, ages 0 to 3
Fridays, 9:30am to 11:00am

Play Groups are open to the public for children of all abilities. RSVP to Play Groups on Eventbrite (search "Play Group for All Abilities") or email parenting@eastersealstx.org.

 Spring 2020 dates coming soon!

Wednesdays 9:00am to 12:00pm 

Parents of children with special needs are invited to take the morning off! Drop your child off for a fun, social experience facilitated by Easterseals staff and volunteers while you go to appointments, run errands, or get some much-needed self care!

Fall Respite dates are FREE!

RSVP on Eventbrite (search "Respite") or email parenting@eastersealstx.org.

Spring 2020 dates coming soon!

Parent & Caregiver Support Group

Last Wednesday of the Month from 12:00 to 1:00pm (up next is October 30th!)

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs? Join us for our first Parent & Caregiver Support Group where you can form supportive relationships with others and learn about resources and topics relevant to you.

Refreshments and childcare will be provided! No RSVP required.

Email us at parenting@eastersealstx.org if you would like more information!

More workshops coming soon! Have an idea for a workshop? Email your ideas to parenting@eastersealstx.org.

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