Do you have a child with special needs? Do you have questions? Want to meet others moving through disability? If so, VELA was created especially for you. We believe that you are your child's greatest expert. We provide hands-on courses, wraparound services and family events, to support you on your journey, at no cost to you. We hope to meet you and your family soon.
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Special Education Course
Is your child in special education? So much paperwork, acronyms and meetings. Join us and other parents for our free Special Education Course. We will discuss how to read your child's IEP (Individualized Education Plan), prepare for ARD meetings, and build a team with your school. Daytime and evening courses are available, with specialized childcare included. Click here for our Special Education course flyer and registration information!
Does your child have an autism diagnosis? Join us and other parents for our free Autism Course. Here, we'll discuss how to support your child's strengths and needs, understand his or her development and get the most out of therapy services. Daytime and evening courses are available, with specialized childcare included. Click here for our Autism course flyer and registration information!
Taking Care of You Workshop
Being a parent of child with special needs has its ups and downs. Learning how to take care of ourselves is so important as we walk this road. Join us and other parents as we delve into the practice of self-care and compassion through our workshop. Specialized childcare included. Click here for our workshop flyer and registration information!
Supportive Case Management
Have specific questions about your child's special education plan? Need help connecting to resources? Having a hard time accessing therapies? Meet one-on-one with a VELA case manager for individualized support. Click here to see our Case Management flyer!
Family Fun Days
Join VELA for Family Fun Days! These play for all abilities Saturday events happen three times a year and are open to our families. Come play with us as we celebrate spring, Halloween and the holidays! Check out our latest Family Fun Days and see our upcoming events!
Call 512-850-8281 to register!
VELA works closely with a variety of agencies, providers and groups. We have compiled a list of our favorite websites and resources to support you as you connect to what works best for your families.