Services

Avocation Therapy provides Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) services to support individuals with physical, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities in their five domains of physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual health as they meaningfully access and contribute to their greater community.

Upcoming Events

Boccia Ball
Monday from 4:30-5:30pm
September 12-October 4, 2021
October 11-November 1, 2021

Who: People with disabilities – all ages
Cost: $40 per 4 week session
Where: Southwood Community Center, College Station, TX
What: Boccia Ball is a Paralympic sport designed for people with cerebral palsy but is appropriate for people with various disabilities affecting their motor skills. Individuals, teams, or pairs take turns throwing red and blue leather balls to get them close to the white “jack” target ball. Boccia is filled with precision and strategy. The required skills are taught by Avocation Therapy’s Fiona Allen, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist.
To Register: Registration is required. Sign up now!

PEERS for Adolescents
Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm
September 15-November 3, 2021

Cost: $160 per 8 week session
Where: Southwood Community Center, College Station, TX
What: he Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, or other social and behavioral disorders. First developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, PEERS® is a parent/caregiver-assisted social skills intervention for youth with social challenges. Each group session teaches adolescents essential social skills and allows them to practice during socialization activities such as playing sports, games, etc. PEERS for Adolescents is led by Avocation Therapy’s Fiona Allen, a certified therapeutic recreation specialist and PEERS provider. To register, complete the PEERS for Adolescents Questionnaire. A staff member will contact you for payment.
To Register: Registration is required. Sign up now!

Recreation Therapy

Private pay one-on-one sessions offered in your home or in the community.

Telehealth

Private pay one-on-one or group sessions offered via Zoom from your home.

Medicaid Waiver

Avocation Therapy is a Texas Medicaid Waiver provider for the YES Waiver Program.

Avocation Therapy provides recreation therapy through telehealth, home therapy, and in community-based settings. Our goal is that our clients can learn, practice, and utilize their skills in functional and real-life settings.

Avocation Therapy is an approved service provider through Texas Education Agency to provide services for Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES). Apply for SSES by June 30, 2021 or contact us if you are ready to schedule services.

We are also available for consulting with your organization or business related to disability, accessibility, and recreation. Contact us for more information on consulting services.

What could we work on?

  • Coping Skills
  • Leisure Education
  • Exploring Interests
  • Social Functioning
  • Reciprocal Interactions
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Fitness
  • Positive Group Behavior
  • Making & Keeping Friendships
  • Social Participation
  • Perspective Taking
  • Community Integration
  • Leisure Routines
  • Family Recreation

Who do we serve?

We serve people with disabilities that affect their social, cognitive, and/or physical ability to access their community. Some examples of types of disabilities we work with are listed below. Contact us to see if we might be able to support you.

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Stroke
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Visual Impairment

Hiking with a disability can take more planning before hitting the trail. Is the trail paved? Are there any steep hills? Is there accessible parking? Avocation Therapy uses AllTrails to help our clients get outside. AllTrails has over 4,000 trails with accessibility information. It helps us plan a successful trip and focus on the therapeutic benefits of nature.

We meet you where you’re AT

Discover your avocation


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