VELA

aka VELA   |   Austin, TX   |  www.velafamilies.org

Mission

VELA empowers families of children with special needs through hands-on courses, support and community building.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Maria Hernandez

Main address

4900 Gonzales St

Austin, TX 78702 USA

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Formerly known as

Growing Roots

EIN

27-2451077

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Family Services (P40)

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Our programs

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Autism Program

5 week autism program for parents of children with autism. Parents meet on a weekly basis to gain information, resources and support re: autism. Classes are offered in Spanish and in English.

Population(s) Served

Parents of children receiving special education services in the schools attend weekly classes about the following topics: understanding your child's treatment plan, preparing for special education meetings, special education law and rights, community resources and transitioning from special education

Population(s) Served

Parents attending Growing Roots classes are eligible to attend 7 Family Fun Days throughout the year. These weekend days provide respite and developmentally appropriate games and activities for children with special needs and their siblings.

Population(s) Served

Parents enrolled in any Growing Roots Program are eligible to participate in monthly support groups with a licensed counselor.

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Financials

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VELA

Board of directors
as of 1/11/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maria Hernandez