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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Autism, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Education, Health, Special Education

Mission: Information and training on effective autism treatment.

Programs: Workshops and educational meetings: provided 4 low cost training workshops on effective teaching strategies for individuals with autism to 121 parents and teachers. 22 public school staff and 13 parents and other autism support personnel were provided free spots by application. One workshop on the basics of applied behavior analysis (aba) and three workshops on advanced aba topics were presented. Also provided an additional workshop on "insurance coverage for autism" to 47 attendees. (168 parents and teachers trained. )

professional resource development and parent training: three tuition reimbursement scholarships for coursework leading to certification given to two public school staff. (2 individuals assisted with professional training) one grant to provide free childcare for 5 training workshops. (one childcare grant) scholarships to a two-day conference on autism, provided for 10 individuals. (10 training scholarships provided. )

information and support: parent and teacher information and support provided through website, newsletter, email list, telephone support and lending library of books. (55 informational emails sent, 60 training events posted to website) development of community awareness of autism and effective treatment through educational handouts and publications provided upon request. Distribution of english and spanish language dvd of abc's of aba workshop. (242 dvds in english and 154 dvds in spanish were provided to parents and professionals)

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended several interesting worshops with FEAT- Houston. FEAT give me the opportunity to improve my practise with children with special needs and to learn more about the principles of A.B.A. Thank you FEAT!

Client Served

Rating: 5

FEAT has offered me and my family the phenominal opportunity to learn and implement ABA principals and programing into our home and everyday lives. In offering many sequential workshops and conferences throughout the year, they have helped us promote, generalize, and continue techniques that have been so successful in teaching both of our children affected by Autism. Their continual support and positive spirits have been a constant on our journey---and for that, we are eternally grateful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my son first started showing signs of Autism I was lost. I had little information on the disorder and no idea were to start or who to turn to. After finding FEAT and its wonderful resources I finally had a starting point. I am only 1 yr into this life long journey, but feel I am finally in a good place. I have attended 3 work shops and feel so confident and in charge of my sons progress. I have even meet another mother through the classes and keep in contact with her. It’s wonderful to know we are not alone and to relate to another mother with the same battles that we are going through. None of this would have been possible if it wasn't for Feat.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with children with Autism and their families for over 16 years. I have watched as FEAT evolved over the years from being primarily a parent support group to one that helps families learn about autism and what other families are doing for their children. They have reached a point where they are able to assist families in educating themselves on how to help their child. This is especially relevant since ABA therapy is one modality that has the most scientific support for intervention but also comes at a high cost. When parents take ownership and learn how to implement the principles of ABA into their everyday routines, they have a much better outcome for their child. FEAT has provided a venue for parents to take this step in their child's development.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love FEAT! They have really helped our family learn, on a budget, the fundamentals of ABA that have helped us become our son's primary therapist providers. PLUS, it's allowed us a chance to network with other families like us. It's great to know we are not alone! GO! The services are mostly low cost or free, there is no reason NOT to go and learn how to relate to your child!

Client Served

Rating: 5

FEAT does many workshops annually in the Houston metro area, and I've attended serveral. All have subject matter experts who speak to parents in layman's language and given me information, ideas and support I needed badly.