Mission: Our Mission is to provide a meaningful living environmentfor children and adults with disabilities.
The Sean Ashley House is designed to provide "model" homes for persons with autism,blindness, mental retardation and/or multiple disabilities in a collaborative effort between professionals and parents. Our Goal is for individuals to reach and maintain their maximum potential and to have meaningful productive lives in a loving, happy and safe home environment.
Results: We have one major fundraising event each year-- the Sean Ashley Tour d Autism. Throughout the year, efforts go into planning and organizing that event. The proceeds from this event go directly to our clients for fun days, field trips, community outings as well as supplies and materials for our day hab program.
Target demographics: We are an HCS provided within the MHMRA services spectrum. We are located in Houston, Texas in the southwestern part of Houston.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Our clients
Geographic areas served: Greater Houston area and surrounding counties
Programs: Residential support, supervised living, day habilitation, respite services-daily or hourly, social work and psychological services
Serving on the Board of The Sean Ashley House has been a rewarding and worthwhile experience. I have seen the organization grow so much in the past 5 years under the direction of CEO Kelly Benson. I have also seen a boy who is my best friend's son son grow and prosper ever since he came to The Sean Ashley House. It is such a comfort knowing he is there and makes it easy to volunteer my time to serve such a great and much needed organization.
My autistic son lived in one of their HCS homes for about 7 years. In 2005 he became emotionally unstable and needed to be hospitalized. Before the ambulance arrived, the police came. Because my son is unable to answer questions much at all, he became even more agitated when questioned by the police. After that occurred The Sean Ashley House sought to have the Houston police department trained to handle special needs of autistic individuals; Dennis Debbaubt presented his " Autism Risk and Safety Management for Law Enforcement" to them. Now that training is required by most of the police force. And the way they now handle incidents involving autistic persons has improved.