Read our monthly calendar to stay informed about special needs events, classes, parent training opportunities and support group meetings taking place in Houston and surrounding communities.
These listings are emailed to Mikey's Place by various organizations in the Greater Houston area which we are happy to share with you.  These organizations and Mikey's Place do not necessarily endorse the following listings; they are provided to you for informational purposes only. 

March-April 2017

March 17th, 3:00 pm "Hewitt's Heroes". Located at Art Hewitt League City Volunteer Fire Department - Fire Station 1, 601 2nd St., League City, TX 77573. We are recruiting committed Heroes age 18+ for this year, who want to perform community service at the fire station once a month! They will receive new t-shirts, a recognition award ceremony and a medal at the end of the year. HEWITT'S HEROES is a community support program sponsored by the League City Volunteer Fire Department which assists in transitioning adults with developmental disabilities into community service through learning about fire safety and assisting with skill appropriate fire station work tasks. The target age is 18 and up. his group would not respond to calls, go into training fires, or drive apparatus. Email bennett4@prodigy.net
 
March 21st, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm "Anniversary Open House at TEAM Abilities". Located at 1029 Pruitt Road, Spring 77380. Last year, TEAM Abilities ventured north and opened their second Day Hab. They're happy to report that it is a gigantic success and they're celebrating our 1 year anniversary. Come and take a tour. Enjoy refreshments and encounter their staff and families.
 
March 22nd, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm "Helping a Student with Special Needs Prepare for Transition from School: How to Achieve Independence and Life Success". Located at Room 104, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, 9401 Southwest Freeway, Houston. RSVP by March 20th. Please provide a contact phone # and an email address in case of any needed emergency cancellation of the training at karen@aogh.org .
 
March 23rd, 9:30 - 10:30 am "An Introduction to Social Thinking with Jen Sweet". Located at The Westview School, 1830 Kersten Dr, Houston, TX 77043. Discussions will be relevant to parents and caregivers of children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder. There is no cost to attend. If you have any questions, please email aharris@westviewschool.org.
March 23rd, 6:30 pm "Spring Transition Workshop". This workshop is focused on your child's transition into adulthood (14 years and up). Located at 6th Floor Cafeteria area, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 6977 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. Parking is free, pizza and drinks will be provided by Texas Children's Health plan. Please RSVP (you do not have to RSVP to attend, it is for ordering enough pizza). For more information or to be added to the Transition Workshop email list, contact: Ava Fletcher, Transition Workshop Coordinator, 713-743-0608 or Olga Guerra (bilingual) 713-743-5592.
 
March 23rd, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm "Empower My Journey". Located at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, 18200 Katy Fwy, Houston,77094. This is a FREE event for all participants but pre- registration is required. The symposium will include three presentations and a youth panel offering information to help empower parents and youth to become better advocates. The resource fair will feature a variety of local agencies and service providers. Topics that will be discussed include guardianship, stress relief, genetics, and a youth panel discussion. For more information contact culloaprnteam@sbcglobal.net .
 
March 25th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm "How to Make 'You're Hired!' A Reality: Preparing Teens for their First Job". Located at UHCL, Bayou Building, Room 1510 (Garden Room), 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058. Register at https://apps.uhcl.edu/ORS/CADD. Cost is free, includes lunch provided by Jersey Mike's Subs.
 
March 25th, "3rd Annual Texas Miss Amazing Pageant". Located at Sugar Land Town Square, Hwy 6 & U.S. 59 Frontage Rd, Sugar Land, 77478. General Admission: $5.00. Any girl or woman ages 5 and up with a disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995) is eligible. Participants show their abilities in evening wear, in an interview with judges, and they introduce themselves to the audience. Talent is optional. The only cost for participants to enter is 5 cans of food to be given to charity. For more information please contact Ashley Christian or Laura Bueno at 832-845-8250 or go to https://missamazing.org.
 
March 30th, 9:30 - 10:30 am "Mindfulness and Non-Medicine Therapies with Dr. Harvey Oshman". Located at The Westview School, 1830 Kersten Dr, Houston, 77043. Discussions will be relevant to parents and caregivers of children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder. There is no cost to attend. If you have any questions, please email aharris@westviewschool.org.
 









Recurring Monthly Events:

Sensory Friendly Family Films held the first Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m
Santikos Silverado Theatres in Tomball
Santikos Palladium in Richmond.