Education for Life is a functional-skills program for adults with Down syndrome. The program currently meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We are located at the DSAH Resource Center at 7115 W. Tidwell, Suite 106, Houston, Texas, 77092.
The mission of Education for Life is to empower adults with Down syndrome to be as self-sufficient as possible in life, work, and relationships by providing opportunities for academic, social, vocational, personal, and creative growth. This mission is addressed through instruction, training, and coaching in the areas of basic living, community participation, home skills, academic skills, and vocational skills. In addition, behavior modeling, instruction, and coaching are provided to address problematic behaviors that prevent and inhibit individual success and performance.
Education for Life has a rolling admissions policy and accepts applications year round. If a spot is not currently available, applicants are placed on a waiting list. A participant is considered “next” on the waiting list once all required documentation is submitted. Once a spot becomes available and all required documents have been submitted, the family/participant is contacted for an interview. After an interview is conducted, the program support team will notify the family of acceptance. New participants are admitted for a one-week probationary period.
Criteria for Admission:
(1) Applicant must have a diagnosis of Down syndrome
(2) Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and/or have graduated from high school
(3) Applicant must be able to follow basic instructions
(4) Applicant must be an active member of DSAH
Priority is given to applicants who can attend all three days (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). We do not allow incoming participants to enroll for only one day a week.
Please click here for a Short Application if you are not interested in enrolling at this time but would like to be placed on our waiting list.
Please click here for our Full application if you are interested in enrolling at this time.
Mail completed application to:
DSRC “Education for Life”
7115 W. Tidwell Bldg K Suite 106
Houston, TX 77092
Or Via fax at 713/996-9290 Or Via e-mail to: [email protected]
Tours are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 am or 1 pm. Please call 713-682-7237 ext. 204 to schedule a visit. We look forward to meeting you!
For any additional questions, please contact me:Monserratt Pardo Education for Life Coordinator [email protected]
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