Growing Roots

Growing Roots
2912 East 17th Street, Bldg. D, Suite 4
Austin, TX 78702
Growing Roots website

Project Director
Maria P. Hernandez

Project Period
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Project Objective
The overall goal of the project is to provide training for disability service providers to make their services not only more culturally appropriate but also to improve the quality of service delivery, communication and carry-over of goals to improve outcomes for the person with special needs. The project will offer continuing education to healthcare providers and special educators working with underserved families of children with special needs. Attendees will include home health providers, special educators, social workers, physical therapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. Facilitators will be bilingual and bicultural and parents of children with special needs will ensure that the trainings embody the perspective of our diverse families.

State Plan Goal 7
Each year the Council and its Committees receive staff and administrative support to effectively implement activities for at least 90% of all identified objectives noted under Goals 1–6, by 9/30/2016.

Geographic Reach
Austin, Texas and surrounding counties, Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, Burnet and Blanco counties

shape of state of Texas in blue with Williamson, Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, Burnet and Blanco counties colored orange

Area of Emphasis
Outreach & Development