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Hundreds rally against cuts for disabled


They say plan could uproot them from homes By SAFIYA RAVAT HOUSTON CHRONICLE March 27, 2011 Copyright © 2011 The Houston Chronicle Kim Brusatori, Founder and CEO of Village Learning & Achievement Center, is quoted in this article written about the Harris County Families Unite Rally held at Discovery Green in Houston on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Several hundred people with developmental disabilities, their families and care providers rallied Saturday at Houston's Discovery Green against proposed cuts to the state budget that they say would take them away from their homes, friends and communities.  (Read the full article...)

Hundreds rally against cuts for disabled2011-03-28T13:03:10-05:00

Local providers unite for those with developmental disabilities


From the Kingwood Observer – Wednesday, March23, 2011.   Copyright © 2011 – The Kingwood Observer -- by Corey L. Turner, editor With little progress in the effort to avoid "devastating" funding cuts, facility directors and supporters around the Greater Houston area are uniting for the Harris County Families Unite Rally March 26 at Discovery Green in downtown Houston from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Read the full article...)

Local providers unite for those with developmental disabilities2011-03-28T11:15:39-05:00

Share Your Personal Story With Legislators


ACTION ALERT! Stop by anytime next week, Monday, March 21 – Friday, March 25, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at our offices located at 3946 Glade Valley Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339. Write personal letters to legislators who are in favor of budget cuts to Medicaid Waiver Programs such as HCS and CLASS. A workroom will be available for your use in the front conference room that is to your left as you enter the front doors of the World Publications Building, behind Wal-Mart Marketplace and adjacent to Kingwood Park High School. Breakfast tacos will be served each [...]

Share Your Personal Story With Legislators2011-03-17T11:14:54-05:00

Sharing the privileges we sometimes take for granted


From The Kingwood Observer -- an editorial by Corey Turner... During my sophomore year of college I was introduced to two things I previously had little experience with: gardening and working with people with developmental disabilities. (Read the full editorial...)

Sharing the privileges we sometimes take for granted2011-03-09T10:34:00-06:00

Texas Families Unite Rally in Austin on Monday, March 14, 2011


Supporters of Village Learning & Achievement Center will travel to Austin on March 14, 2011, to increase awareness about the proposed significant and far-reaching budget cuts and cost containment measures regarding Texas Health & Human Services Texas Medicaid Waiver Programs, such as Home & Community-based Services (HCS).  Attendees will participate in Legislative Visits (materials and training provided), Legislative Advocacy Training, and a Rally and Press Conference at the Capitol. We have seats for 56 people and we hope to fill the bus! Click here to view a printer-friendly version of the flyer. Who: Village Learning & Achievement Center program participants, families, friends and supporters What: [...]

Texas Families Unite Rally in Austin on Monday, March 14, 20112011-03-01T15:51:50-06:00

Parents fight for the state’s most vulnerable people


From the Kingwood Observer — Monday, February 21, 2011 Copyright © 2011 – – powered by The Kingwood Observer For Dixie Frantz, the proposed budget cuts to services for those with developmental disabilities is a personal matter. Her middle child, Melanie, was born with cerebral palsy 26 years ago. Mimi, as she is affectionately called, can’t read or write, walk, or brush her teeth or hair. She has a vocabulary of 252 words. “I know this because I have counted them all,” Frantz said viagra jelly. “She speaks in one- and two-word phrases. She cannot be left home alone, ever.” [...]

Parents fight for the state’s most vulnerable people2017-02-14T08:05:52-06:00

11th Annual Golf Tournament


All proceeds from this event will benefit our organization as we continue to provide quality services and programs for adults and children with disabilities and their families. For more information, send an email to How You Can Help We anticipate another year of wonderful community involvement and support.  We hope you will consider partnering with us! Click here to view the 11th Annual Golf Tournament Brochure. We invite individuals, organizations, and businesses to participate as a tournament sponsor. In addition to sponsorship, you may also show your support for our organization in the following ways: Donate silent auction items or door [...]

11th Annual Golf Tournament2011-03-07T12:18:16-06:00

2010 Charity Gala Sponsors


Thanks to the sponsors of our 6th Annual Charity Gala “Black & White Ball” held on November 6, 2010: Sponsors: OPAL – Administaff, Inc. CGBM 100, LLC. The MINT National Bank PEARL – Leonard & Kimberly Brusatori Continental Airlines CruiseOne – Jeanie & Dennis Keel Occupational Therapy Services Norm & Jan Phillips Planet Ford The Reed Foundation Ben & Sheila Turner CRYSTAL – John & Laurie Benson Joe & Cathy Cleary The Conrad/Risner Family East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID) Greg & Marie Halvatzis John & Linda Hernandez Kingwood Medical Center Lone Star College–Kingwood Main Street Bank V. Scott & Peggy [...]

2010 Charity Gala Sponsors2011-01-27T19:46:14-06:00

Postponed — Autism Awareness Conference


The Autism Awareness Conference scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2011, is postponed.  When a new date is determined, it will be posted here. Village Learning & Achievement Center will have two employees representing our organization at the upcoming Autism Awareness Conference presented by Lone Star College-Kingwood.  Mary Ciura will speak about supported employment and Jennifer Smith will speak about Home & Community-based Services (HCS).  In addition, Katrina Ware and Terri Brooks will host an information booth at the event to share information with attendees about our programs and services. Click here for a printer friendly version of the conference flyer.

Postponed — Autism Awareness Conference2011-02-03T07:43:33-06:00