REACh FamiliesReaching East African Children and Families Families Raising Children with Special Needs
REACh Families is a support group for families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area raising children with special needs.Most families in the group are of East African origin. The purpose of the support group is to encourage, support and advocate for families and their children with disabilities.
We feature monthly speakers to provide parents information to empower and enable them to effectively advocate for their children. It will also allow parents to share experiences, resources and support each other.
Monthly Meetings Schedule (2nd Sunday of each month)
Location: Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church
2822 S. Jupiter Rd
Garland TX 75014
November 9,2014 : The ARD Agenda
Leah Seyoum-Tesfa, RN
December 14, 2014: Holiday Family Dinner
Family Gathering and Social Event
January 25 , 2015 The Unplanned Journey, Raising a Child with Special Needs
February 22, 2015: Father's Event; Introductions
March 2015: Spa Event for Mothers: King Spa & Sauna
2154 Royal Lane TX 75229
Sunday Option:March 8, 2015 (after 12 noon-midnight)
Saturday Option March 14, 2015 (12 noon-midnight)
March 2015: Fathers Event (TBD)
April 12, 2015: Behavior Summer program
May 10, 2015 Biomedical interventions
June 2015 : Hawaiian Falls TBD
July 12. 2015 Spa Event
August 2015 Hawaiian Falls TBD
The REACh Families Outreach project is funded in part by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD). TCDD awards funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: $9903 (75%) federal funds and $3340 (25%) non federal funds.