Purposeful Life: Family Training Series

The Center on Disability and Development (CDD) at Texas A&M University, Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley (DSABV), Families of Autistic Children Engaged Together for Support (FACETS), Brazos Center for Independent Living (BVCIL), College Station ISD, Bryan ISD, Texas Department of Assitive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Texas Department for Blind Services (DBS) are hosting a free workshop series for parents and family members of children with disabilities.

WHAT:  A Purposeful Life- Family Training Series  

WHO: Parents, family members, self-advocates and children with disabilities 

WHEN: First Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Central Baptist Church, Fellowship Room - 1991 FM 158 Rd. College Station, TX 77845 

*** Please click here to RSVP for the event***

Link for volunteer registration 

Additional details: 

  • Child Care (for ages 2+) will be available
  • Advocacy training for students ages 11 and up will be available
  • Fungineering will provide some exciting and fun lessons about teamwork!
  • Food will be provided! Please RSVP to be on the list for dinner!
  • For accessibility/transportation, please contact BVCIL at 979.776.5505


Upcoming events will be held at:

Central Baptist Church
1991 FM 158 Rd. College Station, TX 77845

6:00pm-7:30pm (6:00-6:15 “eat & mingle” | 6:15-7:30 training)

Child Care provided by TAMU Students
For accessibility or transportation requests contact Pat Morse at BVCIL (979.776.5505)

*** Please RSVP for the event by clicking this link***

Download the May flyer

Download the series overview flyer 

Imprimir el folleto de Mayo

Imprimir el folleto de la series

Date Topic
September 1, 2016 "Looking Ahead" - Series Overview & Speaker Panel
October 6, 2016

"Who is the I in IEP?" - Review of ARD and IEP

TEA Special Education Dispute Resolution Systems Handbook

TEA Manual De Los Sistemas Para Resolución De Conflictos De Educación Especial

November 3, 2016 "Sticks and Stones- Words Do Hurt!" - Bullying 
December 1, 2016 "You Can't Pour From an Empty Cup" - Family Wellness
February 2, 2017

"My Kid's Going To Be A Grown-Up?" - Independence (MS/HS session)

I Can Do That! Independence (birth-elementary school session)

Yo Puedo Hacer Eso! 

March 2, 2017

"Surviving Puberty- This Time As a Parent" - Adolescence and Puberty

Puberty Checklist

Autism Speaks Puberty Tool Kit

Vanderbilt/Kennedy Center's Healthy Bodies for Girls

Vanderbilt/Kennedy Center's Healthy Bodies for Girls Appendix

Cuerpos Sanos Para Varones

Cuerpos Sanos Para Varones-Anexo

Cuerpos Sanos Para Niñas

Cuerpos Sanos Para Niñas-Anexo

April 6, 2017

"Behavior- What Are You Trying to Tell Me?" - Behavior Management

Comportamiento- ¿Qué Estás Tratando de Decirme? 

May 4, 2017

"Teaching Social Skills- Because No One Lives in Isolation" - Social Skills

Session Outline



Click on a previous event for more information and resources for that event.


Date Training Topic
January 7, 2016 How Can I Help My Child Have a More Purposeful Life?
February 4, 2016 Person-Centered Thinking Training for Families
March 3, 2016 ARD Meetings: An Opportunity for Self-Determination
and Self-Advocacy
April 7, 2016 Understanding your Child’s Behavior
May 5, 2016 Life After High School… Planning Starts Now!











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