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Serving The Children Of South East Texas

The Center specializes in interdisciplinary therapy, education, and intervention to improve the growth and development of children with special needs. The center offers Occupational, Physical, Speech, Aquatic, ABA, and Recreation Therapy as well as an inclusive preschool.

There are many ways you can help:

Along with United Way, we are supported by Community Donations, Grants and Fundraisers.

Donating money isn’t the only way you can help. Apply to become a volunteer for Shorkey today.

We host several annual initiatives to raise funds and spread the word about our mission.

Who We Are

Our Mission

The Shorkey Center specializes in effective individualized educational programs that include early childhood education and therapeutic services focusing on children with special needs.

Our Vision

The Shorkey Center, a non-profit organization, will be a recognized community partner that educates and nurtures young people with special needs in an inclusive educational environment.

Our Pledge To Inclusion & Diversity

The Shorkey Center celebrates individual characteristics, identities, experiences, perspectives, and approaches to strengthen our programming and workforce. We are committed to a diverse environment to ensure a culture of inclusion. Working together provides the best opportunity for each child to reach their full potential with dignity.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Center

Serving children from ages 0 – 21 years old, accepting, Private Pay, Commercial / Private Insurances and Medicaid Manage Care groups.

About Our Services:

Education Services

Instruction Junction Inclusive Preschool is a Texas Rising Star Program. We serve children 2 years – Kindergarten with and without disabilities. We are Texas Rising Star certified and strive to prepare each student to be successful developmentally, socially, and academically when they enter Kindergarten. In support of this, we utilize components of the Frog Street Curriculum and Circle (Children’s Learning Institute) Curriculum.

To meet the individual needs of the child, we offer a very low teacher-student ratio. All of our classes follow daily schedules and are provided breakfast, lunch, and snack. Our caring, compassionate, loving teachers are supported by our therapists to provide exceptional services. Children needing therapy can receive services during the day while on campus.

CCCS Funding – We accept Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Contractor Services funding.

Rehabilitation Services

The Shorkey Center offers a variety of services to meet the needs of children.

Therapy Services require a physician’s referral / prescription for evaluation and treatment. We offer Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, and Feeding Therapy.

Recreation Therapy: These adaptive programs for children with special needs do not require a physician’s referral. We offer one-time events, camps, and ongoing programs.

Autism Services: We offer Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for children with an Autism diagnosis and a physician’s referral.

Parent-child behavior training is also offered for caregiver and children 2 years – kindergarten. It is a 12 week program to support family learning in communication, challenging behaviors, and social emotional learning.

Thank You To Our Supporters

The Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, partnered with United Way. Thank you to United Way, Cashan Grotto, American Valve, Giglio Distributing Co., Fast Lane, and Valero for their continuous support!

Volunteer for Shorkey

Lend your time to children in need. To get started, just fill out the form below. A member of our team will then contact you to discuss your request.

Pediatric Rehabilitation Center

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