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Parent Support Group

When: 3rd Tuesday of every month (10/10, 11/14, 12/12)
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM

Join this support group as we meet to discuss the struggles and celebrate the victories of our special needs children! The children will engage in activities with our ABA staff.

The mission of this group is to provide an educational and social support group for families that have children with special needs. Meetings will be held the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 PM to allow parents of children with special needs to discuss struggles and celebrate victories. This group will also allow for caregivers to communicate openly with other parents of children with special needs. Childcare will be available at our center as well for the duration of the meeting. If you are interested in joining this group, email

Pathways for Challenging Behavior

Pathways – This program is designed to empower parents by providing current research and evidence-based intervention strategies in order to address the unique needs of their child with autism. Pathways is based on Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBI), a combination of ABA techniques and developmental science. Pathways is a 12 chapter program that allows parents and their children (aged 0-5) to work at their own pace to improve overall social engagement and communication.

The program also benefits children that struggle with behavior, social development, and/or self-regulation.

Requirements: Your child does not need a diagnosis of autism to receive intervention.

Does your child struggle with their emotions, anger, frustration, tantrums, transitions from one activity to another, social interaction, self-regulation, eye contact, or playing appropriately with toys? 

Pathways Early Intervention 

Parenting does not come with a manual, you say.  

Well, Pathways Early Intervention provides a manual. 

The Pathways Early Intervention Program is a research-based Parent & Child Interactive Program lead by a trained interventionist. This program is designed for 1.5 hour sessions. However, this can be too long for some children and two 45-minute sessions may be more feasible. The program is designed for 12 weeks but could take a little longer depending on child’s progress. The program fosters language development, regulating behavior, and parent -child connection.  

Financial Assistance

Shorkey has secured funding to support the program; without the funding support the program would be $150 a session. Financial assistance can be considered with application and proof of income. PATHWAYS is not supported by insurance at this time.

Ages 0-3

Spindletop MHMR Services

Ages 3-5

Clarissa Medina

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