*The following clients include current and former organizations. All classes/workshops are on a contract basis.
Academy Arts for All
Academy Arts for All , located in Houston, TX, is an inclusive program which offers those with learning differences a platform to create, express and perform under professional theatrical instruction. With a focus on teamwork, these courses create a cognitively-challenging environment where students are encouraged to develop creativity and social skill sets. This program makes the arts accessible to all populations, employing specifically designed curriculum to permit those with learning differences the opportunity to express their artistry in front of an audience at the professional Jeannette & L.M. George Theater or A.D. Players’ Saint Street Studio. Through semester long sessions centered around performance and theatre activities, Academy Special Populations courses integrate elements of movement, music, vocalization and presentation with the end goal being to build participants’ confidence, community, socialization skills and self-expression.
The River/Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)
The River, located in Houston, TX, merged with Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) in 2010. The River offers instructional-based arts classes for individuals with disabilities, ages 4 to adults, as well as their siblings. Students can enroll in a distinct arts discipline that interests them, including music, dance, visual art, and acting. In the summer, The River provides an arts enrichment day camp with week-long sessions focusing on all aspects of musical theatre. These programs culminate in a celebratory opportunity for the students to perform for their family and friends.
Easter Seals of Greater Houston’s LEAD (Life Enrichment for Adults with Disabilities) Adult Programs
Clients involved in the Easter Seals of Greater Houston’s LEAD (Life Enrichment for Adults with Disabilities) Adult Programs are adults who have experienced barriers with social integration and opportunities due to their physical disabilities. Easter Seals of Greater Houston (LEAD program) provides a safe environment for adults to socialize with one another and participate in activities enjoyed by all adults. They strive to broaden their experiences and introduce them to new things. Common program activities include: Yoga, Bowling, Painting, Self-Defense, Crafts, Cooking, Field Trips and sporting events.
Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare System
Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare System specializes in mental health treatment for children and adolescents. Their programs include: Acute inpatient care, Residential inpatient care, Partial Hospitalization, School-based services, Outpatient services, and Day treatment services.
Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare System is Arkansas’ largest behavioral inpatient facility for children and adolescents ages 5-17 who are struggling with emotional or behavioral health issues. They are committed to providing quality behavioral healthcare to patients and support to families. This organization includes statewide services provided by The Pointe Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. The services provided include intensive outpatient, school-based, outpatient and day treatment.
Easterseals Arkansas’ Center for Training & Wellness
Easterseals of Arkansas’ Center for Training & Wellness is a day program where adults with disabilities or developmental delays can make friends, learn new skills and lead a busy life. For many adults who have just graduated high school, attending the Center for Training & Wellness is a positive transition, as it offers a variety of services for adults with disabilities ages 18 and up in a nurturing, safe and structured environment. These services include:
- Job training and placement
- Literacy, including reading clubs
- Health and nutrition
- Care coordination
- Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.)
- Technology lab
- Living skills
- Physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
- Social activities including dances and volunteer projects
Peyton has also been featured in Easterseals of Arkansas’ Stories of Hope! Also, be sure to check out Client Feedback!
Independent Case Management (ICM), Inc.
Independent Case Management (ICM), Inc. is an Arkansas-based, non profit organization that provides support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. They offer a variety of services, including:
Care Coordination, Community Integration, Supported Employment, Respite, Specialized Medical Supplies, Adaptive Equipment, Environmental Modifications, Personal Care, and Consultation.
Epilepsy Education & Group Support (E.E.G.S) of Arkansas
Epilepsy Education & Group Support (E.E.G.S) was established in the early 90’s by a group of epilepsy patients and a nurse seeking education about epilepsy and support from others with epilepsy. The mission of E.E.G.S is reaching families, caregivers, friends and individuals living with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. It originally reached out to adults with epilepsy, but now the group has expanded to support teenagers with epilepsy, younger children with epilepsy, siblings and the effects epilepsy has on their life, parents with epilepsy, and now SUDEP (Sudden, Unexpected Death of Someone with Epilepsy) and how to cope. Not only is this a support group, but it also provides education on helpful epilepsy issues that affect ones daily living.
Camp Sunshine and Young Adults Retreat / Adult Survivor Burn Retreat
Camp Sunshine was founded by Arkansas Children’s Hospital in 1991 as an attempt to promote physical and emotional healing, as well as growth and development, of burned children. It now provides both adult (via Young Adults Retreat) and pediatric survivors across the state of Arkansas with an opportunity to establish lasting friendships, experience personal growth, and develop lifelong memories. Camp Sunshine and YAR are provided free of charge to the camper, as all counselors and volunteers attend on a volunteer basis. Funding is totally provided by the Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters who conduct fundraisers throughout each year to raise the thousands of dollars needed. In 2006, Little Rock Fire Fighters introduced a payroll deduction plan to raise their share of the funds.
The goal of YAR/Camp Sunshine: To assists in the transformation of Burn Victim to Burn Survivor! Also, be sure to check out Client Feedback!
Pais Project is based in Arlington, TX. This mission-based organization was founded by Paul Gibbs in 1992. Their goal is to create partnerships between schools, community projects and churches and act as a catalyst to help empower young people. After pioneering the first team in Manchester, the Pais Project launched teams all over the UK and eventually overseas. The first team outside of Europe was launched in the U.S. in 2002. Over the next several years, Pais grew and is now working in nations on six different continents.