March 21, 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do.
Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on March 21, 2013 to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). We want to get people talking about WDSD on March 21st, and we can do this if we all wear socks…BUT NOT JUST ANY SOCKS…brightly colored socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock…maybe even 3 socks (or EXTRA socks) for 3 chromosomes. Or if you don’t normally wear socks then wear them. Just so long as they are socks which are on display and people will ask you about.
AND WHY STOP AT SOCKS? Wear brightly colored clothing if you like, say if it’s too hot for socks. The choice is yours, but we ask you to join us in wearing something which will help tell the world about WDSD.
It is easy to do, so whether you are at home, school, work, play, travel, or anywhere, join in!
On March 21, 2013, wear LOTS OF SOCKS and invite all your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
We’d like to invite all of you to join the Personal Touch Therapy team in the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s annual Trash Bash event! This is a volunteer opportunity to help clean up our city’s beautiful parks!
Where: The park we have chosen to help clean up is Moody Park (Little White Oak Bayou). The address is 3725 Fulton St., Houston, TX 77009. You will be assigned a work zone, given gloves and trash bags. They recommend that you bring sunscreen, hats, insect repellent, rubber boots, and/or raingear.
Learn a little of the history of St. Patrick’s Day:
St. Patrick’s Day was established as a way to recognize Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Originally a religious holiday, it is now practiced on March 17th by many people throughout the world with food, drink and all things green. Though history saw celebrations of feasts in his honor, St. Patrick’s Day was not officially recognized until 1976. Saint Patrick has been credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. It is thought that St. Patrick used a shamrock as a metaphor for the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), showing how three individual units could be part of the same body. His parishioners began wearing shamrocks to his church services. Today, “the wearing of the green” on St. Patrick’s Day represents spring, shamrocks, and Ireland.
It only takes a call to 713-510-5699 to start the process. Please have your child’s insurance and physician information available.
- Personal Touch Therapy receives client referrals from multiple referral sources which may include the parent or the physician
- Your child’s insurance eligibility and benefits are verified
- Authorization to evaluate is obtained if required by the managed care plan
- A formal evaluation is scheduled and completed
- The recommended plan of care is reviewed by your physician
- The plan of care is authorized by medicaid or managed care plan
- Therapist calls to schedule the therapy visits with the patient or caregiver
**Therapy sessions are typically one to two times per week for 30 to 45 minutes.
As therapy progresses, we will reassess your child regularly and keep you informed of their progress. We are available to address any concerns that you may have and enjoy sharing our knowledge to assist you with facilitating the development of your child’s communication skills.
To request an evaluation of your child’s development, you may complete and submit our Online Referral Form. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the referral process please call our Referral Coordinator, Maria Gomez, at (713) 936-2678.