Rosenberg TX – March 2, 2016 –Texana Center recently received a grant from the Exchange Club of Sugar Land. Kate Johnson-Patagoc, Director, Specialized Children’s Services was invited to attend the Sugar Land Exchange Club’s breakfast meeting as the guest speaker and for the check presentation.
Kevin Barker, President Exchange Club of Sugar Land, presented a $4,000 check to Kate Johnson-Patagoc. The funds will be used by Texana’s Behavior Stabilization program to purchase iPod Touch devices, rugged protective cases, and several apps to be used by both Behavior Analysts and clients.
The Behavior Stabilization program is based in Rosenberg and provides crisis services to children 6 years and older who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and very challenging behaviors. The programs intention is to stabilize the behavior and avoid hospitalizations, incarcerations, or restrictive placements. The goal is to assist the children and teens to learn coping skills and gain independence, so they can remain safely with their family and community.
Using iPod Touch devices with Behavior Tracker Pro, Skill Tracker Pro and DATA applications the Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) will be able to collect real-time data for each child’s/teen’s goals and objectives. The data collected is then automatically summarized and graphed allowing our BCBA’s to spend more time working with the children and teens, providing more parent/family training and feedback instead of spending time compiling the data.
Exchange Club of Sugar Land has been serving the community and improving the quality of life through donations to various non-profit organizations in Fort Bend County for many years. Every year they hold their Annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds through ticket sales, raffles, live and silent auctions and sponsorships.