Including Kids at Holy Trinity Episcopal School is a school within a school. Established in the fall of 2012 as a result of a pilot program during the 2011-2012 school year, the program brings special needs individuals to the campus of Holy Trinity Episcopal School. Participants in this program are included in various daily activities which provide a relevant setting to address social, communicative, and adaptive skills. Students enrolled in Including Kids at Holy Trinity Episcopal School are selected into the program based on assessments at Including Kids, INC.
Including Kids, INC. located in Humble, was founded 15 years ago with the mission of providing educational and therapeutic instruction using the principles of applied behavior analysis for children with autism and related developmental delays, endeavoring to facilitate their inclusion in the community. Today, Including Kids has served over 650 families from 12 counties in the Greater Houston area. We have created a quality full-time program that continues to change the lives of young adults and children with autism, offering them a chance to be included in the community.
In our programming, we make an individualized plan for each child and young adult based on his or her needs. We provide intensive one-to-one instruction using ABA, focusing on the skills needed for the highest level of independence possible for individual. As the child or young adult is ready, we have many opportunities for inclusion with typical peers, and we act as the bridge for them to be an integral part of their community.
At Including Kids, we envision a world where all children and young adults are given the chance to be included. By fostering an environment built on the mantra ‘Instruct, Inspire, Include’ the goal of our dedicated staff and supportive community is to create a truly inclusive society where involvement and awareness act as that last puzzle piece in our completed picture: a welcoming world where every child is given the opportunity to succeed.