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Laying Foundations For Success

Join your community on September 8th from 9:00 - 2:00 at Faith United Methodist Church  to hear the story of Johnathon and Teresa Vermaelen.

The Vermaelen family supported their son, Johnathon, to achieve by determining his strengths and placing him in situations allowing him grow in those areas. 

In May, 2018, Johnathon was awarded Graduate of the Year for Criminology, Law and Society from Texas A&M University...whoop! Additionally, Johnathon received the Dean of Education’s Special Recognition Award, an award only given when a student goes beyond what is required. 


Tina Adamopolus: Benefits Of Occupational Therapy

Karri Axtell: Navigating Assessments and IEP Planning

Justin Boulet: Insurance Related Information

Gayle Fisher: Effects on the Family Raising a Child with a Learning Difference

Leona Filis: Estate Planning, Trusts, and Guardianship

Michelle Howard-Herbein: SSI/SSDI/Employment/Waivers

Patti Pace & Patty Oliver: Teaching Reading To Children

Robin Rettie: Planning for Sensory Challenges in the Workplace & Community

Gail Wright: Family Stress and Supportive Resources


Ability & Beyond - OT

Arc of Fort Bend, Texas

Disability Right Texas - Nonprofit Organization Supporting Families and Independent Adults

Filis Law - Estate Planning

Lighthouse Learning Resources - Sensory, Behavior Products & Training

Monarch School & Institute - Therapeutic & Academic Private School

Partners Resource Network - State and Local Resources


Proceeds from Breaking Barriers are awarded to families in need and are dependent upon attendance.