A few of the children living at Mission Road are members of loving families who partner with us to care for their children overnight, throughout the week, and on weekends as is helpful. We provide each child with professional, 24-hour AWAKE care by trained, attentive staff allowing the child to thrive and grow into a successful and happy adult.
Among the greatest benefits to our children is our predictable schedule and tranquil home environment to which children with IDD respond best. We provide our partnering families with time and respite from the 24/7/365 care that often overwhelms families with children with special needs. Our caregivers are rested and ready to provide focused and loving attention to each child in their care.
Our caregivers have fewer distractions than parents and foster parents who are often met with many additional obligations like cooking dinner, doing laundry, driving children to practices, etc. At Mission Road, we are 100% focused on the special children in our care. Furthermore, our caregivers all participate in 50+ hours of professional training each year.
Our greatest strength: three 8-hour shifts of ready, rested, and loving caregivers providing 24/7/365 awake care. This is simply not something any mom or dad can provide – no matter how hard you try. It’s OK to lean on us. We are here to help!
The children in our Boarding School program join us as residents in our children’s cottages and participate completely in all campus and programming activities. The children attend public schools in Harlandale ISD as full-time students and utilize the exceptional special needs education program of the district.
Families maintain complete and full access to their children and are welcomed to the campus at any time, day or night, to monitor and oversee their child’s care. Parents are encouraged to attend all campus events and field trips. Parents continue to include their children in family activities that are part of their family traditions – Wednesday nights at church, gymnastics classes, team sports, holidays, and family vacations. By partnering with Mission Road, Boarding School families are able to find new, tranquil, and re-energizing time to devote to other siblings, work, and keep healthy and intact marriages.
Mission Road Boarding School is a private, fee-for-service program contracted annually, billed monthly, and priced individually based on the needs of the child.
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Program Interest Form
If you are interested in one of our services for your loved one, start by contacting AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) to begin the screening and assessment process to determine if your client or loved one qualifies for IDD services. Once this is completed, you can fill out our interest form below and a Mission Road program director will reach out to you to determine which programs might be appropriate and available.