Including Kids Autism Center unveils new young adult vocational skills center

The center is also equipped to teach leisure and recreational skills, where clients can engage in pingpong or video game competitions. (Courtesy Including Kids Autism Center)
The center is also equipped to teach leisure and recreational skills, where clients can engage in pingpong or video game competitions. (Courtesy Including Kids Autism Center)

The center is also equipped to teach leisure and recreational skills, where clients can engage in pingpong or video game competitions. (Courtesy Including Kids Autism Center)


Updated Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Due to rising COVID-19 cases as the delta variant continues to spread, Including Kids Autism Center for Community Inclusion will be postponing its open house for its new young adult vocational skills center until later this fall, officials announced Aug. 13.

"Unfortunately, due to rising COVID conditions within the Lake Houston area—and Houston at-large—we have made the decision to postpone our Center for Community Inclusion open house until later in the fall," the announcement reads. "Local health officials have asked organizations to avoid large indoor gatherings during this time. The health and safety of our community is always our first priority."

In the meantime, officials said clients are already using the new young adult vocational skills center on a daily basis. Details about the rescheduled open house are forthcoming.

Published Aug. 5 at 9:48 a.m.



Including Kids Autism Center for Community Inclusion will host an open house Aug. 24 to offer tours of its new young adult vocational skills center from 4-7 p.m. at 19143 Timber Forest Drive, Humble.

"We are excited to showcase our new vocational skills training center and show the community the variety of ways we support young adults on the autism spectrum," said Erica Johnston, community liaison for Including Kids Autism Center. "A significant emphasis of our programs is inclusion in the community and a focus on skills that can be applied to a client’s everyday life."

The center serves clients ages 16-30 and matches them with local job opportunities. The center is looking for new businesses to participate in their vocation program. The skills center also teaches independent-living skills, such as cooking classes. 281-852-0501. www.includingkids.org





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