This past April, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, members from Tomball Homeschoolers volunteered with Home Place of Texas, a partner ministry of The Get Together Northwest.
With their arms full of craft supplies & sports gear, the homeschoolers met with differently-abled adults at Home Place ready to spend time with new friends. A few of them even had t-shirts made for this special event: “Autism Awareness Be An Advocate For Your Super Her0!”
The groups were so large that they had to be split up into two groups: Guys & Gals. The guys went outside for a game of football while the gals stayed inside creating puzzle piece picture frames.
Executive Director of Home Place of Texas, June Jones remarked , “We were so happy to have the Tomball Homeschool group come out and spend time with us. Everyone enjoyed their craft and time spent on the field. They were a big help to our staff. We hope to see them again!”
“It was a wonderful experience to take our kids out to Home Place to volunteer for Autism Awareness Month in April. We were made to feel like we belonged and were put right to work, which is why we were there. I personally feel it’s imperative that we teach our kids the importance of giving back to society, and one great way is to volunteer and serve. My son came home with a better understanding of what it is that Home Place does and the people it helps. We are looking forward to the next chance to get out there and make a difference.” – Kelly G., parent and administrator of Tomball Homeschoolers
The Tomball Homeschoolers are a community-minded group of homeschooling families in Northwest Houston dedicated to sharing information and encouraging lasting friendships among families as a whole within the local homeschool community.
The Home Place of Texas, located in Spring, Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful programs and services for adults with disabilities.
According to the National Autism Association, Autism now affects 1 in 68 children. This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012.