Child Disability Prevention Outreach Volunteer - From Home in Austin Area
Office of Disability Prevention for Children - HHSC
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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The Office of Disability Prevention for Children (ODPC) is seeking volunteers in Central Texas to assist program staff with local and statewide education and public awareness initiatives aimed at preventing intellectual and developmental disabilities in children ages 0 to 12. Central Texas volunteers can help out from home. Our volunteers receive training, flexible schedules, as well as ongoing support and recognition.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Office of Disability Prevention for Children - HHSC
701 W. 51st Street, MC 1422, Austin, TX 78751, US
The Office of Disability Prevention for Children works to promote respect, foster understanding, and highlight the importance of prevention and early intervention initiatives in the lives of Texas children and families.
Although we do not provide direct services to children and families, our goal is to prevent disability before it happens and minimize any negative consequences through:
- Education and public awareness
- Promotion of sound public policy
- Working with state and local agencies, community groups and various other stakeholders
- Developing long-term plans to monitor and reduce the incidence and severity of developmental disabilities
- Evaluating state efforts to prevent developmental disabilities
Areas of Focus
The ODPC works to prevent disabilities in children from the time of conception to the age of 12. Our areas of focus are:
- Prevention of disabilities caused by maternal health issues related to pregnancy
- Prevention of disabilities caused by childhood injuries
- Early identification and diagnosis of disabilities to ensure early intervention and services
- Promoting mental health wellness in children with intellectual or developmental disabilities