Join our mission to help children and adults with disabilities use mobile devices to communicate, exceed educational goals, and reach their fullest potential by participating in the 2018 Easter Seals Greater Houston Walk With Me 5K event.
Walk With Me is a fun, 5K event for the entire family, held at the Houston Zoo that raises money for Easter Seals Greater Houston and its programs!
Your support of the BridgingApps team will help provide access to mobile devices (such as iPads and Androids), as well as provide the education and resources needed to train parents, therapists, and teachers on how to effectively use technology and apps to target and improve skills.
Here are a few ways you can help us meet our goal:
- Join ourÂ Walk With Me BridgingApps TeamÂ to help us raise money!
- Participants only need to raise $50!
- You will receive a ticket to the Houston Zoo, an event t-shirt, and access to the after party!
- Kids under 12 walk free.
- Make aÂ donation to our BridgingApps Walk With Me Team.
- On behalf of BridgingApps and the clients and families we serve, thank you! Your generosity makes it all possible.
Click here to join our teamÂ or support our efforts! And be sure to share with your friends and family.
Why am I walking?Â I am participating in Easter Sealsâ€™ Walk With Me because I want to spread hope and raise funds to help individuals and families living with all types of disabilities.
For 70 years Easter Seals Greater Houston has helped veterans adjust to civilian life with service dogs and mental health services, taught infants with developmental delays how to walk and talk, given children with cerebral palsy a sense of community through camps and play groups, mentored teens with autism so they can feel prepared and empowered to enter the workforce, and so much more! Easter Seals is an essential partner in providing help, hope and answers to our loved ones with disabilities.
With Hurricane Harveyâ€™s historic flooding, Easter Seals clients need our support now more than ever. Please join me on this journey so Easter Seals can continue providing life-changing services to the 10,000+ children and adults served each year in the Greater Houston community.
In the past year,Â BridgingAppsÂ has given more than 70 presentations and trainings in Houston and around the country. Our website 34,000 users from 187 countries, 7,000 monthly visitors, a podcast segment, an online course, a regular column in a digital magazine, and 3,100 apps in our database. We are excited to explore new ways in which mobile technology can assist young adults with special health care needs, older adults, and seniors through collaborative projects with Texas Childrenâ€™s Hospital, TIRR Memorial Hermann, UnitedHealthcare, and others. TheÂ BridgingApps App Search ToolÂ allows users to access app reviews conducted by therapists and special education teachers and focuses on skill, rather than age or diagnosis. In 2017, the BridgingApps App Search Tool had users from 115 countries with 88,000 page views. TheÂ BridgingApps YouTube ChannelÂ has 91 videos with over 334,000+ views and 416,000+ minutes of watch time.
Currently theÂ BridgingApps program has more than 50 devices loaned out to children and adults with disabilitiesÂ in the Houston area that help with communication, educational skills and rehabilitation from injury and illness. Your support of this event helps purchase additional devices to assist those who need access to technology that changes lives.