Educational Institutions

The Moore-Weis Children's Center of Austin

  • Austin, TX
  • www.moore-weis.org

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Mission Statement

The Moore-Weis Children's Center of Austin is committed to providing a therapeutic educational experience for children two through ten years of age experiencing moderate to severe communication disabilities. Our natural setting creates a positive and nurturing environment empowering children to develop effective, life-long communication skills. The Moore-Weis Children's Center of Austin educates and encourages parents and the community to become advocates for all children.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Suzzanne S. Moore

Keywords

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autism, autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), hearing impairment, hydrocephalous, sensory integration dysfunction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), seizure disorder, syndrome, emotional disturbance, receptive-expressive language disorder, learning disability

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EIN

74-2860108

Also Known As

Moore-Weis

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Autism (G84)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS.

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Programs

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Program 1

There are four classroom levels at Moore-Weis (Levels 1-4) that serve children with communication disorders ranging in age from 18 months-9 years. About half of the children who attend the center fall under the autism spectrum (i.e., Autism, Asperger?s, PDD-NOS). While at the center, children also receive group and/or individual speech therapy, occupational therapy, and/or applied behavior analysis therapy as needed to help them reach their ITP goals. a. Level 1 serves children 18 months-four years of age with a combination of in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy and school. Children attend the school 6 hours a week and an ABA therapist goes to their home to provide ABA therapy 6 hours a week. b. Level 2serves children ages 2 to 4 year of age. Children in level 2 attend school Monday-Friday for 3.5 hour every day. c. Level 3 serves children ages 4 and 5. Children in level 3 attend school Monday-Friday for 5.5 hours each day. d. Level 4 serves children ages 5 through 8. Children in level 4 attend school Monday-Friday for 5.5 hours each day.

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The Moore-Wels Children's Center of Austin
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Moore-Weis Children's Center of Austin

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Suzzanne S. Moore

BIO

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Child Development, from Texas Tech University, Ms. Moore began her career as a Head Start teacher in Lubbock, Texas. Relocating to Houston, she served as the Director of the Mangum Oaks Schools and subsequently assumed the role of Curriculum Coordinator, a position which sparked her interest in curricula design. While raising her own children, Ms. Moore taught at the Second Baptist Preschool in Houston and then served as the Resource Coordinator for St. Luke?s Day School, developing a resource center that is still operational. Ms. Moore then taught at the Poe Cooperative Nursery School, allowing her to experience first-hand the value of an inclusive learning environment incorporating parents and children in all areas of developmental typicality. After her tenure with the Parish School of Houston as a beginning language instructor, Ms. Moore moved to Austin and established Over the Moon, a rotating setting-based neighborhood preschool. She then joined Capitol School of Austin as a beginning language teacher where she met her future collaborator, Kelly Weis. Together, they founded the Reach for a Star Pilot Program which ultimately evolved into The Moore-Weis Children?s Center of Austin, for which Ms. Moore has served as both teacher and currently, Program Director. In addition to her administrative and educational responsibilities, Ms. Moore continues to serve as an educational placement consultant for both typical and atypical preschool children. She has served on the accreditation steering committees for three schools, as well as the boards of the Poe Cooperative Nursery School and the West School of Houston. She devotes countless volunteer hours to the early medical diagnosis and treatment of autism. It is impossible to overstate the number of children who have benefited from her love, care, and professional expertise. Although a teacher at heart, she believes that a perpetual and dynamic state of constant learning serves as her personal and professional cornerstone.

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