Where We Take the "DIS" Out of Disability
Maxwell's House Of Abilities is a Nonprofit 501(c)3. Our mission is to support those on the Autism spectrum and their families by offering and or finding funding for services such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Job opportunities and childcare for those with ASD. Our goal is to ultimately alter the perception of those on the Autism spectrum in our community, by helping them shine the light on their abilities, while simultaneously dimming the light on their disabilities. We also offer a classroom environments catered to the individual learning needs of those that come to our center. Along with offering life skills to help them feel fulfilled and have a sense of purpose to thrive in life.
Maxwell's House of Abilities Team
Passionate, dedicated, and loving, Maxwell's House of Abilities team members love their work and it shows in everything they do. Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lifes of those with Autism and there families.
Director of Education
Graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary studies. General Education EC-6, Special Education K-12 with a minor in ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners.
She was an elementary school teacher with the Tomball independent school district. She worked specifically with children who have cognitive and or neurological disorders i.e. Autism Spectrum, Emotional Disturbance, ADHD, and Asperger just to name a few. She was the teacher in a self-contained classroom grade k-5 &6. She also spearheaded what would be known as the PASS Program (Positive Approach to Student Success) where she was both a behavior coach to students progressing through a self-contained classroom to the “normal” classroom setting, to coaching teachers how to love, handle, accept, teach, and forgive said students in their classroom.
Support Staff Director
Graduated from University of Houston Downtown with a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. She also has a Lifetime Certification as a Paraprofessional in the State of Texas. She has worked in the educational system for over twenty years in both the Aldine ISD and Houston ISD school districts. Throughout Katherine’s long career in education she has worked as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher in both elementary and secondary education. Some of the schools she worked at are considered second chance for at risk students. Taking into consideration some of the children needs she has sponsored programs like The Houston Can Academy North step team (The Diamonds) that helped uplift and encourage self esteem in each student involved. The Diamonds Assisted at the Houston food bank and helped by spending time with and offering assistance to senior citizens.
Director of HR
Shannon graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Augusta State University Bachelor of science degree in Business Administration: Accounting and Finance from University of South Carolina, and has a Certificate of Local Government Management from University of Georgia, Carl Vincent Institute of Government.
She worked as the controller for 12 year at ANIC ( Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corp) a private nonprofit located in Augusta Georgia. Her duties included Oversee long-range financial planning and budget requirements for this $20 million not-for-profit development/ Construction organization.
Develop and maintain operational systems for financial functions.
Design and implement effective cost controls.
Manage $1.6 million dollar annual operating budget.
Closed $40 million dollar Lease-Purchase bond issue for a program rollout in conjunction with Freddie Mac.
Manage all human resource issues.
Manage all technical issues and computer processes.
Manage investment accounts and secure investments to ensure profitable returns.
Financially analyze construction projects and provide budget-actual variance reports for Construction Manager and President/CEO.
Financially manage two-hundred unit apartment complex owned and operated by company.
Maintain systems, controls, and procedures.
Assist in conflict resolutions.
Review and manage all third party contracts.
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm