Presentation on Burke’s Essential Services Program

Members of Burke’s Essential Services Program recently gave a presentation to the families of children with disabilities who attend Lufkin High School, in particular those who have been diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), or a related condition such as Autism. Also attending the presentation were representatives from several other agencies that work with people with disabilities.


Burke’s Lois Vinson and Charmis Nerren spoke on the various services and supports that are offered to families through the Essential Services Program. These include services coordination, respite services (in-home and out-of-home), employment services, vocational training, day habilitation, behavioral health and counseling services, nursing services, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Placement services options such as group homes and state supported living centers were also reviewed and discussed.

Shown here at the presentation are (left to right) Lois Vinson, Marsha Bradford with the Lufkin Independent School District; and Charmis Nerren. For more information on the services and supports of Burke’s Essential Services Program, or to schedule a presentation, contact Ms. Vinson or Ms. Nerren at 936-639-1479.

Contact Shelly Ladden, Burke, (936) 633-5620,