Celebrating 75 Years of Making Disabilities Become Possibilities!
BAY AREA REHABILITATION CENTER CAN HELP YOU LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
“The Mission of Bay Area Rehabilitation Center is to provide outpatient therapeutic, vocational, social skill training and recreational services for persons with disabilities or injuries and support services for their families."
BAY AREA REHABILITATION CENTER IS EXPANDING PATSY'S DESTINY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND
As part of Bay Area Rehabilitation Center's celebration of 75 years of making disabilities become possibilities we have initiated a funding campaign for the purpose of expanding Patsy's Destiny Wheelchair Accessible Playground (Patsy's Destiny). Patsy's Destiny provides an inclusive area where individuals with, or without, special needs can recreate together and learn from each other's strengths and weaknesses. For more information on the expansion of Patsy's Destiny click on the Patsy's Destiny link. You can also visit our Facebook page for updates on the expansion as well as updates on our other services. While there, like and follow our page!
To make a secure tax deductible contribution toward the expansion of Patsy's Destiny and assist us in making disabilities become possibilities click on the Donate link.
Bay Area Rehabilitation Center is seeking an Intake Coordinator for the Outpatient Therapy Program. Details of the position can be found by clicking the Careers link.
To accommodate the growth at Bay Area Rehabilitation Center we have other positions available. To learn more about our current openings, click on the Careers link.
BAY AREA REHABILITIATION CENTER JOINS BAYTOWN IN CELEBRATING 75 YEARS!
In 1948, the tri-cities of Baytown, Goose Creek, and Pelly joined together to form the city of Baytown. That same year, a group of parents joined together to form an organization to provide services for their children with cerebral palsy. First named the Baytown Spastic Association, the name evolved through the years before becoming Bay Area Rehabilitation Center in 1979. For Baytown's entire history, Bay Area Rehabilitation Center has been assisting individuals with disabilities and injuries to live their best life!
Much like our name, our services have evolved to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. In the mid-90's we added adult therapy to our services allowing Bay Area Rehabilitation Center to provide services to all ages. Patsy's Destiny Wheelchair Accessible Playground was developed in 2002 to provide the community with a wheelchair accessible recreational area. Patsy's Destiny provides the opportunity for individuals with, or without, special needs to interact together and learn from each other's strengths and weaknesses. Although owned and maintained by Bay Area Rehabilitation Center, Patsy's Destiny is available for use by the community during all daylight hours. In 2007, Bay Area Rehabilitation Center added the Opportunity Center Program to our services when the former Baytown Opportunity Center's was merged into our organization. This allowed us to provide job training and other important development skills to adults with disabilities.
As we reach 75 years of service we continue to plan for future growth. A funding campaign has been initiated in order to expand Patsy's Destiny Wheelchair Accessible Playground. Growth in the Opportunity Center Program and Aquatic Exercise Program are also a focus as we distance ourselves from the Covid 19 pandemic and continue to return normal operations.
Bay Area Rehabilitation Center, making disabilities become possibilities in the past, present, and long into the future!
ACTUAL PATIENT COMMENTS FROM SURVEYS
"The staff at Bay Area Rehab are very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The PT's were very caring & encouraged my mother to try harder."
"Had a very good experience with facility and therapist. Therapist was extremely helpful in regaining my range of motion and function to original state of function prior to breaking humorous."
"Had a very positive experience with an excellent therapist. Very competent."
"Ruby & Esme are fabulous therapists and have really helped me."
"Ruby is amazing and has helped me have a much better quality of life. She is very knowledgeable and helpful."
Yes all the PT's were great. I am so glad I came here. Getting better every day."
"The staff was amazing. I would definitely recommend ya'll. Thank-you guys very much for ya'lls services. God bless ya'll."
"Staff very helpful and respectful to my physical therapy needs to improve my overall health/body care. More advertisements for services or use of social nuances to help families and children."
"Very satisfied with my outcome. Great staff!"
"My therapist was very professional, friendly and most of all very thorough and qualified and awesome. More aquatic activities and more use of pool."
"A very good facility and helps a lot. Very satisfying and friendly. Good quality service."
"Thank-you for everything you've done for me, as well as being patient and understanding with me. The staff was great. Treatments were well done. Instructions were well given. Overall well done."
"Everyone was great. The therapist was outstanding and always on time and I couldn't ask for better. She was great."
Hello and welcome to Bay Area Rehabilitation Center. I am the Executive Director and would like to share with you a little information about this organization that I hope will inform and educate you about what we do and who we serve. Within this website you can find more detail about each program I mention.
Bay Area Rehabilitation Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was originally formed in 1948 by a small group of parents with a common interest and concern—the lack of affordable and local care for their children, all of whom had cerebral palsy. Since that early beginning over seventy years ago, we have evolved from the Baytown Spastic Association to the Baytown Society for Crippled Children and then in 1979 we formally became Bay Area Rehabilitation Center (Bay Area). As has our name, Bay Area the organization has also evolved over the years. Starting as just a center to assist with cerebral palsy, we expanded to provide medically based rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech) to any child who needed that type of service, regardless of the family’s insurance status or overall ability to pay. In the mid-90’s we further expanded by introducing Adult therapy services using the same guidelines as our pediatric program. Soon after and still within the Adult program, we began to serve some of our local business and industries, through providing physical pre-work screening for select jobs, return to work testing and conditioning for those injured on the job, as well as therapy for those with job related injuries. In 2007, the former Baytown Opportunity Center, an independent and local non-profit agency, was brought into the folds of Bay Area as major program. Within the Opportunity Center Program we assist adults, who typically have mild to severe mental disabilities, learn how to better adapt and live in the world around them.
The mission of Bay Area Rehabilitation Center is to provide outpatient therapeutic, vocational, social skill training and recreational services for persons with disabilities or injuries and support services for their families. The Center also seeks to advocate for and work to provide accessible and affordable housing for this population.
Within those guidelines, we have a number of licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as trained staff who work together to provide the best services possible to those clients in need. In order to meet the needs of all clients, even those with limited finances, we reinvest operational revenues back into the organization to support our financial aid program. We utilize contributions from the local and surrounding communities and have had the good fortune to receive funding from the United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County as well as United Way of Greater Houston, all with the objective of ensuring that no person who has a true need for our services will be forced to go without needed services.
We provide services in these different areas: Pediatric Outpatient therapy, Adult Outpatient therapy, the Opportunity Center program as well as Aquatic Exercise, which is performed in our 25 meter heated therapy pool. Lastly, but certainly not least, we provide service to children who are newborn and up to age three in our Early Childhood Intervention, ECI, program. In our ECI program we provide services primarily in the home of the child, whereas all other services are provided at our 5313 Decker Dr, Baytown, TX address.
Most of you will never have a need to take advantages of what we do, and for that reason you should consider yourself fortunate. For those of you who may have a need, great or small, my hope is you remember Bay Area Rehabilitation Center. For anyone interested, we welcome all visitors Monday thru Friday between 7 am and 6 pm.
Thank you for visiting Bay Area Rehabilitation Center and when needed, we hope you let us help you Live Your Best Life!
Mark A Alexander
Bay Area Rehabilitation Center Employees Receive Longevity Awards
CURTIS BARLOW, JR.
Early Childhood Intervention
Program (ECI) Dietician
Earl Childhood Intervention
Program (ECI) Director
Director of Compliance
Early Childhood Intervention
Program (ECI) Specialist
Outpatient Therapy Program
Support Bay Area Rehabilitation Center
The focus of Bay Area Rehabilitation Center is to assist you to live your best life. Since 1948, the Center has done this by making disabilities become possibilities through our Outpatient Therapy Program which provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy services. The Center provided services exclusively to children with disabilities until 1995 when we began providing these services to adults as well. The quality of our outpatient therapy services have been recognized numerous times as we were named by the readers of The Baytown Sun as the 2016, 2019, and 2020 Reader's Choice Award winner for Best Physical Therapy!
Outstanding outpatient therapy care is only a part of what we do to improve the lives of those that depend on our services. Other services provides by Bay Area Rehabilitation Center include:
- Aquatics Exercise Program
- Opportunity Center Program
- Patsy's Destiny Wheelchair Accessible Playground
Your financial support of our programs can assist individuals depending on our programs to live their best life. Click on the underlined links to learn more about each of these programs and how your contributions benefit those who depend on our services. To make a secure contribution via credit card, and to learn other ways you can assist Bay Area Rehabilitation Center, click on our Donate Page link. Your support can assist Bay Area Rehabilitation Center in helping others live their best life!