Get FIT Texas Health and Fitness Project
2401 Fountain View Drive, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77057
Epilepsy Foundation website
April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2017
Project Get FIT (Fitness, Integration, Training) Texas will establish a fitness and healthy lifestyle program for individuals with developmental disabilities and epilepsy and their caregivers in rural communities of Texas. This project will be based on the concepts of the Get FIT program developed in 2008 that promotes a healthy lifestyle for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Concepts from Get Fit will be translated into individual packages, allowing implementation in rural communities. Additional aspects will be developed to address outcomes specific to epilepsy. The project plans work with individuals in rural areas served by the Epilepsy Foundation’s 14 specialized medical care clinics. It will start with rural counties surrounding Houston and San Antonio in the first year. Then it will expand into rural counties around Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Galveston, Grapevine, Harlingen, Laredo, Lubbock, Lufkin and McAllen.
State Plan Goal 1
Create and support promising practices that enable people with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their communities and to have control over their own lives by 9/30/2021.
Rural counties surrounding Houston and San Antonio
Area of Emphasis
Health and Fitness