Hands at Home Therapy was started in 2015 by a College Station mama whose preschooler needed more therapy than she could deliver each and every day. That mama is me, Amy Stokes. In the years since, more than 100 team members have helped me implement daily therapy sessions, and the result is phenomenal. My son reads and understands content seven grade levels beyond that of his neurotypical peers.

Each year I select an elite team who serves in my home. They leave prepared to run fluid therapy sessions and to better understand the circumstances of families with special needs.   

Want to Volunteer?

With HHT, you earn the privilege of working hands-on with a patient before receiving your license—an opportunity that’s hard to come by. It’s competitive, it requires initiative, and you learn to manage a fluid therapy session on your own. To get started, explore our program through our informational and shadowing. Apply and interview. Then train and tryout. Make the team, and you grow. like. crazy.

See our FAQ for more info.

From a Volunteer Alumna

From alumna Meredith Gary on July 23, 2020


I’m emailing instead of texting because I’m currently watching your SPED Homeschool broadcast on my phone. I just wanted to reach out and say that I think of you and [your son] often! Warning … Long message ahead!

I started OT school at TWU in Dallas in June, and am currently just learning the basic frameworks and general foundations for practice (plus gross anatomy… ew). The more I learn here, the more I recognize the extent to which working with [your son] has prepared me for a career in occupational therapy–and in ways that I couldn’t even comprehend at the time.

Client-centered focus is a pillar for occupational therapy practice, and HHT could not be a better way to practice that! I have been able to easily grasp concepts and visualize several examples for different frameworks and “best practices” because of my experience with [your son] that most of my classmates do not have.

I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity, and for trusting me with your son for the seven months I was with you guys! It has been invaluable in my education and personally, and I don’t even have words I can use to adequately express to you what it has meant to me!

When I got your message about [your son] making breakfast totally on his own a few weeks ago, I was at a study group and I teared up! I was so excited, and told my friends all about it. They were so blown away after I explained the whole concept to them, and they said they wished they’d had something like that when they were in undergrad.

Knowing that he was able to fully meet the goal we had worked toward for so long was such a rewarding moment, and I was so proud. I can’t believe I get to do that for my JOB! I genuinely feel that being a part of HHT with you and [your son] was the primary factor that has shaped my ability to grasp concepts of occupational therapy and has already prepared me for my career as an OT.

Sorry for sending you such a long message, I know you will barely have time to read this! Please let me know if you ever need an alum to talk about the benefits of HHT for graduate programs in healthcare. I really enjoyed those [events] when I was on the team. I’d love to help out in any way that I can. Love and miss you guys, and hope you’re staying safe and well!

Love from a thankful OT student,

Meredith Gary

To Parents

Let me guess. As a parent of a child with special needs, you. are. tired.

And stressed.

And confused.

And possibly stretched thin, financially.

But you need help. And you don’t have time to find it.

I get it.

When my son, who is on the autism spectrum, needed 3 therapy sessions a day, I quickly realized I couldn’t do it on my own.

I reached out and recruited student volunteers. They and subsequent teams have worked with my son for 9+ years, implementing our therapy program and teaching life skills. My favorite success is our “sunshine session,” where he learned to start his day independently by showering, cooking, and listening to his auditory program. Massive time saver!

Your needs are likely different than ours, but regardless, you know you need help.

Help is what we do.

We can:

  • implement therapy
  • tend to personal care needs
  • tutor challenging subjects
  • drive your child to appointments
  • meal prep to meet dietary needs
  • and more

What is it your child or your family needs to bring down the stress?

Are you ready for change?

Finally, help is more affordable than you might think.

For $49/month and a $295 on-boarding fee, Hands at Home Therapy members gain access to a vetted, trained volunteer who’s willing to serve 4 hours per week. Need more? Ask us about higher support tiers.

$49/month + one-time $295 intake

Register to get in touch. We’d love to help.