Our MISSION is to provide the highest quality care, training and support to adults with special needs, giving them opportunities to succeed in life, family and the community, while offering respite to their caregivers.
We are proudly the only licensed Adult Daycare Program in Denton County and surrounding areas serving aging persons with Alzheimer’s, and one of very few licensed Day Habilitation Programs for persons with developmental disabilities that is a charitable nonprofit.
Special Abilities of North Texas is a registered 501(c) 3 charitable non profit organization that operates training centers in North Texas providing programs in education/academics, vocational training/job coaching, health/fitness/nutrition, independent living skills, and community inclusion for persons with special needs. We rely significantly upon the support from community and private donors. Please explore this site to learn more about us and who we serve. If you would like to volunteer click here. If you are a parent or caregiver of someone with special needs, click here. If you would like to support persons with special needs with a secure online donation, please click here to view sponsorship opportunities.
We wish to thank our GREAT GATSBY GALA SPONSORS
MEDICAL CENTER OF LEWISVILLE
FLOWER MOUND CROSS TIMBERS ROTARY CLUB
DOTTIE PALUMBO & FAMILY
BELVA GIBSON & FAMILY
MICHAEL VERDIN & FAMILY
HIGHLAND VILLAGE WOMENS CLUB
LEWISVILLE NOON ROTARY
SAM PACK FIVE STAR FORD
FREEDOM PARK DFW
Why Our Health, Nutrition & Fitness Programs Are So Important
Adults with disability are more likely to have a serious chronic disease.
Nearly half of all adults with disability get no aerobic physical activity.
Obesity rates for adults with disability are higher than for adults without disability.
Obesity rates for children with disability are higher than for children without disability.
Physical activity is lower for children and youth with disability than their peers without disability.
These facts and many more affect the 56 million Americans living with disability, a substantial portion of the population.
Volunteer now and join in our new Reading Program!
We are excited to introduce our reading program and provide volunteer opportunities to come and read with our students and clients with special needs! Every one of these individuals have a level of need for reading, writing and other continuing education. You can help, either working with individuals and groups in a classroom setting to read to them, or listen and support them in their own reading skills and comprehension. All volunteers will need to complete a volunteer registration HERE. Once you have registered with us as a volunteer, CLICK HERE to sign up for our Reading Program!
NEW! Special Abilities of North Texas introduces Special Snacks Dog Treats!
These are produced, packaged, and marketed by individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs at our Training Centers. Dog Treats are available for purchase and proceeds go toward continued vocational training, job coaching and other employment opportunities for our students and clients. For more information, CLICK HERE.
CAREGIVERS NIGHT OUT
Program: The purpose of our monthly evening activities and social club is to: 1) Provide a social event furthering friendships, social skills, and enjoy a variety of Inclusion activities, 2) Provide much needed Respite Care during occasional evenings for parents, families and caregivers, 3) Serve as an introductory program for further Independent Living Skills development. NIGHT OUT’s will be at our Lewisville campus, often include volunteers and community, and designed/led by our staff and instructors. These events are open to any and all persons with special needs, not just those enrolled currently with Special Abilities of North Texas.
SPECIAL ABILITIES OF NORTH TEXAS
A LOCAL CHARITABLE NONPROFIT SERVING PERSONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Music, dancing, 1920’s era attire, live casino, food, drinks, silent auction, entertainment, bingo, photos and more!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016 7PM
Tickets are $80 in advance
Black Tie or 1920’s Era Attire. Prizes for Best Attire.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Royal Flush Presenting Sponsor
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Sam Pack Five Star Ford
Community Foundation of Utah
S.H. & Myrtle Griffith Trust
Coserv Charitable Foundation
United Way of Denton County
Bank of the West
Vintage Commercial Property
Phillis Wolper, Judge Fite Century 21 Realty
Cross Timbers ROTARY
Gil & Karen Sernett
Lewisville Noon Rotary
Amanda Johnston Consulting
Highland Village Womens Club
3 of a Kind
Michael Verdin & Family
Lewisville Chamber of Commerce
Spud & Jeanie Newton
Bistecca Italian Steakhouse
Integrity Transition Hospital
Tommy and Wanda White
Weldon “Buddy” Bonner
Walker Texas Realtors, Steven & Paula Walker
Michael & Charlene Verdin
1511 FM 407/Justin Rd. Suite B
Lewisville, TX 75077
Flower Mound Campus
Located inside Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church
6101 Morriss Rd.
Flower Mound, TX 75028