Serving North Texas

Helping develop and support the abilities of persons with special needs since 1993


The Great Gatsby Gala

Join Us for Music, dancing, 1920’s era attire, live casino, food, drinks, silent auction, entertainment, bingo, photos and more!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015 7PMMCL Grand Theatre | Lewisville, Texas

Tickets are $65 in advance, $70 at the door.  

Black Tie or 1920’s Era Attire.  Prizes for Best Attire.


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.

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.

Download Our Brochure (.pdf)

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.



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.

Contact us at [email protected]t, or our main campus in Lewisville, 972 317 1515 for more info. View Schedule.

The Great Gatsby Gala @ MCL Grand Theatre
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Great Gatsby Gala




Music, dancing, 1920’s era attire, live casino, food, drinks, silent auction, entertainment, bingo, photos and more!


MCL Grand Theatre

Lewisville, Texas

Tickets are $65 in advance, $70 at the door.  

Black Tie or 1920’s Era Attire.  Prizes for Best Attire.


If you would like to become a sponsor and support our programs and persons with developmental disabilities and special needs, Click Here.

Live 20’s and 30’s era Music provided by “The Matt Tolentino Band”

Matt Tolentino

Food provided by Nationally renowned Chef Morris Salerno


CLOSED – Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
CLOSED – Merry Christmas!
Dec 24 – Dec 25 all-day
CLOSED – Happy New Year!
Dec 31 2015 – Jan 1 2016 all-day

Thank You to Our Year Round Sponsors

Proud Member

Lewisville Campus

1960 Archer Ave.
Lewisville, TX 75077
Phone: 972.317.1515

Flower Mound Campus

Located inside Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church
6101 Morriss Rd.
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Phone: 972.317.1515


Who We Serve

  • Persons with Special Needs ages 16 to 106
  • Developmental Disabilities (including Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger’s etc.)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Those with Chronic illness
  • Brain injury, other trauma due to accident, military service etc.
  • Seniors facing early Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Other disabilities/special needs


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