Serving North Texas

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

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.

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Why Our Health, Nutrition & Fitness Programs Are So Important

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Adults with disability are more likely to have a serious chronic disease.

50%

Nearly half of all adults with disability get no aerobic physical activity.

58%

Obesity rates for adults with disability are higher than for adults without disability.

38%

Obesity rates for children with disability are higher than for children without disability.

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Physical activity is lower for children and youth with disability than their peers without disability.

20%

These facts and many more affect the 56 million Americans living with disability, a substantial portion of the population.

Summer Camp 2015 – June 10th – Aug 23rd

slide2COME JOIN THE FUN, EXCITEMENT AND ACTION AT OUR Summer Camp for persons with special needs!

Limited spots available! Sign up early if you are interested. Phone: 972.317.1515 or Email: [email protected]

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.

 

night_outCAREGIVERS 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.

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

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Summer Camp 2015 – June 10th – Aug 23rd
Jun 10 – Aug 23 all-day

Limited spots available! Sign up early if you are interested
Phone: 972.317.1515 or Email: [email protected]

COME JOIN THE FUN, EXCITEMENT AND ACTION AT OUR Summer Camp for persons with special needs!

  • Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm JUNE 10-AUG 23 (Flexible days available)

  • Camp ages 15 and up (Middle school ages also based on availability)

  • Includes: Daily activities & events in our 5 key areas of programming

* Academics * Independent Living Skills * Community Inclusion & Events * Pre-vocational training * Health, Recreation and Fitness

Special Abilities of North Texas is a leader in providing care, training, support and life change for persons with special needs including Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, non ambulatory and other intellectual/physical special needs. As a community based local charitable nonprofit, we have been changing lives for over 22 years!

Students/Clients with special needs will engage daily with the highest quality staff and interact with peers in a friendly and exciting environment. Activities include trips on our new bus to museums, parks, sporting events, art galleries, aquariums, plant nurseries, Lewisville Lake, zoo’s, an airplane hangar, festivals, theater, libraries, shopping, horse therapy, music therapy, and more! Our Special Education teaching staff provide continuing education and academic skills. Our experienced professional Program staff teach and provide activities in fitness, sports, art, theater, gardening, music, vocational training, Special Olympics, and independent living skills. Our Full time nursing staff are hands on to help take care of any health, medical, feeding, and medication needs your student may have.

  • Full Week Program $180/ week Part time program $105 per week

  • Monday-Friday June 10- Aug 23rd 9am – 3pm flex days per week

  • Before and After care also available for additional cost, 7:30am -9am and 3pm-5:30pm M-F (Lewisville campus)

  • Occasional Caregivers Night Out also available on weekends.

  • Two locations – Lewisville and Flower Mound

Families provide: Lunch, and 2 snacks. Reservations for vacation can be held by paying ½ tuition for the weeks you are away.

Programs to fit any budget or family needs.

Sep
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CLOSED – Labor Day
Sep 7 all-day
Oct
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The Great Gatsby Gala @ MCL Grand Theatre
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Great Gatsby Gala

BENEFITING

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!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015 7PM

MCL Grand Theatre

Lewisville, Texas

Additional details coming soon!

Nov
26
Thu
CLOSED – Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 26 – Nov 27 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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