Serving North Texas

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

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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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

ALERT RESPONSE

FLOWER MOUND CROSS TIMBERS ROTARY CLUB

DOTTIE PALUMBO & FAMILY

BELVA GIBSON & FAMILY

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

ANONYMOUS

MICHAEL VERDIN & FAMILY

BESTECCA

HIGHLAND VILLAGE WOMENS CLUB

LEWISVILLE NOON ROTARY

SAM PACK FIVE STAR FORD

FREEDOM PARK DFW

Why Our Health, Nutrition & Fitness Programs Are So Important

3x

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.

4x

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.


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.


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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.


 

Oct
1
Sat
The Great Gatsby Gala @ MCL Grand Theatre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016 7PM

MCL Grand Theatre

Lewisville, Texas

Tickets are $80 in advance   

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

SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!

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

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Royal Flush Presenting Sponsor

Medical Center of Lewisville

Full House

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Sam Pack Five Star Ford

Alert Response

Buck Properties

Community Foundation of Utah

S.H. & Myrtle Griffith Trust

Herb Prouty

ISC Group

Coserv Charitable Foundation

United Way of Denton County


Straight

Bank of the West

Vintage Commercial Property

Phillis Wolper, Judge Fite Century 21 Realty

Cross Timbers ROTARY

Gil & Karen Sernett

Lewisville Noon Rotary

Independent Bank

Amanda Johnston Consulting

Dottie Palumbo

Highland Village Womens Club


3 of a Kind

Michael Verdin & Family

Lewisville Chamber of Commerce

Spud & Jeanie Newton

Quiveira Enterprises

Brandy Farrer

Kroger

Bistecca Italian Steakhouse

Integrity Transition Hospital

Tommy and Wanda White


Pair

Weldon “Buddy” Bonner

Marilyn Daniels

Walker Texas Realtors, Steven & Paula Walker

Pomegranate Underground

Joni Thompson

Michael & Charlene Verdin

Nov
24
Thu
CLOSED – Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 24 – Nov 25 all-day
Dec
23
Fri
CLOSED – Merry Christmas!
Dec 23 – Dec 26 all-day
Jul
28
Fri
Keep Lewisville Beautiful
Jul 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Keep Lewisville Beautiful

 

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Thank You to Our Year Round Sponsors

Proud Member

Lewisville Campus

1511 FM 407/Justin Rd. Suite B
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: 972.922.6768

 

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.
  • Other disabilities/special needs

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