All persons with special needs deserve the opportunity to become better accepted and included in the community. We believe that persons with disabilities should enjoy the same rights and opportunities for pursuing happiness in life; and that we must be relentless in our advocacy for this often silent population as one of the most underserved populations in society.



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.



In 1993, a small 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization was formed in Denton County to provide support and care to adults with special needs. The organization began as “Adult Day Care of North Texas”, and later became “Day Stay for Adults.” In 2012, the organization officially changed its name to “Special Abilities of North Texas” to better reflect our mission and the population we serve.