Welcome to Ability Connection
Our mission is to provide comprehensive life changing care, training and support services to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities as they strive to achieve their highest level of independence and acceptance.
Our clients reflect the diversity of our community. They are children and adults of various ages and ethnicities with all types of physical or intellectual disabilities. Regardless of their diagnosis, each client is unique and has talents, skills and abilities. It is important to recognize that each is an individual with skills, passions, interests, humor, creativity, dignity and determination.
We Need Your Help!
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has proposed cutting rates for critical Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) services by 21%.
We urge lawmakers to protect rates for Home and Community Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living Waiver (TxHmL) services and fund the IDD Attendant Compensation Rate Enhancement program as per the HHSC LAR released September 2016 ($8.5 million).
By protecting these rates and allowing providers to pay direct service workers competitive wages you are protecting the safety and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. It is time to reach out to your state lawmakers and let your voice be heard! Learn more about this issue.
Thank you to our Premier Year Round Sponsor, Circle K Corporation. We are proud partners!
Stop by Circle K when you’re on the road this holiday season and give the gift of “Life Change” to children and adults with disabilities! When you check out at the cash register you can add $1 to your purchase and sign your gift for display.
100% of the donations go to providing health, education and life support services to those with special needs through Ability Connection. Find the location near you.
Protect People with IDD Through Viable Provider Rates Every day, children and adults with IDD rely on comprehensive provider organizations for the support necessary to live in community with family and peers, instead of more [...]