Welcome to Ability Connection
A premier registered 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization serving individuals with disabilities and special needs throughout Texas since 1954.
Our vision is to seek the utmost acceptance, support and inclusion in the community for all children and adults with disabilities.
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 inclusion.
Our programs are built upon five key “Program Pillars” of Education, Vocational Training, Community Inclusion, Health/Fitness & Nutrition, and Independent Living Skills. These pillars are the core of our programs in all services, including our day training centers, group homes, nursing, therapy services, respite and companion care, and other support.
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. Often these individuals are the most forgotten, even neglected of our society. Texas ranks 50th in the United States in terms of serving this population. We are about Life Change!
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.
Learn more about Ability Connection and Troy Greisen in this interview for Voyage Dallas Magazine.