Youth Services: Camp Connections, Summer and Afterschool Programs

Summer and Afterschool Programs

Must live in Dallas County
For children ages 10-17 with any intellectual or other developmental disabilities

Summer Program

Summer Skills 

Summer 2022 Schedule
June 6 – July 1 (Session 1)
                    July 5 – July 29 (Session 2)
Times:         8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Locations:   Cochran Chapel Administration Bldg., 9027 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75209
                     * Second location TBD

Please click HERE for Summer Program Pricing. 

NEW Members: Apply Today!

RETURNING Members: Register Today!

Ability Connection will provide a comprehensive meaningful summer program designed for tweens and teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 10-17.

This program will run on a full-day block schedule led by certified special education instructors, focusing on improving educational, vocational, and social skills in a safe and enriching environment. 


Afterschool Program 

EPIC Afterschool

Ability Connection Youth Services believes students with disabilities should have the same access to quality and enriching programs as their fully-abled peers. Our afterschool programs are focused on providing youth with disabilities tools to aide them in discovering purpose, possibilities, and pathways to an intentional future. EPIC curricula are full of activities which Engage them, Prepare them for future endeavors, Introduce social and behavioral skills, and Create social goals.

We have partnered with Dallas County school districts and agencies to ensure purposeful learning in a fun and safe environment. Be it life skills, social skills, prevocational skills, or behavioral skills, EPIC bases its curriculum design on what the schools desire.

Coppell ISD
Dallas ISD

Coppell – TBD
Dallas – TBD

Coppell – TBD
Dallas – TBD

TO ENROLL: You must go through your child’s school. If EPIC is not available at the school or district, please notify your key contacts on campus to reach out to James or Jim.

James Udell:

Jim Hanophy: