Summer Camp Connections for Teens and EPIC Afterschool Program

Camp Connections- Summer Program


Must live in Dallas County

For ages 10-17 with any intellectual or other developmental disabilities

Camp Connection Summer Dates: TBD

Location: TBD

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. 


Ability Connection’s EPIC Afterschool Program 

EPIC: Enrichment Programs for Inspiring Children

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 some 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.

LOCATIONS: We have partnered with Dallas ISD, Irving ISD, Coppell ISD at campuses of their choosing.

START DATE: TBD – start dates vary per district. Dallas ISD will begin this fall; Irving ISD will begin in Jan 2022; Coppell ISD will begin this fall.

SCHEDULE: TBD by campuses; twice weekly on Mon/Wed, or Tue/Thu; closed on school calendar holidays and block out dates.

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

James Udell

Jim Hanophy