Advocates For Special People, Inc
Our MISSION is to improve the quality of life of intellectually disabled adults and their families.


Welcome to the Advocates for Special People website. We are an independent Non-profit organization working for the benefit of our mentally and physically challenged family members who have outgrown the public education system. 


We provide educational speakers for our membership, transportation and operating expenses for our day centers, and sporting events for our athletes through fundraisers, grants, and generous donations.

Here we try and stay in touch with you about what we are doing and what is coming up.

Check out our photos, fliers, and news bulletins.
Also, you will find a link to information on the Arlington Eagles and their trips to special athletic events to participate in a variety of competitions. The website is always growing so check back often for changes in schedules and new contents.

And as always, please contact us if you have any questions or need anything.


4th of July Parade


The theme is “50th Anniversary Parade”.


We are excited to once again be in the Arlington 4th of July Parade and we want everyone who

can to join us!


We will again be riding the “Deuce and a Half” Army Truck pictured below and the Red Van!

We would like to encourage all to either ride on the truck or in the van rather than walk

as long as there is room so that we can help the parade marshals minimize gaps between entries.

We have a place for 4 bikes though Steve will be driving the truck.

If you are interested in participating please let us know.



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We will decorate the truck at Connexion 1 on Wednesday July 1!  

We will meet at the Staging area for the Parade on the 4th our number this year is 60.  

Please wear your Advocates for Special People shirt, a ball cap or hat,

sunglasses if you need them, and bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.


The Parade will start promptly at 9 AM.

We need to be at the truck no later than 8:15 AM.


Parents need to be at the starting location to pick up as soon as we return.

We will be leaving immediately after the parade to take the decorations off the truck and return it to

the owners. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. If you need directions to the staging area

please contact, Steve Brooks-817-774-5844, Lawrence or Mary Odom-817-261-8523,

Marilyn Priddy-817-715-1155 or any of the Program Coordinators at the Day Camps.


We are looking forward to another fun event for all!

Advocates for Special People, Inc.