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.

Donna Anderson, Chairperson with the
Arlington Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities

has asked us to join her at the City of Arlington Town Hall Meeting
on  the FY 2016 Budget.

                 Monday, August 24, 6:30 PM
             South Arlington Police Service Center
             1030 SW Green Oaks Blvd

Co-hosted by Council Members Sheri Capehart and Robert Rivera.

Please show your support by joining us—and wearing red-- at Arlington's upcoming Town Hall meeting. We are advocating for a stand-alone ADA and Aging Coordinator position to be included in the FY 2016 budget.

Currently,about 20% of our population has a disability. In less than 15 years, our demographic will grow to comprise 30% of the population. 

We need to act now, so that ALL of us can fully participate in the wide array of programs, goods and services that the American Dream City has to offer!

August 18, 2015


Dear ASP Members:


This is a final reminder of our bowling tournament fundraiser on August 29.  We still need more teams to bowl, and more items for the silent auction and raffle.   Thanks to those of you who have already signed up and donated items.  If you are planning to support the auction by donating an item or items, please let me know what you have and the retail value so I can have the bid sheet made.  You can either bring the items to me, call and I will pick them up or have them at the bowling alley by 11:00am on the 29th.   If you plan to bring them, please call or e-mail me your list of items beforehand, so there will be a bid sheet ready for those items.   Don’t forget, we will also have a table for baked goods that will surly satisfy your sweet tooth.


Deborah Stokes is accepting all items for the raffle.  You can contact her and make arrangements to get raffle items to her by calling her at 817-797-1060 or e-mail her at  You can also bring your items to the bowling alley by 11:00am on the 29th.  We will accept only NEW items for the auction and raffle.


If you plan to have one or more teams, please contact Ron Morris at 817-798-5494 or as soon as possible and give him that information. 


We need the participation of all our members to make this event a real success, so please set aside a few hours to join us by bowling, bidding and purchasing tickets for the raffle.  Don’t forget to bring those return address labels that you receive periodically in the mail, to stick on the back of your raffle tickets.


Mary Odom


817-228-4140 (cell)




FYI:  If you left a pair of sunglasses on your pew at the talent show last week, let me know.  I have them!