WHO WE ARE

 

Advocates for Special People, Inc. is a  501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports parents and families with adult children who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

 

 

Connect

 

We have a year-round day program we operate at three different Arlington locations. Each location serves approximately twenty-five. The program provides educational, recreational, social and creative activities for our special population.

 

Challenge

 

We organize and coach athletic teams which participate in a variety of sports. We compete at area, regional, and state level events. We also have social events on a regular basis that include dances, talent shows, family picnics and potluck dinners.

 

Invest

 

We meet several times a year to plan upcoming activities, events, and other ways we can improve our community. Not only do we have an invested group of volunteers, we also welcome the community to speak into what we're doing.

 

 

VISION

 

Our vision is to enrich the lives of intellectually disabled adults.

 

MISSION

 

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of intellectually disabled adults and their families by providing programs for socialization, recreation, and habilitation.

 

 

HISTORY

 

We began in May, 1997 as a small group of concerned parents who wanted our children to continue to be challenged mentally and physically, to develop their daily living, socialization and academic skills, and to be productive citizens in their communities. To that end, we work to create and support existing programs in which our intellectually disabled adult children can participate.

 

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