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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: Maximizing the potential of individuals with cognitive and/or intellectual challenges.

Programs: Camping programs - camp heyday and camp kennedy (6 day residential camp for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 10-80) and camp friendship (three times a year day camp for medically fragile children ages 4-21) serving approximately 10 to 15 campers at each camp with three counselors assigned to each.

therapet - the therapet program helps the special needs children with their motor-skills, self-esteem, focus, and helps them to remain calm in classroom. Autism support group - provides support, education, and resources to parents of children within the autism spectrum. Funlover's dance - a time for fun, dancing and relaxation for consumers and caregivers. Project lifesaver - a tracking transmitter program that helps locate children and adults with autism and other related conditions. Arc performing artists - an opportunity for special needs adults to explore and be challenged with the art of theater and other fine arts.

tyler rose advocates - a group of approximately 40 special needs adults who conduct their own meetings, elect their own officers, raise funds and attend the annual texas advocates conference where they learn how to become leaders for their cause in their communities.

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