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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Education, Human Services

Mission: To help children and adults with developmental disabilities reach their maximum potential and lead fulfilling lives in our community.

Target demographics: Babies zero to three years old with any developmental delay or disabilities Adults with intellectual disabilities (Down syndrome, Autism spectrum, Traumatic Brain Injury)

Direct beneficiaries per year: 700 babies; 140 adults

Geographic areas served: Dallas, Denton, Collin counties, TX

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Temple W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Emily was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. LaunchAbility provided us the tools, therapy and training to help our daughter develop her gross and fine motor skills and speech during her formative years. While the state mandates the public schools take responsbility for her development during PK-12, we will be back to LaunchAbility when she graduates as they have an excellent career services program that places clients with employers to provide career opportunities (not just jobs).


Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was shaken when he was two months old by someone that was very trusted. At that moment, my world feel apart! He was in the hospital for 6 weeks. When he came home, I was lost and did not know where to turn. Luckily, an Early Chiildhood Intervention program did a community outreach presentation at the Head Start of Greater Dallas organization. My sister-in-law is a Social Worker there and referred me to the program. We were sent to Special Care & Career Services for help. They contacted me and we began our jouney together to help my son heal from his brain injury. By the time my son graduated from the program, he had improved tremendously. The Occupational Therapist had him crawling around the house, the Speech Therapist had him communicating to me in sign language and the Early Childhood Interventionist had him enrolled in horse riding therpy. Without the help and support of this wonderful organization, my son would not be where he is today. He is in school doing very well but misses his team at Special Care & Career Services, too!