Story and photos by Jan Osborn. Video by Jennifer Chiquito.
Adults with disabilities are often limited to the activities that their assigned caregivers perform with them. Organizations like Ability Connection are intended to provide independence on each person’s own terms as well as support for any tasks that require assistance. We recently had the opportunity to spend the morning at Ability Connection and learn more abut the services they offer and tour the beautiful facility. We were joined by Jim Hanophy, Sharyn Casey and Lana Marker of Ability Connection as they introduced us to members of the team.
Ability Connection’s mission continues focusing on enriching the lives of people with disabilities one person at a time. Jim concluded our interview by saying, “There are a lot of organizations who do some of what we do, but nobody does all of what we do. We have great plans for the future. We continue expanding our services and providing options for people waiting for publicly funded services. The need for services continues to grow; people with disabilities are often overlooked. We cannot wait for the government to catch up with the need. We need the support of the community.”
Donations to Ability Connection can be made through their North Texas Giving Day page through September 17, or at abilityconnection.org/donate.