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Last week was Homecoming Week at Ability Connection, where individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities were getting into the Ability Connection Spirit with fun and silly activities daily. Highlights of Homecoming Week included Marvel Universe Monday, where they dressed as their favorite Marvel superhero/villain, Wacky Sock Wednesday, as well as Favorite College Day Friday. Ability Connection members also enjoyed mini makeovers by Artistik Edge Hair Studio

All the excitement led up to the big finale of Homecoming Week -- the Black & White Ball, courtesy of Insperity. The Black & White Ball was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum by Love Field Airport. 

Who was ready to party?! Ability Connection members were! Dinner, dancing, and laughing took place on Friday, August 23 at Black & White Ball, where individuals with disabilities dressed in their very best black and white attire and sparkled as they donned tiaras and medals that were given to them that evening. The dance floor was packed as they danced to the tunes of one of Ability Connection’s members, Dottie “DJ Dotster” Haines. 

It’s important for individuals with disabilities to experience every facet of life – like the joys of Homecoming Week – and know they are loved. It was a night to remember for years to come!


The mission of Ability Connection is to enrich the lives of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities through comprehensive, life changing care, training and supports. Headquartered in Dallas, the nonprofit also has offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Waco and Wichita Falls, as well as a new training facility in Southlake and group homes in Dallas, Garland, Richardson and throughout the rest of the state.

The nonprofit offers a variety of services, designed to address the individual choices and priorities. These include residential services, community supports through Medicaid waiver programs, on-site training centers with tiered levels of support to address the needs of our clientele and employment support services. For each person served, Ability Connection learns what the members’ goals and choices are, facilitate the supports and services needed and then measure their success and satisfaction

Ability Connected started as United Cerebral Palsy in 1954 and has been in existence for 66 years. The nonprofit provides “world class services” by focusing on compassion, respect and results. To learn more about Ability Connection, donate or become an ambassador, visit or call 214-351-2500.