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Ability Connection with EnAble Pepsico-Chester Che

On Thursday, June 26, members from Ability Connection celebrated America’s birthday with their friends from EnAble, a PepsiCo® Employee Resource Group that promotes different abilities to “EnAble” all people to realize their fullest potential. 

In rooms decked out in red, white and blue streamers and balloons, smiles from ear to ear were seen on people with intellectual and physical disabilities as they enjoyed a day of food, dancing, games and a pre-Independence Day parade. EnAble grilled mouthwatering hamburgers and hotdogs, served with Frito-Lay® snacks like Lay’s® potato chips, Fritos® corn chips, Doritos® tortilla chips and  and other yummy treats. It was a beautiful day to celebrate America and persons with disabilities.

Throughout the year, Ability Connection is blessed with corporate partners, like PepsiCo’s EnAble ERG, that take time to volunteer with fun activities, vocational training and residential support for its members with intellectual and physical disabilities. Throughout the world and since 2007 at Ability Connection, EnAble and PepsiCo are committed to providing individuals with disabilities with equal opportunity and treatment.


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.


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