All Activities CANCELLED at all four locations because of COVID-19

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, March 25, 2020 – In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, Advocates for Special People followed Arlington ISD in closing, initially until March 30, 2020. AISD extended that date through April 3, though expected to extend. Dallas and Fort Worth ISD's have "closed until further notice."

We have since received guidance from Texas Health and Human Services who have closed all dayhabs in the state. HHS and the ISD's may not be on the same timeline establishing normalcy again.

As further information becomes available, we will let you know.

Stay safe and healthy,
Steve Brooks
Executive Director
Advocates for Special People, Inc.


Our vision is to enrich the lives of intellectually disabled adults.


Our mission is to improve the quality of life of intellectually disabled adults and their families by providing programs for socialization, recreation, and habilitation.

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Arlington Federal Grants

The City of Arlington receives more than $4 million a year in federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve neighborhoods, create economic opportunity and provide quality affordable housing in The American Dream City.

With this grant funding and strong partnerships with several nonprofit organizations, the City is able to help address priority community needs ranging from job readiness and financial literacy to providing transportation, meals, childcare and dental services to low-income families.

Find out more about these programs!



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