Who We Are
Advocates for Special People, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports parents and families with adult children who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
We have a year-round day program we operate at three different Arlington locations. Each location serves approximately twenty-five. The program provides educational, recreational, social and creative activities for our special population.
We organize and coach athletic teams which participate in a variety of sports. We compete at area, regional, and state level events. We also have social events on a regular basis that include dances, talent shows, family picnics and potluck dinners.
We meet several times a year to plan upcoming activities, events, and other ways we can improve our community. Not only do we have an invested group of volunteers, we also welcome the community to speak into what we're doing.
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.
We began in May, 1997 as a small group of concerned parents who wanted our children to continue to be challenged mentally and physically, to develop their daily living, socialization and academic skills, and to be productive citizens in their communities. To that end, we work to create and support existing programs in which our intellectually disabled adult children can participate.