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AccessAbility Fest is a gateway to information, resources, and opportunities for individuals working to overcome barriers caused by physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental health challenges.
AccessAbility Fest is for individuals of all abilities, including those with physical, developmental, sensory and/or mental health challenges, and it connects over 4,500 individuals to resources each year, creating opportunities for disability service organizations to collaborate, make referrals, and provide more comprehensive services.
This program is held in high traffic venues to raise awareness about the value, successes, and potential of people with disabilities among the general public.
The festival is FREE and OPEN for the public to attend.
The abilitySTRONG Parade is a celebration of the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of the human diversity in which people living with a disability can take pride. On the first Saturday of October, children and adults with disabilities, their support networks, and the community that supports them will take to the streets in the heart of downtown San Antonio, to be a part of a vision to change the way we think about and define disability.
The abilitySTRONG Parade brings the local community together to focus on diversity and inclusion and celebrate the strengths, abilities, and beauty of the children and adults living with a disability in San Antonio.
Click here in September for the parade route.
disABILITYsa Creative Services offers marketing design, layout and printing services for nonprofit organizations serving children and adults living with a disability in the San Antonio community. By doing so, we are able to help fulfill the mission of disABILITYsa to strengthen the nonprofit organizations that serve individuals living with a disability in San Antonio by moving funding out of their marketing budgets and back into programming and direct services.
The Food for Thought educational series offers nonprofit leaders serving within disability service organizations the opportunity for low-cost education on topics within the realms of planning, HR, finance, fundraising, marketing, story-telling, management principles, and more. Serving up a little food for thought along with some tasty morsels, we bring these educational tidbits to community leaders over lunch. This is a valuable opportunity for nonprofit leadership to learn, network, and discover.
Winter weather in Texas can be severe, so it’s important to be prepared. Check out our How to Prepare for a Disaster video to learn what steps you can take to be ready and stay safe.
Disability Rights Texas works to help Texans with disabilities prepare for, and recover from, disasters and emergencies.
Click here to read all of our resources on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery.
Our agency champions healthcare access for all individuals with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities should have access to healthcare coverage and services that meet their unique needs and that all services should be readily available, affordable, accessible, and accountable.
To achieve these goals, Disability Rights Texas’s efforts include individual casework, training programs, and advocacy for public policies that support access to quality healthcare and services for individuals with disabilities.
For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Healthcare Videos on ASL Page.
ECI resources: For information about services for children with delays or disabilities who are 0-3 years old, please see our Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Resource page.
Click here to access all of our healthcare resources, educational, and advocacy information.
The Elders’ Advocacy Network represents a planned series of aging advocacy educational workshops presented by the AACOG / Bexar Area Agency on Aging in collaboration with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Education Services Division.
Purpose and Goals:
Our goal is to offer scheduled monthly informative presentations that address the training needs of long-term care providers and community advocates by networking with local, state, and federal practitioners to ensure that collaborative strategies are designed to provide the best quality of life and care for the elderly in our community. The purpose of these public outreach sessions is to expand the avenues available for resource development for long-term care providers.
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held in the Al J. Notzon III Board Room at AACOG.
The SWF Podcast is not only fun to listen to, but it’ll touch your heart, and you might learn something, too!
Listen to our Local Leaders interview community leaders on a variety of topics, focused around friendship, business, community engagement and leadership.
Click here to see a test run.
Click here if you would like to be interviewed.