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Art with Gaby is currently being held virtually via Zoom.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Join us for art projects facilitated by Gabriela Gamez, Board Certified Art Therapist.

All ages and abilities are welcome!

Click here for the latest updates on program times and dates.

Click here for registration.

Free.

Gabriela Gamez - Art Therapist
(210) 349-4372
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Drum Circle is currently being held virtually via Zoom.

Join us for TamboRhythms Virtual Drum Circle courtesy of Jorge Ochoa, an occupational therapist dedicated to promoting FUNctional living through rhythmic expression regardless of age or previous musical experience.

Be ready to have some serious fun! You just need a drum and drumstick or something to make noise with such as a pot, pan, shaker, etc.

All ages are welcome!

Click here for program dates and times.

Click here for registration.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Free.

Jorge Ochoa - Occupational Therapist
(210) 349-4372
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email
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Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

Adult Day Care provides meals, medical care, medication supervision, transportation, social and leisure activities and personal care services.

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Our clinics will be operating under normal business hours while we increase cleanings and screenings within our facilities.

Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer.

Serves ages 8-21

Monday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED (Drop-off is available as early as 7:30 AM and pick-up as late as 4:00 PM.)
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We are currently meeting via Zoom. Call for the meeting ID and password.

Hosted by Southwind Fields, this member-led group meets each month to socialize, celebrate their wins, build friendships, and have great conversations.

Each month we visit a topic relevant to the group which often includes guest speakers or service groups who share their expertise and lead the discussion.

No need to register. Just show up! You’re welcome to join us for dinner afterward, as well.

Free.

First Sunday of the Month: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Southwind Social Club is currently paused but is projected to reopen in the summer of 2021.

The Southwind Social Club is the second step in the Southwind Fields overall vision. This multi-use space hosts:

  • Fun, purposeful and engaging classes focused on growing and refining social skills, appropriate peer relationships, strengthening independent living skills, and enhancing job readiness.
  • A Monday through Friday program providing an empowering environment where adults with differing abilities may work towards holistic wellness (mind, body, and soul) and find meaningful experiences each week, surrounded by their peers, while serving as missionary pathfinders in the San Antonio community.
  • A space for Local artisans to create freely and grow their skills in a supportive environment.
  • A space for Locals to gather, hang out with friends, have some healthy snacks, play games, and build healthy relationships in their free time in a safe, encouraging, and fun environment.
  • A space for budding non-profits and church plants to comfortably work, serve, or hold meetings from time to time, free of charge, until they have a place of their own.
  • A space for evening gatherings, Local group events, and fun, positive events, open to the community.
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Our center is closed to the public. Please contact your service coordinator or case manager prior to visiting any of our group homes. You can also call our main office with any questions at 210-656-6674.

RMI's Life Enrichment Day Program provides life skills training and social activities that help adults with developmental disabilities live and work successfully in the community.

The Life Enrichment curriculum includes training on personal care and hygiene, communication skills, academic skills, and job preparation.

Parties, group projects, and community outings provide opportunities for social, educational, and cultural experiences.

This program is for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD). It takes place in the Episcopal Church of Reconciliation.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Sussel Carreon - Community Services Director
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Due to Covid-19 health concerns, we require that all participants 2+ wear a mask and observe social distancing. Covid-19 protocols will be followed for all in-person activities. We will start with an 8-family maximum and social distancing will be clearly marked.

Children ages 0-6 with Down syndrome and age-appropriate siblings are welcome to join us for limited IN-PERSON capacity at the DSASTX Maggie Hartman Community and Education Center and virtually via Facebook Live from the DSASTX Facebook Page!

Age: 0-6

Click here for registration.

Free.

Sunday: 10:00 AM
Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email
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We will be doing temperature checks at the door and wearing masks. A lot of our participants have been socializing outside of the DSASTX and will be allowed to sit (masked) at the same table with others UNLESS parents indicate otherwise.

At this time, please only sign up for in-person participants if you/your child/your sibling will be able to follow our Covid protocols. It is our sincere hope that these restrictions will only be in place for a short time as we err on the side of caution for the safety of all of our members.

Club Night activities include bingo, dance fitness, movie nights, comedy nights, karaoke, arts and crafts, and more!

Itinerary:

Zoom/Virtual: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM with everyone

Limited In-Person Capacity increase to 32: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We will be doing Zoom with everyone from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM including our regular Zoom activities with the exception of Arts and Crafts which will only be in-person. If someone is in person at the DSA and does not want to participate in Zoom, there will be alternative activities.

From 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, the 32 in-person participants will be doing an activity/project.

Registration is required so 55 minutes before start time we can send you the Zoom link to join.

Click here for registration.

Click here for program dates.

Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email
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Due to COVID-19, we will be checking temps at the door, wearing masks, and following social distancing guidelines while indoors.

An opportunity for children with Down syndrome ages 6 -12 and their similar-aged siblings to join us for fun, games, and friendship!

Click here for program dates and times.

Click here for registration.

Free.

Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

Our peer support group, which meets twice a month, provides an upbeat place for individuals with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers to connect with other people who have experienced the same life-changing injury.

The meetings are an excellent way for members to share resources, ideas, and information while enjoying fellowship in a relaxed setting.

In addition to guest speakers and discussions on topics of interest, meetings also include quarterly social and recreational outings.

Individuals with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers.

Last Saturday of the Month: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Chris Salas - Founder Send email
(210) 748-8586

Our peer support group, which meets twice a month, provides an upbeat place for individuals with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers to connect with other people who have experienced the same life-changing injury.

The meetings are an excellent way for members to share resources, ideas and information, while enjoying fellowship in a relaxed setting.

In addition to guest speakers and discussions on topics of interest, meetings also include quarterly social and recreational outings.

Individuals with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers

Second Wednesday of the Month: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Christopher Salas Send email
(210) 748-8586

STRAPS mission is to organize, promote, administer and conduct a variety of adaptive and Paralympic-style sports for wounded service members and veterans as well as other adults and youth.

STRAPS athletes strive to become role models and mentors to others with disabilities as they promote character development through sports.

Programs Include:

  • Functional Fitness
  • Sit Volleyball
  • Power Soccer
  • Goalball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Wheelchair Soccer
  • Wheelchair Football
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Softball
  • Boccia
  • Track and Field
  • Pickleball Tennis

For athlete registration, click here.

Certified tennis instructors from the National Tennis Association provide lessons for individuals with Down syndrome and other special needs ages 4+.

Classes are held at Morgan's Wonderland Event Center.

Ages: 4+.

Click here for program dates and times.

Please register for each date you plan to attend so our volunteers can properly prepare. Registration closes on Friday at 3:00 PM for the Sunday session.

Come in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Equipment will be provided.

Sunday: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

Finally there is a place for adults with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) where the future is bright and hope springs eternally—a place where they can maximize their full potential while finding meaningful work, engaging in sports, and developing lifetime relationships.

The Texas Foundation of Hope (TXFH) Activity Program is designed for persons 18 years of age and older who:
1) have intellectual disabilities,
2) are emotionally and physically well, and
3) show behaviors within acceptable guidelines.

There is a $50, non-refundable application fee.

Please download the General Program Application here.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Beatrice Stephens - Founder
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GRASP will provide rides for curbside grocery pickup for older adults and individuals with disabilities Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

AFTER you have scheduled your grocery pick-up time, you may then contact PRESA Transportation Coalition at 210-532-5554 to schedule your pick-up ride.

  • GRASP offers information, education, and referrals to other area agencies addressing each of the client's needs.
  • GRASP provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to prevent disconnection of utilities or household eviction.
  • GRASP gives persons with a family crisis emergency food and clothing assistance.
  • GRASP helps with pharmacy and other emergency assistance in critical situations.
  • GRASP assists with budgeting and planning household finances to avoid or manage future crises and stressful economic situations when emergencies arise.
  • GRASP offers transportation to seniors and the disabled to attend congregate meals, medical appointments, shopping, social activities, and other special trips.
  • GRASP coordinates group activities and programs for seniors at our community center and nutrition site that include congregate noon meals each day.
  • GRASP volunteers deliver daily hot lunches to homebound elderly in the GRASP service area.
  • GRASP connects those in need of other services with area agencies, churches, and organizations through its referral and information program.
  • GRASP offers local youth opportunities for learning and activities at the community center

"GRASP will provide help to needy individuals and families improving
their quality of life and promoting self-sufficiency."

No Fee.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Jay Higginson, Jr. - President & CEO
(210) 658-3578

Our Program is designed to allow "Special Needs" Athletes the opportunity to play a team sport.

Not only do we teach our players soccer but we teach them how to work together as a team. But most of all we allow them to have fun. This is not just a soccer team we are a FAMILY.

Our program also helps build socialization skills that help in other areas of our lives. We play every Spring and Fall season. Every May we particiapte in the Special Olympic State Games.

For registration forms, please click here.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Notice

We are excited to reopen our doors to welcome you back to our YMCAs. However, we want to be absolutely certain that we can do so in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all our members, volunteers, and staff. Click here for details.

Inclusive Sports provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities to play sports through our various venues and leagues.

(Inclusive Sports is made possible through a partnership between Morgan's Wonderland Sports and The YMCA of Greater San Antonio.)

If you are interested in participating as an athlete, coach, or volunteer, click here to learn more and register. Once registered, you will receive information about specific events and leagues.

This program is for youth with intellectual, physical, developmental disabilities.