Message from our CEO
We are thrilled to be celebrating our 50th year of helping babies and adults with developmental delays and disabilities achieve their maximum potential to lead independent and fulfilling lives in our community. Dubbed by one of our staunchest supporters as the “Little Agency that Could,” we are awed by the possibilities that have evolved for babies and adults with developmental disabilities in that time!
In 1963, we opened as Special Care School for special needs children with 2 teachers, 7 students in 2 rooms. In 1968, Crystal Charity Ball awarded us $133,000 to help build a new schoolroom that received national recognition for special needs accommodations. Today we are honored to serve more than 2,500 babies and adults each year.
We are able to achieve this milestone and the ability to change so many lives, because of our legacy of a passionate, innovative, generous and talented Board of Trustees, and our staff, along with our partners at the Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services, United Way and community donors and volunteers.
We deeply appreciate those of you who have provided funding as well as those who have referred us to companies who might hire our clients with cognitive disabilities. Our strong reputation for quality services is helped greatly by the Volunteers who work with our clients, share their expertise with us, and those who have made our events standouts in the community.
For a closer look at our 50 year history, please visit our LaunchAbility 50 Year Timeline.
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Chief Executive Officer
To help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their maximum potential and lead fulfilling lives within our community.
Our name is new, but we have served the community for nearly 50 years, enabling clients to become more self-sufficient.
We invite you to join us as we launch into a new era of inspiring hope, confidence, and independence for adults and children with disabilities.