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Having a physical or cognitive impairment, medical condition, or developmental delay does not automatically make you “disabled”. Disability is that mismatch at the intersection of who you are and the physical and relational world you live in. Disability is living in a world were difference equals barriers. Our Beyond Able we work hard every day to “Eliminate barriers that contribute to disability and build great communities that choose compassion connection.” We are grounded by the incredible research work from Brene Brown and her lessons in choosing courage over comfort, rumbling with vulnerability, owning our stories, and living and loving with whole hearts. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through the processes is the bravest thing we’ll ever do”.
Your story goes beyond the limits of your physical or cognitive abilities. You are valuable, inimitable, admirable. Beyond Able… You are You!
DFW Ability Calendar
Thousands of events in just one calendar
Diversity and Inclusion
Raising Community Awareness
Entrepreneurship support for Adults with IDD
Love Your Brain Yoga
Physical and Mental Wellness for people who have experienced a Brain Injury
Equal Opportunities through access to Assistive Technology / Adaptive Equipment
Spinal Cord Injury Family Handbook
How to talk to children about SCI
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Our programs have been planned by and designed with the participation of those who are affected.
As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Mari has been serving children and families with neurological and neurodevelopmental disabilities for more than 10 years. She dreams of a society where we can look at each other and see a little bit of ourselves reflected in each other, and at the same time, notice, embrace, and enjoy our differences.
Ivelisse has been a devoted teacher for over 20 years. She has earned multiple awards for her work integrating community-based projects into the curriculum. Her 10 years of experience in accounting make her the perfect treasurer for our board.
David is dedicated to serve his community as an individual as well as a small business owner. In 2018 he was awarded the Community Volunteer of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce. He brings years of experience in the nonprofit sector as past President and Foundation Chair of the Prosper Rotary Club and his volunteerism in several community organizations.
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