disABILITYsa's mission is to educate, advance, and engage individuals with disabilities by sharing information, creating opportunities, and strengthening the organizations that serve them. disABILITYsa connects people with all types of disabilities and their families to information about local resources, programs, and opportunities that promote independence and inclusion where they live, work, and play.
disABILITYsa has memberships for individuals, nonprofit disability service organizations, and businesses. You can also engage in the mission of disABILITYsa by joining one of its councils.
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 connects over 4,500 individuals to resources each year and creates 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.
Fiesta Especial creates inclusive and educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to engage fully in the culture, diversity, and celebrations of Fiesta. Annually, these community-based instruction and training programs serve more than 2,500 children and adults with disabilities, as well as 1,500 teachers, direct care staff, family members, and companions who accompany them to appearances and celebration events.
The Conversation 360° creates an open and safe platform for an interactive dialog on the issues individuals living with a disability in San Antonio face that create barriers to inclusion, independence, and a superior quality of life. This discussion creates a dialog for improvement, identifying ways in which the San Antonio community can take action toward filling the gaps, creating awareness, advancing public attitudes, and creating a community of inclusion for all citizens.
There are membership options with associated fees, but most programs and services are offered at no cost to the participating individual.