Welcome to Disability Resources, Inc.
The concept of Disability Resources, Inc. began in 1983 when two pioneering families envisioned the creation of a residential community for their children with intellectual disabilities. They formed a task group to study the needs of families faced with their same situation, and in 1987, DRI was chartered to provide exceptional care and contented lives, in a Christian environment, to adults with intellectual challenges. We remain faithful to this mission.
Since the first resident was accepted in 1989, DRI has grown from a single leased home, to seven residential facilities which provide loving homes to 42 individuals. Four of our homes are currently located within the Abilene community and three are situated on our 170 acre campus. Each home has six residents and a house manager who assists them as needed. The house managers along with our vocational and activity staff provide love, support, and encouragement to the folks as they progress through their day and toward reaching their individual goals. The campus also includes a vocational center, activity center and administrative building.
Our Mission: DRI exists to provide exceptional care and contented lives to intellectually challenged adults in a Christian environment.
Disability Resources, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a planned community designed to enhance the lives of our residents, develop their life skills and provide the required medical care, spiritual opportunities for growth and to encourage healthy lifestyles. The campus is a pleasant place to live and work for adults (18 and older) with developmental and physical challenges. Our facilities and professionally trained staff support the direct care and development of residents, administrative and operational functions of the community and the maintenance of buildings and grounds. In December of 2017 the “Fulfilling the Promise” capital campaign was completed to raise more than $4M to build four new homes on the campus and relocate the residents who live in off-campus houses. All of our residents will then experience the opportunity to live in our full community surrounded by their close friends who are like family. Having all of our homes located on campus will allow our folks to each have a private room. Currently in our off-campus homes some of the folks are required to share a room because of limited space. The age range of those who live in shared space is between 24 and 74. All of these folks deserve their own private space.