Empowering Growth

We promote the pursuit of choice, growth, and independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and similar conditions.

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We support our clients as they evolve as individuals, provide the tools for them to learn & accomplish their goals, & open doors to new experiences.

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Community Impact

Adult Activity Center

Medical Appointments Facilitated

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The Center Community 

The Center serves as a community hub for a vibrant and diverse group of individuals. Their goals, hopes, skills, interests, definitions of success, and disabilities vary—as do their plans for independence. Currently, The Center community is made up of over 450 individuals, each with his or her own story.


Volunteering at The Center is more than an opportunity for service; it’s an invitation to join a community where you find inspiration in unexpected places. Whether you’re looking for a one-time experience or an ongoing commitment, there is a place for you at The Center.

Special Events


The Center is grateful to be the beneficiary of several special events throughout the year that raise funds and awareness for our cause.


Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: River Oaks Country Club

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We are excited for our special guest speakers, the leadership of BCN Taste and Tradition and MAD restaurants, owners Isabel and Ignacio Torras, along with Chef Luis Roger.  They will also be joined by Carlos De Aldecoa Bueno, President and CEO of Cadeco Industries, Eximius Coffee, and Gulf Coast Distillers. Together, they will share their passion for The Center and stories of their meaningful interactions, including the special connection Chef Luis has made working with The Center’s clients in the kitchen.

All current health and safety protocols will be followed.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Chairs: Tracey and John Buckley
Honoring: Wendy and Alistair Dawson
Emcee: Cyndy Garza-Roberts
Sponsors: Support their Independence – Maire and David Baldwin, Tracey and John Buckley
Support their Growth – ALS Limited, InduMar Products, Inc./Cuenod Families
Support their Choice
– Aldecoa Family, Gensler, H-E-B, Elizabeth and Grant Harvey, Icon Wealth Partners, LLC, Cia and Bob Marokovits, McGriff Insurance Services, Midway Foundation, Jeri and Marc Shapiro, Michelle and Glen Shepard, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Support their Pursuit
– Judge Elizabeth Ray and Paul Choules, Susan and Michael Connell, Curry Boudreaux Architects, Sarah and Kevin Davidson, Wendy and Alistair Dawson, Dominiquini Family, Frost Bank, Drs. Holly and John Harrell, Kolache Factory, Brittany Sakowitz Kushner and Kevin Kushner, Marycate and Bill McDonough, O’Donoghue Family, SERJobs, The Virginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation, Sterling, Truist Wealth, Veritex Bank
Friend of The Center – Meredith and Joe Gomez, Ann Lents and David Heaney, Higginbotham, Lori and Scott Wulfe