Self-Advocate Retreat

April 16-18, 2021


The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas has been awarded an opportunity to take 10 self-advocates (individual with Down syndrome ages 18 and older) on a retreat to West Texas.  Woods Ranch is a fully operational retreat center located just east of Abilene and is run by the 1687 Foundation.  This foundation supports organizations that serve individuals with disabilities and their families.


We will spend two nights doing educational programs covering topics like the environment, budgeting, internet safety, health and nutrition, and fitness.  All meals are included and we will also have a campfire smores party and a dance.  Thanks to the generosity of the 1687 Foundation, there is no cost to DSPNT or our self-advocates to attend.  Transportation, meals and programs are all included.  DSPNT staff will attend alongside some specially trained and screened volunteers.

Interested participants should read the info sheet thoroughly before requesting an application at RETREAT.