AFIL is a unique and innovative residential program located in Dallas. We are unique in that we are a transitional, residential program tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Each person stays in the program as long as it takes them to grow, mature and learn to the maximum level of their abilities. The curriculum is based upon the resident’s abilities rather than their disabilities. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are an underserved population who deserve the opportunity to live a full and independent life within their communities. Our goal at AFIL is to develop these skills in our young adults so that they can live independently and become contributing citizens.
We work with each person to develop and expand their vocational, social, and daily living skills, financial management and personal growth and development. As a result of the residential environment we have great peer mentoring and modeling opportunities that develop companionship for new residents coming into the program and often after they leave the program. We like to think of our residential setting as a campus, similar to the ones where their siblings go when they enter college. We help make our resident’s dreams and aspirations a reality.