Helping Restore Ability is pleased to announce our first ever FashionABLE Fashion Show.
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Helping Restore Ability FashionABLE Event is in its inaugural year. This will not be your ordinary fashion show, we are featuring models who are differently abled. We are excited to include what beautiful means to us – happiness!
This event will be located at Lofty Spaces 816 Montgomery St, Dallas, TX 75215. Fashion with passion will walk the runway to raise awareness to our mission that no Texan with a disability will lack the resources to live a full and independent life.
This event benefits a 39 year old Arlington based non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, adults and the elderly that live with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. Come be a part of this special evening with beautiful people, delicious fare, music by the Marcus Rockwell Trio, the amazing Dawn Neufeld as Emcee and stay for the raffle! We hope the awareness will help friend and fundraise towards our mission; you don’t want to miss it.
Register at HRA FashionABLE Fashion Show
Please contact Kimmie Hack for more information
Helping Restore Ability is hosting a
free seminar to provide important information on how to protect the
long term financial and legal needs of children with special needs.
Parents of any aged children with any type of special needs are
welcome and encouraged to attend.
Vicki Niedermayer, CEO of Helping Restore
Ability, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 30
years’ experience in social services for people with special needs.
She will be sharing information on both public and private programs
and support services that are available for children with
disabilities, many of which are free of charge and immediately
Aaron Shutt is an attorney with the Paup Law Firm in Fort Worth,
Texas. He will explain how a Special Needs Trust can help maintain
your child’s eligibility for SSI, Medicare and other assistance
programs as well as protect assets from predators, creditors and
judgments. Aaron will also explain guardianship and the powers of
attorney parents may want to have for the care of an adult child
with special needs.
Jason Smith is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones who has lived
with a disability label having been born without his right hand. He
will cover common strategies used to fund a Special Needs Trust and
share some of his personal story of overcoming the challenges of his
Thursday, February 19th
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location: Offices of Helping Restore Ability
4300 Beltway Place, Suite 130
Arlington, TX 76018
*light snacks will be provided
To RSVP, please email or call Latonya Price.
Our 2014 first Annual “Gunslinging for Independence” Sporting Clays
Tournament Fundraiser will include Lunch, Silent Auction and Trophy
Awards. This event will take place Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Elm
Fork. Helping Restore Ability primarily serves a vulnerable
population: those who are impoverished who also live with physical
or intellectual disabilities and are in need of fundraisers to raise
friends and funds to help support the cause of providing care for
people with disabilities. This is where you and your sponsorship
comes in. Every dollar raised means that someone can receive
personal care, usually in their own home, avoiding institutional
Our 2014 Annual Hand in Hand fundraiser took place June 27, 2014
with Marlee Matlin as our speaker. Losing her hearing at 18 months
old, Marlee shared what it was like growing up, the highs and lows
of Hollywood and being a voice for those who cannot speak. Marlee
took to heart the words from, now long-time friend, Henry Winkler,
who told her she can be whatever she wants to be, just to follow it
in her heart and don’t let anything stand in her way.
In doing so, Marlee received worldwide critical acclaim for her film
debut in Paramount Pictures’ “Children of a Lesser God,” for which
she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. At 21, she became
the youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar and only one of
four actresses to receive the honor for her film debut. In addition
to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best
Actress in a Drama.
Click here to view the 2014 recap video. Thanks to all those
who attended for your support!
Casino Party Fundraiser Benefiting Helping Restore Ability
Our 2014 first Annual Game Changer Fundraiser took place Saturday,
April 5, 2014 at the Arlington Museum of Art with Dawn Neufeld as
the MC. Helping Restore Ability primarily serves a vulnerable
population: those who are impoverished who also live with physical
or intellectual disabilities. They need game-changers. The “Game
Changer” casino party was designed to raise friends and funds to
help support the cause of providing care for people with
disabilities. This is where you and your sponsorship comes into
play. Every dollar raised means that someone can receive personal
care, usually in their own home, avoiding institutional placement.
Our 2013 Annual Hand in Hand fundraiser took place May 10,
2013 with John O’Leary as our speaker. John’s life is proof of the power of the
human spirit. At nine years old, he was burned on 100% of his body
and given less than one percent chance of surviving the first night.
He endured months in the hospital, years in therapy, dozens of
surgeries, and lost all of his fingers due to amputation.
As a boy in the hospital bed, John could not have foreseen his many
accomplishments. Yet his experiences throughout his journey are what
fuel the incredible compassion and authenticity that are evident in
every presentation he gives.
Click here to view the 2013
recap video. Thanks to all those who attended for your support!
Our 2012 Annual Open House took place December 7, 2012 where we
celebrated the holidays and our annual accomplishments. We were
joined by attendants, clients, vendors, the business community and
our families. Certificates and vouchers were awarded to attendants
based on longevity of five years or more.
Our 2012 Annual Hand in Hand fundraiser took place May 25, 2012
with Rex and Kathleen Lewis-Clack as our speakers. Rex has been labeled a prodigious
musical savant, with an extremely rare combination of blindness,
autism, and musical genius. Rex was born blind, with brain damage so
severe it looked as though he would never walk or talk, and would
certainly live a very limited life. Despite his physical and
cognitive disabilities, Rex can play any musical composition after
hearing it only once, and he’s even never even seen the keys on a
piano. He can also instantly identify any note that is played for
him; a talent attributed to only 1 in 10,000 people.
Our 2012 Annual Hand in Hand fundraiser took place May 20, 2011
with Scott Rigsby as our speaker. On October 13, 2007, after nearly 17 grueling
hours, Scott Rigsby did the unthinkable: he crossed the finish line
at the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
In doing so he set a world record as the first double-amputee on
prosthetics to complete the Ironman World Championships in Kona –
considered to be the most grueling triathlon on earth. Earlier that
year, in March at the ING Georgia Marathon, he set his first world
record as the first double amputee in the world to finish a marathon
on prosthetics. But his journey begins far from the finish line.