To provide exceptional learning opportunities to help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities live full and active lives.
The vision of SA Life Academy is that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities may live meaningful, and purposeful lives in the community.
Meeting a Critical Need In our City
A 2018 “Assessment of Area Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Intellectual and Developmental Disability” funded by the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation on behalf of Autism Lifeline Links found that an estimated 21,600 adults in Bexar County have autism or an IDD. More than 80% of these individuals live at home with a family member serving as a caregiver and only 10% of these individuals were receiving formal service coordination as of last year through the Alamo Area Council of Governments. In Bexar County alone, there are 7,000 individuals on the 15-year long waiver waitlist to receive community-based support services aimed at preventing costly institutional care.
Letter From Our Executive Director
Having a child with a disability changes the direction of how you do life. As parents of an adult son with an intellectual and developmental disability, my husband and I want the same quality of life and opportunities for our son, Drew, as we want for our two other grown children. It just looks different. Once the individuals age out of the public school system at 22 years old, the options in San Antonio are limited. All of us need a life that continues to stimulate us academically, creatively, physically, socially, and have a group of friends to Do Life Together.
To address the need, we founded SA Life Academy, a day program that provides exceptional continuing learning opportunities aimed at helping individuals with IDD live full and active lives in a safe environment. SA Life Academy differentiates itself from existing programs by providing quality curriculum and having certified special education teachers and experienced staff.
SA Life Academy and the community can partner in transforming the lives of individuals with IDD. Helping us REACH for the Stars, allows the adults to have a place to do life with others, but also their families will have peace of mind. Thank you for your interest in SA Life Academy and we hope you will give today.
Executive Director and Mom