AFIL - Association for Independent Living

AFIL - Association for Independent Living AFIL is a 24-hour residential program which teaches independent living skills to young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
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AFIL’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive living environment for our adult residents who are diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, elevating them to their highest independence and interdependence through life skills education and vocational guidance.

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North Texas Giving Day is just a little less than 2 weeks away! Get the #NTxGivingDay party started early with me! Suppo...
09/13/2021
ASSOCIATION FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

North Texas Giving Day is just a little less than 2 weeks away!

Get the #NTxGivingDay party started early with me! Support AFIL today!! Thanks for your support!

#afilfilledlife

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/association-for-independent-living

To strengthen the independence of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through life skills education, vocational guidance, community integration and spiritual growth in a supportive living environment.

Photos from My Autistic Soul's post
09/12/2021

Photos from My Autistic Soul's post

Spending our morning passing out water and walking at Bachman Lake in honor of the American Heart Association! Thank you...
09/11/2021

Spending our morning passing out water and walking at Bachman Lake in honor of the American Heart Association! Thank you Bachman Lake, Dallas Love Field & City of Dallas for hosting such a wonderful event! #afilfilledlife

09/10/2021

Hello everyone! We are happy to announce that we have created a Twitter page! Find us by searching for Afildfw & hit that follow button!

#afilfilledlife

No need to wait until September 23rd for North Texas Giving Day. Early giving starts today!! Click the link below to fin...
09/01/2021

No need to wait until September 23rd for North Texas Giving Day. Early giving starts today!! Click the link below to find us!

Thank you for your donation and for sharing AFIL with your friends and loved ones!

#afilfilledlife
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/association-for-independent-living

No need to wait until September 23rd for North Texas Giving Day. Early giving starts today!! Click the link below to find us!

Thank you for your donation and for sharing AFIL with your friends and loved ones!

#afilfilledlife
https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/association-for-independent-living

08/29/2021
08/25/2021

@autieselfcare

A fun filled day of volunteering with some animals! 🐶🐱
08/18/2021

A fun filled day of volunteering with some animals! 🐶🐱

2 days of hard work & dedication!! 🧩😁
07/20/2021

2 days of hard work & dedication!! 🧩😁

My how time flies! It's already time to announce the Save the Date for one our favorite days of the year!! North Texas G...
07/12/2021

My how time flies! It's already time to announce the Save the Date for one our favorite days of the year!!

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 23, 2021! Mark your calendars and spread the word!

My how time flies! It's already time to announce the Save the Date for one our favorite days of the year!!

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 23, 2021! Mark your calendars and spread the word!

Summer has long since started, but we're still on our journey to raise the funds for our new basketball/sport court. Per...
07/01/2021
AFIL Sport Court for Adults with Disabilities, organized by Sarah Causey

Summer has long since started, but we're still on our journey to raise the funds for our new basketball/sport court. Perhaps we'll be closer to our goal when it's a little less HOT!

If you're looking for a fun cause to donate to, or want to support the health and physical activities of our adults here at AFIL, click below! (And pass along to your inner circle!)

https://www.gofundme.com/f/afil-outdoor-sport-court?qid=a203c001f7b9ebfdc788e36a9715d11c

Do you love sports and believe in their power to make a positive impact in … Sarah Causey needs your support for AFIL Sport Court for Adults with Disabilities

06/26/2021

"Why don't people like me?"

Growing up with undiagnosed #ADHD, I struggled to make friends. I was always "too much" for people.

Too loud. Too weird. Too annoying.

But I deserve friends who love me for exactly who I am... rough edges and all.

We created monster bookmarks for the corner or your page 📖😁
06/09/2021

We created monster bookmarks for the corner or your page 📖😁

We created monster bookmarks for the corner or your page 📖😁

Photos from Personalised by Nat's post
06/05/2021

Photos from Personalised by Nat's post

06/02/2021
Cooking day 🌮🌯😋
05/26/2021

Cooking day 🌮🌯😋

Happy Friday! Here's a quick reminder about our Go Fund Me Campaign for a new Sports Court here at AFIL. Summer is right...
05/14/2021
AFIL Sport Court for Adults with Disabilities, organized by Sarah Causey

Happy Friday! Here's a quick reminder about our Go Fund Me Campaign for a new Sports Court here at AFIL. Summer is right around the corner and it's getting us excited about the prospect of a new court to enjoy our outdoor activities!

Thank you in advance for your donation, support and for passing this along to others who might want to support this cause!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/afil-outdoor-sport-court?qid=fc8b6da3af14c3e44935c2a665caf5aa&utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer

Do you love sports and believe in their power to make a positive impact in … Sarah Causey needs your support for AFIL Sport Court for Adults with Disabilities

It’s a nice day outside for some team building exercises!! ☀️ COMMUNICATION AND LISTENING SKILLS ARE KEY 🔑
05/06/2021

It’s a nice day outside for some team building exercises!! ☀️

COMMUNICATION AND LISTENING SKILLS ARE KEY 🔑

05/04/2021

Edit: Executive dysfunction is a part of ADHD, it's at it's core. This is an ADHD page. I share things based on my lived experience and diagnosis. The amount of times I've heard people say "everyone does that" is part of the stigma we face everyday. The artist of this meme whom I've spoken with is also ADHD. This is an ADHD meme.

If you think everyone does this everyday, I've got news for you... (go see a Dr).

Artist: instagram.com/gingerartmagic

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Spending this beautiful day at the lake ☀️
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Spending this beautiful day at the lake ☀️

04/18/2021

Understanding Autism
Do autistic people struggle with sleep?
Yes.
Research has found that compared to neurotypical people, autistic people take significantly longer to fall asleep, wake more frequently in the night, and have a poorer quality of sleep and thus are more likely to wake up still feeling tired (Morgan et al, 2020).

Some things that can help support with sleeping:
- use of a weighted blanket
- use of a white noise system
- using a red light filter on any
electronics to block blue light
- opening a window; it is easier to sleep in a cooler room

Timeline Photos
04/05/2021

Timeline Photos

Unfortunately realizing you’re autistic as a teen or adult isn’t always well-received. But finally knowing that you’re autistic after years of invalidation and misdiagnosis, helps to give us a fighting chance to actually love ourselves and be more understood by those around us.

Too many of us have heard things like, “Why would you seek an autism diagnosis? “Why would you want to put a label like autism on yourself? That will make your life harder!” Or my personal favorite /s, “You’re just looking for attention.”

So the next time someone wants to discourage you from learning more about yourself and your neurotype, in an effort to make your life better, show them this.💖

Image ID: The positives of realizing you’re autistic. You now have an explanation for differences that you’ve never understood. You gain access to accommodations, disability discrimination policies, and community connections. Knowing allows medical professionals to better understand and treat co-morbid conditions. Loved ones can understand you better and respond in ways that respect your differences. It allows you to redefine your life through an autistic lens, leading to a greater understanding of yourself. Knowing can encourage you to be kinder and more forgiving with yourself when faced with challenges.
It helps you to realize that you were never broken but a perfectly whole autistic person.

#actuallyautistic #redinstead #autism #aspie #autistic #autisticadults #autismawareness #neurodiversity #autismcommunity #autismproud #aspiegirl #neurodiverse #aspielife #aspergers #differentnotless #autisticpride #autismadvocate #neurodivergent #digitalartist #digitalart #autisticwomen #nothingaboutuswithoutus #autisticartist #autismawarenessmonth #autismacceptancemonth #autismacceptance

Spring Cleaning with a touch of renovation. ✨ Thank you to the Hillcrest Foundation for allowing our residents to enjoy ...
03/29/2021

Spring Cleaning with a touch of renovation. ✨ Thank you to the Hillcrest Foundation for allowing our residents to enjoy brand new flooring! A good floor changes everything!

Celebrating one of AFIL’s residents 23rd birthday! 🥳 everyone worked together to bake a delicious chocolate cake 😋
03/24/2021

Celebrating one of AFIL’s residents 23rd birthday! 🥳 everyone worked together to bake a delicious chocolate cake 😋

Celebrating one of AFIL’s residents 23rd birthday! 🥳 everyone worked together to bake a delicious chocolate cake 😋

What an eventful day here at AFIL! Ice cream sundaes and a water balloon fight 🍨🎈
03/11/2021

What an eventful day here at AFIL! Ice cream sundaes and a water balloon fight 🍨🎈

02/10/2021
02/07/2021

The words we use matter! Ever feel like you don't know what to say when discussing disabilities? We are here to help! Please share, and visit our website (www.tobelikeme.org) for online lessons about a variety of disabilities!

#wordsmatter #tobelikeme #tblm #disabilityawareness #youdontknowwhatyoudontknow #education #empathy #inclusivelanguage #etiquette #language #onlinelessons

02/05/2021
Meet the Association of Independent Living

Sarah had a great time visiting with Bryan and Tinja of MassMutual Greater Houston SpecialCare last week, and we’re honored to have that visit featured on their page! Thank you to Bryan and Tinja!

We're so excited to announce the kick off of a fundraiser effort through Go Fund Me! This is specifically to raise money...
01/21/2021
AFIL Sport Court for Adults with Disabilities, organized by Sarah Causey

We're so excited to announce the kick off of a fundraiser effort through Go Fund Me!

This is specifically to raise money to replace and upgrade our current Basketball Court. If you've been by AFIL recently, you know our current court is small, cracked and sinking into the ground. When it rains, the water collects and pools in the court which takes days to dry, and therefore makes the court unavailable to the residents for that period of time. Basketball has become a favorite with our residents and it would mean so much for them to have a new sports court on which they could SAFELY play. And it wouldn't include just basketball! It would be a multi-sport court with even more opportunities for other sports and activities. For anyone who participates in sports, you know it's about more than just fun and exercise. It's also beneficial for mental health, coping with stress and learning how to engage with peers appropriately when either playing on a team as a whole or being on competing sides.

We'd love for you to click on the link below, contribute and pass on!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/afil-outdoor-sport-court?qid=e489822e998c24b4f8c9b83e43939448

Do you love sports and believe in their power to make a positive impact in … Sarah Causey needs your support for AFIL Sport Court for Adults with Disabilities

Autism Management
01/20/2021

Autism Management

I've been autistic all along?
01/07/2021

I've been autistic all along?

Accurate.

📷 : @autisminsightsandme

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the AFIL family to yours! May your celebration be filled with peace and joy! 🎄
12/26/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the AFIL family to yours! May your celebration be filled with peace and joy! 🎄

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2826 Storey Ln
Dallas, TX
75220

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(214) 351-0798

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“The mission of the Association for Independent Living (AFIL) is to strengthen the independence of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through life skills education, vocational guidance, community integration and spiritual growth in a supportive living environment.”

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