...help youth and young adults with special needs in the Austin, Texas area develop lifelong independence and achieve their full potential through continuing educational, vocational, and community experiences.
The Adventurers began...
...with outdoor education and recreational outings led by Austin adapted physical education teacher Diane Mackey. She was determined to provide challenging social and physical activity for her students at elementary schools in south Austin. She organized and raised funds for construction of an accessible playground, sponsored outdoor education overnight weekends at sites in the Austin area, and began leading out-of-town trips during the summer.
The grandest effort in those early years was a trip to Disneyland in California with a group of about 80 students and parents. Periodic out-of-town, overnight, and weekend trips continued, and an annual extended trip became a tradition.
The Adventurers now... include adults from all over the Austin area!
You can find Adventurers at job internships, volunteering, bowling every week, on weekend field trips, participating in young adult activities at Woodlawn Baptist Church, sharing new experiences and making new friends. And watch for 'em on the road!
The Adventurers in the News...
May 17 Oak Hill Gazette - "The Adventurers Explore the World and Change Their Lives"