We offer the following services:
- Information & Referral Services
- Peer Counseling
- Skills training on topics such as menu planning, accessing public transportation, time management, budgeting and assertiveness
- Advocacy Assistance and Training
- Technical assistance and training in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Advice and training on the removal of architectural and attitudinal barriers that people with disabilities encounter
- Loaner Adaptive Technology/Equipment such as manual and electric wheelchairs, visual aids and walkers (as available)
- Training to become a peer counselor
- Social/Recreational activities
- Adjustment to disability training group sessions
- Community education on disability related topics
- Weekly support groups
- Computer Lab
REACH of Denton and The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services-Division for Blind Services offer training for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Services may include:
- Training techniques with low vision aids
- Peer counseling & support groups
- Application assistance with low vision programs
- Mobility training & community resources
- Equipment loaner program including: magnifiers, large button phones, CCTV reading machines, and talking items (as available)
For more information contact: MISSY DICKENSON at 940-383-1062
Charlotte A. Stewart –Executive Director
Responsible for the overall administration of the REACH organization, including its four projects, the REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living in Fort Worth, Dallas, Denton and Plano.
Pamela Momon -Assistant Director
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the REACH of Denton center as well as coordinating the DBS ILS program, peer counseling, independent living skills training, advocacy assistance, outreach and public education and information and referral. Also assisting consumers living in institutions with the move to community living.
Sarah Stepp – IL Skills Training & ADA Specialist
Responsible for providing peer counseling, independent living skills training, advocacy assistance, outreach and public relations, and information and referral. Also assisting consumers living in institutions with the move to community living.
Jerra Capuria – Office Manager
Responsible for handling secretarial and clerical duties including telephone answering, filing, data entry, inventory, maintaining computerized database of consumer’s information and office equipment maintenance.
Shawnett Viani –Youth Transition Specialist
Responsible for the coordination of the center’s youth transition program by maintaining a collaborative working relationship with TWC transition counselors, local school districts/high schools and the Region XI Educational Service Center. Participate in individual student transition planning, develop, conduct and/or coordinate independent living skills training curriculum, provide peer counseling/peer support, advocacy assistance and information and referral assistance as needed. Also coordinate youth support group activities and summer youth camp sessions.