We are here to help.

We offer services that work comprehensively to address the needs of the affected individual and their family. All services are free of charge, regardless of income level or insurance status.

CONNECTABILITY is an initiative of the Warm Springs Foundation, continuing the long legacy of Warm Springs. Our staff guides, advocates, and cares for people with a disability to ensure they can reach their fullest potential.

Warm Springs Foundation is built on a legacy of excellence in caring for people with disabilities. It started with those with polio in the 1940’s. Since 2008 when the Warm Springs Hospital System was sold, the foundation has made grants for charity rehabilitation care, research, education and in support of nonprofits that serve children and adults with disabilities.

Meet our team:

Dawn Dixon

Executive Director

Ms. Dixon has worked in the field of rehabilitation and social services for the past 25 years where she has worked in many capacities including vocational rehabilitation counseling and program development and supervision. Ms. Dixon worked in the capacity of President/CEO at Any Baby Can of San Antonio, Inc. for 14 years before creating CONNECT + ABILITY at Warm Springs, a programmatic initiative of the Warm Springs Foundation. Dawn grew up in the Houston area before relocating to San Antonio, which she has called home for the past 15 years. She is married with two children.

Shelia Brown

Support Group Coordinator

Shelia Brown acts as the Support Group Coordinator with CONNECT+ABILITY at Warm Springs. She grew up as a military “brat” and moved frequently, but is happy to call San Antonio her home now. In 2002 Shelia became a quadriplegic. Not knowing much about her new disability, she quickly discovered the need for an Spinal Cord Injury support group in San Antonio. She started the first Spinal Cord Injury support group welcome to anyone with that disability at Warm Springs Rehabilitation hospital in 2004. She has coordinated many support groups and is an advocate for the disability community.

Ashley Longoria

Care Coordinator

Ms. Longoria was born and raised in Laredo, but has called San Antonio her home for 14 years. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from St. Mary’s University. She is the Executive Director of the Alamo Head Injury Association and serves part-time as a Care Coordinator for CONNECT+ABILITY at Warm Springs. Ms. Longoria is married and has two children.

James L. Moody

Care Coordinator

Although he lived in many different places during his life as an Army “brat,” James is proud to call San Antonio his home for the past 20+ years. James earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health and Science Center at San Antonio in 2002. During his 12 years as an Occupational Therapist, James saw first hand the challenges that individuals and their families experience as they journey through the healthcare system, and now uses that experience to help individuals and their families with CONNECT+ABILITY at Warm Springs.