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

Dawn 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. Dawn 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, an 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 is the Support Group Coordinator for CONNECT+ABILITY at Warm Springs. She grew up moving frequently and 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 a Spinal Cord Injury support group in San Antonio. She started San Antonio’s first Spinal Cord Injury support group at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in 2004. She coordinates many support groups and is an advocate for the disability community.

Ashley Longoria

Care Coordinator

Ashley was born and raised in Laredo, but has called San Antonio her home for 16 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. Ashley joined CONNECT+ABILITY in 2017 and currently serves as the Care Coordinator Supervisor. She is married and has two children.

James L. Moody

Care Coordinator

Although he has lived in many different places, James is proud to call San Antonio his home of 20+ years. James earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He 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. He now uses that experience to help individuals and their families with CONNECT+ABILITY at Warm Springs.

Lisa Morin

Growing up in a small town with few resources, Lisa developed an interest in advocacy, social services, and the barriers that keep people from being able to access the services that they need. Lisa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from St. Edward’s University in Austin, and after living there for several years, returned to San Antonio which brought her closer to her family and her home town of Cotulla. Lisa has been a Care Coordinator with CONNECT+ABILITY since 2018 and looks forward to continuing to help connect people with the resources that they need in order to thrive. She and her boyfriend share their home with their sweet dog and two bossy cats.

Vinerys Rodriguez

Having had the opportunity to live in many parts of the world growing up, Vinerys developed a passion for diversity. She has extensive experience working directly with families enrolled in various community based programs, working toward improving health and preventing disparities in care. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and her Master’s Degree in Health and Kinesiology from University of Texas at San Antonio. Vinerys enjoys being able to play a supportive role in assisting families in need. San Antonio has been her home for the past 14 years. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and meeting new people.