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The Door In The Wall, Inc.
767 Lookout Dr.
Lakehills, Texas 78063
info@ditwtexas.org
Phone: (210)254-2310

ABOUT THE DOOR IN THE WALL, INC. (DITW)
HISTORY

The Door In The Wall, Inc. was founded by Jim and Barbara Blair in 1994.  Their youngest daughter, Jennifer, contracted spinal meningitis when she was 2 months old and uses a wheelchair for her primary mobility. The organization was started to share resource information with other families that deal with disability on a day-to-day basis.  In September of 1994 they felt the best way to reach more families was public access television and radio broadcasts.  In addition to these broadcasts, they noticed a need in the community for adapted sports and social events.  Free special events were added to the schedule (See Events Page) The TV programs continued until 2005 when Jim Blair became very ill and passed away in May of that year.  
Currently, Barbara Blair and Ralph Kessler, (with the help of close friends and many volunteers) have opened an Ebay Store and by selling donated items all over the world, we are spreading disability news and helping to fund our programs for people with disabilities. The Door In The Wall is an AVO, all volunteer organization. 

FUNDING

100% Community Support

TAX STATUS

501(c)3 , nonprofit organization 
incorporated in the State of Texas


THE STEERING COMMITTEE
(Our Consultants)





LIZ BANNER BLAIR, CMP, RN
DITW BOARD OF DIRECTORS




BARBARA BLAIR
 DITW DIRECTOR
BARBARA.BLAIR@DITWTEXAS.ORG



JENNIFER BLAIR,
RESERVATIONS
DITW BOARD OF DIRECTORS



THERNON "TY" BECK
ALAMO MOBILITY





SHELIA BROWN
SAILING COORDINATOR



DANIEL CASTILLO
SPINAL COR INJURY MENTOR
COFOUNDER OF TX DISABLED VETERANS ASSOC




JENNIFER M. DEAN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
KERRVILLE, TX 


DOTTIE HARRISON
FRIENDS FOR LIFE (THERAPY DOGS)




LORRAINE HERNANDEZ
DISABILITY RIGHTS TEXAS
HTSTX.ORG




JAYNE & GARLAND JENNINGS & John
 PVA (PARALYZED VETERANS ASSOC.)



RALPH E. KESSLER, SR.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DITW EBAY STORE MANAGER



JUDITH LAUFER, S.A.L.S.A.
(SAN ANTONIO LEAGUE OF SELF ADVOCATES)


GRACIE MARONGE
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOC. OF SAN ANTONIO

JIM MORRIS, IV
BOARD OF DIRECTORS



MARTHA OLIVER, S.A.A.D.A. 
(SAN ANTONIO AREA DISABILITY ADVOCATES)



MARY ELLEN RAINWATER
COMPUTER CONSULTANT


VIRGINIA STOOPS, CPA


DIANNA J. TISON
NURSING FACULTY
UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD
SCHOOL OF NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONALS



NANCY  WEBB
 PVA & SPECIAL EVENTS


It's what we do in the here and now that will make a difference in the
then and there.

Judith, from San Antonio, is the Director of Playmakers, an organization that enables adults with cognitive disabilities to express their creativity and life experiences through theater.  She founded Playmakers in 2000 after a successful career in professional theater.  The troupe performs for local, state and even national audiences and inspires children with disabilities to see new creative options for themselves.
The Door in the Wall (1949)  

Harm Robinson was the inspiration for Marguerite deAngeli's book, The Door In The Wall.  He was a friend with a disability of the deAngeli family who participated with their musical evenings and he suggested to Marguerite the need for a book about a child dealing with a handicap. Robin, the hero of The Door in the Wall, struggles with his lameness in thirteenth century England. He is assisted in his search for self-worth by Brother Luke, a monk who tells him, "It is better to have crooked legs than a crooked spirit." Robin, through his personal bravery, is able to save a besieged castle, proving Brother Luke's advice to be true: "Thou hast only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it.".  deAngeli remarks that she sought to show children in this story that, "It's not who you are that counts, it's what you do with what you have that matters."
The winner of the 1950 Newbery Award; given the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1961.
Copyright retained by Doubleday - in continuous print since 1949
www.deangeli.lapeer.org/Books/Door_in_the_Wall.html

DREAM, TAKE ACTION, REPEAT!
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."

                            Henry Ford

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  My optimism then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good that it may prevail.

HELEN KELLER

We keep moving forward,
opening new doors and doing new things because we are curious 
and curiosity keeps leading us
down new paths.

    Walt Disney
"Our goal is simple....
to help you reach yours!"

As we work to create light for others we naturally light our own way.

"Thou has only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it."
Shop Video & Television | Cascio Interstate Music
Sierra Club
Follow your dreams and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
The Door In The Wall, Inc.
"Making life with a disability better"
Information About Us

Interstate Batteries.com
DITW Security Team

Danny Castillo, "I might as well JUMP!"
All donations are tax deductible and help us keep our programs going.  Thank You!

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but  by the seeds that you plant.

       Robert Louis Stevenson











Powell Martin Smith II 
(Alamo Mobility) 
09/05/42 - 03/18/12
We are happy to present
The Heart-Warming Adventures of

Leeder O. Men

Visit www.dizabled.com 
WELCOME TO OUR FRIENDS IN FRANCE
You may have noticed maps welcoming different countries to our site. These are countries that have visited our Ebay Store and have bought products from us, helping to support Door In The Wall Programs! We sell all over the world and we are spreading the word about our accessible programs.