Fiesta Especial Royal Court
...a Leadership and Life Skills Development Program
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Enrollment deadline for the 2017-2018 Fiesta Especial® Royal Court program is Friday, August 25th, 2017 by 5:00pm.
The purpose of the Royal Court is to create visibility for the Leadership and Contributions individuals with disabilities make in our community each day while providing a platform for leadership and life skills development and training.
The Fiesta Especial® Royal Court is a community engagement program of disABILITYsa providing a platform for Leadership and Life Skills Development for individuals who are ten (10) years of age (as of 9/1/17) and older.
The Fiesta Especial® Royal Court program revolves around an 7 month curriculum and includes a Campaign Session that runs September through December and an Appearance Session that runs from February through April.
This opportunity enables individuals with disabilities to participate in one of the long-standing traditions of San Antonio...Fiesta®, San Antonio's Party with a Purpose. The Fiesta Especial® Royal Court represents the community of individuals with disabilities at various Fiesta® events and activities while bringing awareness to one more segment of the beautiful canvas of people that make San Antonio a wonderful place to live, work and play.
“Excellent opportunity for the members of the Royal Court to learn and the community to learn about how individuals with special needs can contribute! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” - 2013 Fiesta Especial Royal® Court Parent
The Fiesta Especial® Royal Court is a Leadership, Community Training & Instruction program to develop the following Life Skills while representing the leadership and contributions individuals with disabilities make in the San Antonio Community:
“We had quite a few individuals come up to our court members and want their pictures taken. They inquired about the organization and how they could help. There were some that just wanted to dance with them and have a good time. We even had one man tell us that ‘they were the best thing they had seen all night.’” - 2013 Fiesta Especial Royal Court Parent
“I believe that having individuals with disabilities more visible in our community, especially at events that are so popular in our community brings awareness and acceptance.”- 2013 Fiesta Especial Royal Court Supporter
2017 Benefiting Organizations
Kinetic Kids | Job Adventures | The Academy at Morgan's Wonderland | Angels Challenger Team (NB Little League) Challengers Team of McAllister Park Little League
2016 Benefiting Organizations
Clark H.S. Friends Having Fun | Special Olympics Texas Area 20 | Job Adventures | San Antonio Clubhouse | Santa Rosa Hospital | Angels Challenger Team (NB Little League)
Challengers Team of McAllister Park Little League
2015 Benefiting Organizations
Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. | for Clark H.S. Friends Having Fun | The Arc of San Antonio | Special Olympics Texas Area 20 | Kinetic Kids | Unicorn Center Steppers | Alliance of Pediatric Providers | Autism Treatment Center | Converse Elementary School Special Education
2014 Benefiting Organizations
Job Adventures | Alliance of Pediatric Providers of SA | SpeciaLives | Brighton Center
Texas A&M University Council for Exceptional Children Student Chapter
Monarch Academy at Morgan's Wonderland | Converse Elementary School
2013 Benefiting Organizations
Clark HS Friends Having Fun | Monarch Academy at Morgan's Wonderland | Alliance of Pediatric Providers of San Antonio | Converse Elementary Special Education
Down Syndrome Association of South Texas
2012 Benefiting Organizations
CALAB, Inc. | Monarch Academy | River City Christian School | Down Syndrome Association of San Antonio | Ability Pediatric Therapy | Monarch Academy | University United Methodist Church
"Excellent experience for our special needs royal court in improving communication skills, planning, patience, the importance of fulfilling commitments, genuine acceptance and a sense of role modeling for others. I could go on and on!!!" - 2013 Fiesta Especial Royal Court Parent
Do you know someone who is running in the Fiesta Especial® Royal Court contest this year? Make your donation count toward a Royal Court candidate's campaign. Make sure to dedicate your donation in honor of your favorite candidate and we'll credit their campaign with your vote. You will receive a confirmation of your votes (donation) upon receipt.