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North Texas To Get Its First Community For People With Intellectual, Developmental Delays

Daymark Living in Waxahachie

In collaboration with Aspen Heights Partners and Montgomery Street Partners, Daymark Living broke ground on Wednesday on a residential community for individuals with intellectual and developmental delays. It will be the first residence of its kind in North Texas.

Daymark Living in Waxahachie will have 28 resort-style cottages housing a total of 200 residents. The cottages will be built on 20 acres, with an additional 20 acres for outdoor amenities such as volleyball courts, green spaces and a pool. 

Other amenities include an on-site nurse and EMT, scheduled transportation to Dallas and Fort Worth and dietitian-developed meals. 

Each cottage has an on-site staffer, called a coach, who stays with residents daily. The first residents will move in in spring 2018. Daymark already has 2,000 people on its interest list and 20% of the spaces have been reserved.

Daymark Living president John Poston (who is also co-founder of the Rise School of Dallas and Rise School of Houston) said the community will have campus-style educational programming.