Dallas Services - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Dallas Services
5442 La Sierra
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 828-9900 (Local)
(214) 828-9901 (Fax)

Brief Description

Founded in 1949, Dallas Services seeks to enable individuals with disabilities or other needs to achieve their potential by fostering inclusiveness and independence throughout their lives.

Specializes in low vision and functional vision evaluations for children and seniors and care with appropriate referral for additional services, both medical and vocational, when needed.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 2,500
Number of staff: 7-in the low vision clinic; 50 in the early childhood center
Staff description: Thomas Turnage, Ph.D. - Executive Director; 25+ Years in Nonprofit Management Stephanie Fleming, O.D. - Optometrist/Clinic Director; specializes in low vision Rosie Ghanzanfari, O.D. - Optometrist; specializes in medical contact lenses Mary Beth O'Connor - Director of Development and Operations
Geographic area served: Dallas, Tarrant, and surrounding counties.


Stephanie Helm Fleming, OD, Director, Low Vision Clinic, (214) 828-9900
Edna Morse, Director, Dallas Day School, (214) 828-9900
Nicole Sanders, Director, Mesquite Day School, (214) 828-9900
Thomas Turnage, Ph.D., Executive Director, (214) 828-9900, tturnage@dallasservices.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides instruction in all developmental areas, consultant services to other specialized programs, and inclusive settings. Provides training in the use of low vision devices.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Offers low vision evaluations and prescription of devices and training for seniors.
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