2019 Ball Photos

History Of The Disability Ball

Most people have fond memories of attending a high school prom or a college formal dance.  Perhaps they were a member of a club or organization that had an annual party with dining and dancing.  But for many people with disabilities, attending such an event was only a dream, or something to be seen in movies or on TV.

Well, in 2004, Independent Resources, Inc. changed those dreams into reality by sponsoring the first Disability Ball.  The Ball brought together many different disabled communities both to have a good time and to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Because of the success of that first Ball in 2004, the Disability Ball has become an annual November event. Each year guests enjoy an evening of good food, dancing, socializing and the crowning of a King and Queen, among other activities.

Enjoy these highlights of the 2019 Ball.

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Registration is a busy area at the Disability Ball.


Tonya and Darryl, two of the registration hosts,
greet arriving guests with a smile.


Dr. Despina Wilson, Executive Director,
Independent Resources, welcomes guests
to the 16th Annual Disability Ball.


The evening officially begins with the singing
of the National Anthem.


It’s always fun to get a candid photo
of your table guests.


A cool drink complements a delicious meal.


The Ball is the perfect time to catch up
with friends.

Watch a brief video about the past 15 years of the Disability Ball:

Disability Ball 15th Anniversary Slide Show

During dinner guests were treated to a
performance by cast members of Boundless,
A Musical Journey!

Chris crowns the new King, Christopher Schwenk.


Cindy picks the name of the new Queen.

Disability Ball 2019 Queen and King,
Susan Makowski and Christopher Schwenk.

Master of Ceremonies and DJ Sky Brady
takes a song request.

A souvenir photo is the perfect way
to remember the evening.

A photo with your friends to keep forever.


The Disability Ball is the perfect place
to make romantic memories.