Staff Christmas Party at Home 6690 Circle Drive

Abilene State Supported Living Center  serves a vital role in the increasingly broad range of services offered to Texans with developmental disabilities and has been changing lives since 1899.

 Residents and Staff at the annual Music Festival in Nacogdoches

They are also now hiring.  If you are interested in applying for a position at the Abilene State Supported Living Center, please contact Janice Guardiola at 325-795-3313 or email

To see current job listings, please click here.

 Freed and Elvis at Rock N Roll Dance

Motto: “To empower people to make choices that result in a life of dignity and increased independence.”

Founded: 1899

Director: Linda Hinshaw, RN, MSN

Why They’re Unique: “We are a city within a city. We are highly trained to deal with a unique population.”

Abilene State Supported Living Center is HOME to people with developmental/intellectual disabilities. We teach residents skills to give them independence and a great quality of life. AbSSLC employs over 1400 people from Direct Support Professionals, Occupational/Physical Therapists, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Pharmacists, Plumbers, Electricians, Nutritionists, Custodians and MORE

They Can Answer Questions Relating to:

How to work with people with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

How to make mobility devices (wheelchairs) to fit certain body types or address swallowing issues.

How to use ‘hand-over-hand’ assistance to help people with craft projects

How a Sensory Garden can calm the mind and spirit.