Our History & Mission
In 1997, Kelly Behlmann gave physical therapy to children with disabilities. Kelly dreamed of providing an affordable service to her kiddos that emphasized the abilities each child had rather than focusing on their disabilities.
What began as a dream has gone far beyond anything Kelly could have EVER imagined. While DASA maintains its original goals and core values, the organization has since expanded into a successful sports club that grooms national champions, international record-breakers, and Paralympic gold medalists.
Along the way, DASA also started community education programs, personal care training, and social outlets for youth with disabilities, as well as their families.
At DASA, our St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia, Missouri athletes with physical, visual, and hearing disabilities discover ABILITIES that take them places even we might not have imagined possible.