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My cat and best friend, Greysen, had been missing for several days when I went out before bed to call him one last time. With my hope dwindling that he would ever return home, a very battered and starving... more
Once again, Autism Pensacola was blessed to be able to support 10 families in our area through your Holiday Gift Card program!... more »
- Schererville, IN
Lindsey's Place is such an asset to our community. My friend Jenn endorses every event they hold! more »
- Savannah, GA
Sabina S. wrote:
4 paws for ability. Gives families the much needed help .by providing fantastic service dogs. 4 paws gave us a life we never... more »
- Xenia, OH
This equine organization has been around for 20 years. It keeps growing, so they must be doing something right. Great people that... more »
- Hitchcock, TX
This is just what our son NEEDED! He is 23 year old HFA and smart, yet never fit in until now. He has blossomed and continues... more »
- Plano, TX
India's only national organisation working for children and adults with deafblindness along with their teachers and parents across... more »
- Ahmedabad India,
Lifestyles for the Disabled is a fantastic organization. I admire their courage, leadership, and generous hearts. more »
- Staten Island, NY
They are patient and provide a wealth of resources. I wish I had called them years ago. more »
- Houston, TX
Reece 's Rainbow not only helped us identify our children and fundraise, but have provided resources and a community of life... more »
- Monrovia, MD
I was a primary whistleblower for this travesty. It started with finding a horse lamed by barbed wire, living knee deep... more »
- Arlington, WA
Nearly 50 million Americans are disabled, and two-thirds of these individuals are affected by a severe disability. Of those 50 million, only 18 million are employed. Some of these nonprofits help these people lead self-sustainable lives.
Being disabled can include anything from a mental handicap such as autism, aspergers, or dyslexia to a physical handicap such as blindness, deafness, or paralysis. These disabilities affect both the individual and their family. There are organizations out there to provide help for these people since individuals with physical or mental impairments often need assistance from others to be able to live an active life.
Some nonprofits help out by building walk aids or bicycles for people suffering from such conditions as paraplegia. Others provide programming for the mentally disabled to help them reach greater levels of proficiency in communicating, learning, and self-care. One example would be training for the mute and deaf to enhance their speaking abilities, verbal communications, and to use residual hearing. Some other nonprofits make it their mission to fight for disability rights so that those who are disabled will receive equal opportunities as others.
Since families and friends aren't always around, it is important that organizations like these exist to help the disabled with their everyday needs, especially children with disabilities. Whether they be physical, mental, or learning disabilities, those who are disabled may find the resources they need at these nonprofits.
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