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We can't say enough about this organization--it's well-organized and professional, but also personal. The staff are extremely dedicated and the results speak for themselves. It's rare to find such a win-win... more
Our wonderful and amazing son was born with a rare brain malformation. Not knowing what to expect we turned to early intervention... more »
- Camp Hill, PA
My family has been Donors/Supporters/Volunteers for GR for a number of years thanks to 2 amazing friends who became WARRIORS to... more »
- Sherman Oaks, CA
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When I first came to know about Sense India, I was amazed to realize it worked specially for deafblind. What struck me most was... more »
- Ahmedabad India,
CAMP BLESSING is an amazing place!!! The children are made to feel very accepted and they all have an awesome time!!! The love... more »
- Tomball, TX
Great job hope u keep it up on going great wounderful more »
- Xenia, OH
As the founder of Autism Plugged In and Bass for Autism, two organizations that are dedicated to supporting autism research, I... more »
- Arlington, VA
Our family has been attending Adam's Camp for 11 years. Our son Ian has Down syndrome and the therapeutic and recreational intervention... more »
- Centennial, CO
Both my wife and I wanted to extend a word of thanks regarding the Chatter Matters Camp our family was able to enjoy this week.... more »
- Elm Grove, WI
I was curious how this organization was doing and now I see that the truth is finally coming out. I’m a professional trainer... more »
- Storrs, CT
We have had ATOU at Strawberry Point every year now for quite a while. They make a huge impact on all of my fourth grade students... more »
- Granite Bay, CA
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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