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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
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
Little did I know I was in for the best day of my life volunteering with the Best Day Foundation. I was instantly in awe of the... more »
- Watsonville, CA
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I was a heavy equipment mechanic and truck driver when I started having real bad eye problems that was preventing me from working... more »
- Alexandria, VA
My daughter was diagnosed at 3 months with hearing loss. We were devasted.Since starting the decibels foundation my daughter is... more »
- Maynard, MA
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- San Francisco, CA
There is no organization that I know of like 'L'Arche Greater Washington DC".. Their witness daily is a testament to the passion... more »
- Washington, DC
I was fortunate enough to travel to Jakarta Indonesia in June 2015 with this organization. The experience was truly transformative.... more »
- New York, NY
June 2013 my son,19 at the time, was in a car accident and suffered a serious tbi. His recovery has been nothing short of remarkable... more »
- Boston, MA
The Autism Science Foundation remains true to its mission of improving the lives of families and individuals living with ASD through... more »
- New York, NY
I have been a donor to NEC for the past five years and have continually been impressed by the caliber of service this organization... more »
- Naples, FL
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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