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P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. Harlem has been a driving force for tenants rights and equality. My experience with them has been a very positive and an enlightening. In this current environment in which we live ,... more
My son has been a resident of Bishop Grady Villas for three years. I rest easy knowing that he is receiving great care from a... more »
- Saint Cloud, FL
V were volunteers here bt were disappointed by the food given to the kids. Milk tetra packs had expired! They wanted to do a CSR... more »
At 6 months old, my son was diagnosed with Leber's Congenital Amorosis (LCA), total blindness on both eyes. I'll never forget... more »
- Oakland, CA
VISIONS provides an incredible service he the blind & visually impaired community in New York especially those who are low income... more »
- New York, NY
PEN was lifesaving for both our son and our family. After our son received his diagnosis of dyslexia, I did not know how to begin... more »
- San Francisco, CA
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- Phoenix, AZ
since I join etl last year it help out a lot and make friends. I like the different workshops and summer actvites that I do with... more »
- Kittery Point, ME
I liked it I came with my class from scenic ms. And it was great seeing the dogs. more »
- Central Point, OR
My then, 13 year old son , Zachary was in desperate need for an iPad to help him with his school work. I had checked out many... more »
- Fremont, OH
Excellent disability organization for people with disabilities! The organization is run by people with disabilities for people... more »
- San Jose, 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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