Abilities United

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Education, Job Training, Human Services

Location: 525 east charleston road Palo Alto CA 94306 USA

Mission: Abilities United champions people with developmental and other disabilities and provides the training, education, and support they need to lead the lives they choose.
Results: Each year, we serve over 2,500 individuals and their families in our Children's Development, Family Support, Adult, and Aquatic services programs.
Target demographics: People of all ages who have a developmental or other disability. People of all ages without a disability but who can benefit from aquatic, early childhood development, adult independent skills and family support
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000
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EIN 94-1546643
650-494-0550
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Rating: 5 stars  

My granddaughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, profound deafness and moderate to sever brain injury due to an illness as an infant. Her dad moved with her to Palo Alto when Amber was just 8 years old. She had never taken a step on her own and relied upon the use of a wheelchair and a walker to get around. When Amber stepped into the warm water at the Betty Wright Swim Center, she walked on her first for the very first time - or more appropriately, she RAN through the water unassisted. Eventually she was able to repeat that experience on land Amber is now 16 and continues to be served by the Betty Wright Swim Center as well as the After School Socialization Program at Abilities United. Abilities United has made a profound difference in our lives!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make certain that they continue to receive the funding necessary to continue to provide world class service and support to individuals with disabilities and their families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I love this organization. My son, who has Down Syndrome, has been receiving services here since he was a year old. The infant development program helped him and our entire family in so many ways. Cole is now thriving in their integrated precshool. I'm very grateful for all they've done and all they continue to do!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their infant development program and Milestones preschool.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the knowledgeable and caring staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Dedicated and caring staff always go the extra mile to help clients with disabilities and their families keep a positive attitude and working to do their best.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Aquatic therapy and independent living skills.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase public awareness of services and family involvement.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Positive and encouraging attitudes of the staff and volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely dedicated and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world for people with developmental an physical disabilities........

Ways to make it better...

Funding was not so limited.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Adequate funding to retain quality staff for services.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Our Executive Director is visionary and committed to high quality services.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

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