NEW DIRECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES INC
Rating: 5 stars 13 reviews
Location: 5276 Hollister Ave Ste 207 Santa Barbara CA 93111 USA
New Directions for people withdisabilities, inc. provides leisure and educational travel opportunities forpeople with developmental disabilities.
The program includestravel vacations, holiday programs, day tours and international exchange tours,expanding experiential learning and enhancing the self esteem of every traveler
Our programs open newworlds of understanding for both the participants and the general population.
Through these programs,people with disabilities are increasingly understood, appreciated and acceptedas contributing members of the world.
Results: Since 1985 we have taken over 15,000 people with special needs on trips all over the world!
Target demographics: Adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities
Geographic areas served: the United States
Programs: high quality local, national, and international travel vacations and holiday programs. We also provide supported employment and work skills training for 5 adults with special needs in our office.
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I have been on the New Directions Board for a number of years, and am continually enriched by the commitment of staff and tour guides. Dee Duncan, the founder of the organization, is its heart and soul, and she continues to surround herself with big-hearted people. My daughter traveled with New Directions a number of times and loved every minute of each experience - especially the laughter and fun created with the tour guides and the other travelers! When she was ill a few years ago, I asked her what she would like to do when she became stronger. She said she wanted to go to Hawaii again with New Directions, rather than with family! They experience such a wonderful freedom. I am honored to serve on the Board.
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