Mission: Our mission is one of rehabilitation education and advocacy for and about people with disabilities to encourage and enlighten the public about people with disabilities in that they are people first and have rights and needs and that they also have gifts and talents to bring to the community.
Results: Break Through Inc. has provided these educational formats for the past 30 years. We are open to be invited to other countries to educate via workshops and written media.
Target demographics: We provide informational, educational workshops, keynote presentations for schools, parent groups, businesses, organizations, churches throughout the U.S.A. and Canada.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 4000 to 5000 persons.
Geographic areas served: United States and Canada
Programs: presentations/workshops on disabilities, inclusion, bullying, special needs and staff training regarding persons with disabilities
Break Through Inc. is a non-profit organization providing educational workshops and media for and about people with disabilities. It was founded in 1980 in Minnesota by Ben D. Anderson who was born with cerebral palsy. I have traveled with Ben D. Anderson and have heard him speak and give workshops and presentations to parents, educators, young students and the general public around the U.S. The organization provides a positive and supportive educational forum for advocacy and inclusion for people with special needs. I was enthused the first time I heard him present a full day of workshops- so much so that a year after (when he proposed to me) I married him and we have been married for almost 5 years now. He and his organization is the heart and soul of inclusion and education.