People with disabilities can be productive members provided they are given equal access, support and inclusion in our society. Inclusion is an amazing thing when it shows up in families, communities and cities. However, at times it takes forever to permeate. EquallyAble recognizes that for people with disabilities and their families, support and inclusion is very important. Our goal is to improve inclusion and outreach and provide support to advance civic, economic and social participation of them in all spheres of our society.
The initiatives under this program include:
- Support Groups- providing a forum for families of children with special needs to come together and share their experiences and needs to find common healing
- Toys for special kids-bringing joy and happiness during Christmas, Eid, Hanukkah, Diwali, etc. by presenting toys to special kids to enhance their festivity
- Reflections in Colors-a contest at public/private schools to improve acceptance, inclusion & increase interaction among students with & without special needs.
- Institution & Infrastructure Support- providing accessible design guidance & financial support to schools for children with learning and cognitive disabilities
Where Offered: USA, Global; Cost: $500-1000 per part
Special Joy for Special Children
It was pomp, color and fun for the many that showed up that evening-there was enough for everyone-the children with special needs and their families for the Eid event for children with special needs co-hosted by EquallyAble Foundation and ADAMS in the Washington DC area. A major goal of the event was inclusion. Even though it was mainly for children with special needs, the celebration was open to everyone, so everyone feel part of the family. This made the children feel a part of the community.