Ability FirstAn organization that provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. They work on strengthening and cultivating skills that give participants the tools to successfully navigate each transition in life, including building social connections and independence; employment preparation, training and experience; and, fun and engaging activities that offer families an opportunity to refresh and recharge. 

Adaptive Adventures An organization that provides progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults and veterans with physical disabilities and their families.

American Association of People with DisabilitiesA convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

Disability Rights California –  The agency designated under federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities – they work in litigation, legal representation, advocacy services, investigations, public policy, and provide information, advice, referral, and community outreach.

Disability Rights Education & Defense FundA leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.

ETTA An organization that provides programs and services, including residential housing, case management, employment training and placement, educational services and social services, that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, independent and active lives.

Exceptional Children’s Foundation Aims to provide the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning, and emotional barriers — empowering them to reach their greatest potential.

Life Rolls On  – A Foundation that is dedicated to assisting and inspiring young people affected by spinal cord injury and uses action sports as a platform to demonstrate infinite possibilities despite paralysis.

National Alliance on Mental IllnessProvides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

National Federation of the BlindThe oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans – they coordinate many programs, services, and resources to defend the rights of blind Americans, provide information and support to blind children and adults, and build a community that creates a future full of opportunities.

No Limits for Deaf ChildrenTeaches underserved deaf children and their families the skills to succeed in school and in life through its after-school educational centers and distinguished theater arts program, promoting advocacy and awareness worldwide.  

Partners for Potential An organization that individuals with developmental disabilities with a centered, culturally respectful, least restrictive training environment to promote the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes to reach one’s full potential and lead a more productive and meaningful life.

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