Category Archives: Disability and Special Needs

Books Aloud

Books Aloud

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people unable to benefit directly from the printed page by providing a service to stimulate minds, stir emotions and foster independence through our “Reading by Listening” program. Books Aloud is …
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Bookshare

Bookshare

People with print disabilities deserve to enjoy reading as much as all other readers. Yet, currently fewer than five percent of the books needed by people with print disabilities are available in accessible formats such as digital text or digital …
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Best Buddies California

Best Buddies California

Our Mission To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our Vision To put Best Buddies out of business. Our Goals Best Buddies created …
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Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors

The Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) seeks to make all aspects of sailing accessible. To fulfill this mission, we offer dinghy sailing every Saturday and keelboat sailing every Sunday out of South Beach Marina, adjacent to AT&T Park. …
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Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents

PHP’s mission is to help children and adults with special needs receive the support and services they need to reach their full potential by providing information, training, and resources to build strong families and improve systems of care. “Parents are …
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Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Jewish Family and Children's Services

JFCS’ volunteer programs support and strengthen families and individuals of all ages. In addition to serving those in need, we are committed to promoting a connection to community and fulfillment among our volunteers. JFCS serves as an extended family to …
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Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Some partnerships are just meant to be. Not only is this true for GDB alumni and their Guide Dogs, it’s true for the entire organization. The partnerships with thousands of passionate volunteers across the country who donate their time, talents …
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The Janet Pomeroy Center

The Janet Pomeroy Center

The mission of The Janet Pomeroy Center is to provide recreational, vocational and educational opportunities for people with disabilities through programs and services that encourage self-expression, promote personal achievement, and lead to greater independence. Currently the Center provides programs for …
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Redwood Shores Lions Club

Redwood Shores Lions Club

Lions Club International Mission “We Serve”. Since its inception in 1917, Lions Clubs International has been dedicated to helping those less fortunate in their communities and around the world. Cutting across all national, racial and cultural boundaries, activities include: Sight …
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Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)

Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)

Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners – all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning …
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