Disable The Difference
Provide Accessible Supports. Advocate for Educational Equity. Normalize Disability.
Disable the Difference.
Our Mission and Vision
We are a federally-registered non-profit organization with a mission to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through awareness, support, research, policy change, and friendship.
We are committed to providing accessible and free virtual programming for youth with disabilities globally to combat loneliness, foster friendship, and facilitate academic growth during the pandemic. We are especially driven to deliver our programs to youth from low-income and racialized communities.
We also aim to promote the meaningful and equitable education of individuals with disabilities as well as advocate for individuals and families whose voices are not being heard. Through special education research and policy advocacy, we aim to improve special education locally and nationally.
We are passionate about raising awareness about disabilities, fracturing societal perceptions around disability, and disabling the notion that individuals with disabilities are different from some kind of fabricated norm. Through podcast discussions with youth, parents, academics, educators, and policymakers, we hope to educate folks about how to be better allies and active supporters of the disabled community.
We are a youth-led organization with a diverse team of individuals of varying abilities and backgrounds.
We aim to raise awareness on topics such as mental health, special needs education, disability services and much more.
You can volunteer for our special-needs online buddy program today! We accept volunteer applications on a rolling basis! All volunteers must be aged 15+.