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Since its founding in 1986, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), has had the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
NEADS is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability charitable organization (corporation # 1007761975RR0001). We represent our constituents through specific projects, resources, research, publications and partnerships. NEADS is governed by a national Board of Directors representative of all of the provinces and territories.
Our work as an organization focuses on three core Strategic Program areas:
Student debt reduction
Student experience in class and on campus
Student and graduate employment
The organization functions collaboratively with post-secondary stakeholders, other non-governmental organizations, employers, disability service providers (on college and university campuses) and communities that can improve opportunities in higher education and the labour market for persons with disabilities in Canada. NEADS also provides ongoing expert advice to Employment and Social Development Canada and provincial/territorial governments. We have been a stakeholder group of the Government of Canada's National Advisory Group on Student Financial Assistance -- Chaired by the Director General of the Canada Student Loans Program -- since 1987. Our work includes promoting government programs and services that support higher education for Canadians with disabilities. The Association is a member organization of the Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD).
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Team Luke Hope For Minds exists to enrich the lives of children with a brain injury and give hope to their families through support and education. We are a non-profit in Texas that supports families with children who have suffered an acquired brain injury. At the heart of our services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children can improve over time if families have access to educational materials, therapeutic services, and adaptive equipment for their children. Our goals are to help families pay for items not covered or partially covered by insurance, provide emotional support, advocacy and education, as well as build support communities.
The Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC) provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all Veterans and their families including parents, couples, and kids. Our Center is part of a unique partnership between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
Our dedicated team of skilled providers are experts in the unique needs of Veteran families and experienced in providing a range of wellness services including individual, family and couples’ resilience programming, events and workshops and quality referrals to mental health care and other resources. We are also pleased to provide fun recreational activities designed to promote family and child well‐being in the adjacent garden. Services are available via our secure TeleWellness platform.
The VFWC is open to Veteran families for both drop-in and scheduled services during family friendly hours.
Hope in Bloom provides the beauty of nature for breast cancer patients living in Massachusetts. The all-volunteer non-profit plants indoor, outdoor patio and in-ground vegetable or flower gardens at the homes of people in active treatment for the disease. Gardens deliver their own special brand of medicine and recipients enjoy the benefits as they look toward the future.
The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support, and advocacy. We offer a variety of free support groups, drop-in services, and free educational presentations. Please see our website for more information on our current offerings.
Louisiana Baptist University and Theological Seminary has been training passionate followers of Christ in all areas of ministry since 1973. LBU/LBTS offers an online Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and an online Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling.
Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. For the minor children of single parents, it offers them the opportunity to meet peers living within the same family structure and thriving. No more standing out in the crowd or feeling isolated because they are part of the single parent family.
Created and supported by The Moyer Foundation, Camp Mariposa is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by substance abuse in their families. Children ages 9-12 attend transformational weekend camps multiple times a year, always free of charge. Additional education and mentoring activities are offered to campers, teens, and their families throughout the year giving youth the knowledge, coping skills and confidence to prevent them from developing an addiction of their own. Led by mental health professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Mariposa provides a safe, fun and supportive environment critical to help break the cycle of family addiction across 12 locations nationwide.
The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in the mountains of Park City, Utah for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. The National Ability Center is globally recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit discovernac.org.
Adaptive Sports & Adventure Programs Include:
Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding
Cycling, Mountain Biking & Winter Fat tire biking
Camping, Orienteering & Hiking
Water & Paddle Sports
Day and Overnight Camps
Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing
Supported Internships and more!