top of page
Private Tutoring


Providing Accessible Programs. Advocating for Educational Equity. Normalizing Disability.


Individuals Reached


Families Supported




Inclusive World.

Disable the Difference

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 offer free virtual programs for youth with disabilities.

Screen Shot 2021-12-20 at 5.15.36 PM.png

Current Programming and Projects

Disable the Difference currently offers two free virtual programs for youth with disabilities, and has ongoing research projects and community initiatives. Click here to learn more. 

Boy Playing with Blocks


Learn more about volunteering with Disable the Difference, and sign the pledge to promote a more inclusive future. 

Partner with Us

Take a look at some of our current sponsors. Please reach out to us directly if you would like to collaborate with us!

Get to Know Us

Disable the Difference is a completely volunteer-based organization. Click below to meet our team!

Kid Cutting Paper With Scissor
"You have no idea the impact you have had on my child. It’s given him something to look forward each week, you are phenomenal with him and it’s given us a much needed break as well."
Young Girl Painting

Q: How are volunteers paired with buddies?

A: Depending on which program the volunteer and buddy sign up for, the likes and interests of each volunteer are matched with a buddy with similar likes and interests. If the buddy requests academic tutoring in a specific area, we will match them with a volunteer that excels in that specific area. 

Q: Are volunteers background checked? 

A: In addition to our rigorous application and recruitment process, every volunteer above the age of 18 is required to submit a vulnerable sector background check from their local police station to ensure they are cleared to work with elders, children, and people with disabilities. 

Q: How are volunteers selected?

A: Every volunteer goes through a rigorous selection process in which they first complete a thorough written application, and if accepted, are invited to a one-on-one interview with our volunteer recruitment team. Volunteers who sign up to join our academic mentorship and tutoring program must undergo training and provide us a copy of their most recent academic transcript and maintain a minimum average of an A. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Children in Playground
  • Instagram


Happy Children
  • Facebook


Contact Us
bottom of page