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DISABLE
THE DIFFERENCE

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

10K

Individuals Reached

350

Families Supported

300

Volunteers

1

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About
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.

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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. 

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

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!

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"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."
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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. 

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