Many people with differences have full and satisfying lives. Others, however, feel isolated, restricted and thwarted in their attempts to achieve their life's goals, often because they have little support. They may not know where to find resources, what their options are, or how to access role models.
The purpose of “Different and Able” is to provide resources, support and possible role models. We advocate for a more inclusive world with bridges of access and full participation for all people. We do this through sharing stories of others’ experiences, providing information about available resources and fostering feelings of connection to help empower everyone to reach their fullest potential. We know that one of the keys to achievement is to find out how to get to the goal.
What D&A Offers
Stories and resources added bimonthly that focus on two or three types of differences: physical/cognitive and behavioral/psychological differences. Stories are articles written by those with differences, describing their assets and difficulties as well as their successes and failures. We encourage the authors to describe the environmental, social, personal or legal resources they tapped into to move ahead. Resources are articles and books written by those with the differences as well as by prominent professionals. Resources also cover information on federal and state legislation as well as agencies that are available to help circumvent obstacles to success.