6 Organizations That Support Different Disabilities

Life is always getting better for people with disabilities.

With recent advancements in medical technology and practices, those with disabilities are living longer and healthier lives. This also means organizations that work with those who live with disabilities need more help.

Of course, this isn’t a bad thing. It means those organizations are doing the work well and fulfilling their missions.

But this is where you come in.

Volunteering for even just an hour a week can help change people’s lives. And it will certainly change yours. But where do you jump in? Who out there needs your help?

Below, you’ll find six organizations that support different disabilities.

1. The Arc Supports Different Disabilities

The Arc is the largest community-based organization in the United States that serves people with disabilities. Their goal is to empower and help both those with disabilities and their families. They work with over 100 diagnosed disabilities.

And they provide residential housing and support, family support, education and individual advocacy, and employment and referral services.

2. Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents started in 1976, as a non-profit agency. They specialize in children with special needs and different disabilities.

But this doesn’t just include children with disabilities. They also work with children who were diagnosed with cancer and other major illnesses. It’s a parent-directed organization that works with the community. provide information, support, and training for families with special needs children.

Its goal is to provide information, support, and training for families with special needs children.

3. Friendship Circle International

This Jewish organization is the fastest growing in the world. Friendship Circle serves thousands of children with disabilities.

They also specialize in cultivating volunteerism among teens with disabilities. They understand how important it is to integrate people with disabilities into their communities.

Much of history focused on separating people with different disabilities from society. And it’s refreshing to find an organization who focuses on the opposite.

4. Special Olympics

Physical exercise and activity are important for anyone. But it’s especially important for those with disabilities.

Special Olympics set out to inspire people to reach their full potential both on and off the playing field. Their goal: to help people with disabilities discover new skills, abilities, strengths and success through sports.

Find out if Special Olympics is holding an event in your community. They are always looking for volunteers.

5. United Cerebral Palsy

Despite the name, United Cerebral Palsy works with people who have different disabilities.

Independence is their main goal. They want to see individuals with disabilities lead full and productive lives as citizens among their peers and other adults. They use an affiliate network throughout the United States.

This connects families and individuals for empowerment.

Their services include employment support, family support, advocacies, health and wellness education, housing support, and financial assistance.

6. Birth Injury Justice Center

The Birth Injury Justice Center is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by birth injuries, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, Erb’s palsy or other disabilities.

The organization was created to provide answers and guidance to help families and children get all the assistance they need to help improve their overall quality of life.

Find An Organization and Be The Change

This is merely a sampling of what’s out there. If you don’t join up with one of these organizations, find a local organization in your community.

They are almost always looking for volunteers or even employees. Get out there and be the change you want to see in the world.


  1. carlos perez

    July 6, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I have a 55 year old brother that fell from a ladder broke his back a year ago would like to know if your site covers this area he can walk with crutches walker hes suffering from depression needs mate at least to be there for him please let me know if possible this can be considered…. he lives in bath pa anyone in the Lehigh valley great guy please try to help me carlos

    • Ahmed

      May 1, 2020 at 11:21 am

      Am disable too, on prossess forming an organization look for good vision

    • Rita Yarrington

      November 4, 2023 at 2:49 pm

      My 50 yr old son just had his 6th stroke and is now paralysed from the neck down. He has a feed tube and a tracheotomy. He needs a caregiver but Medicaid will only pay $12 per hour. He is in Lansing, Michigan. Is there anything you can do to help?

  2. geraldgawlikjr

    August 9, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I’m a member of ,”MyEpilepsyTeam “!

  3. Carl Barrett

    July 25, 2019 at 7:44 am

    My dad has been battling diabetes.And recently got a infection in is foot …..and has.been seeing doctors, but they have been giving him antibiotics for his foot …which inmeantime has gotten worse…The sad news is we found out out yesterday that his leg will be amputated….A big life change for him …He is 68….Trying to find out if there is any orginazions..that helps with home upgrades for people with disabilities…….There home is an older outdated home …The baths are outdated..They have tub , but will need a walk in now …..and also a wheelchair and many other handicapped features …….Just trying to find some kind of assistance for him and help…….

  4. Mawuenyegah Kwame

    September 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    My name is Mawu. I’m a Ghanaian. I fell at the age of 12 and had my spine broken. I’m using a wheelchair. I’m currently studying computer system engineering. Movement on campus is really difficult for me. I will be very grateful if you could help me with an electronic wheelchair. Thank you.

  5. M'bark

    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Dear sir /Madam
    I Would like to let you know that i am a Moroccan male aged 48. Father of 4 children. I have lost two of my arms when i was working in a plastic factory. Since then i found myself unable to feed and focus on myself.
    I am Writing to you this modest e-mail aiming to provide me With an artificial hands enable me to get my needs
    Finally i should be greatful to send me more details about this subject
    Your sincerly
    M’bark Remmali

  6. Janet Baker

    September 18, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I dont know how to get help or to give help but I can do both. I live with PTSD from horrible child abuse and I have anxiety disorder. Lately I just dont even want to leave my house because I think that people are just getting more evil daily.
    I would like to help and also get help. Who do I need to talk to?

    • david

      March 18, 2020 at 11:27 am

      Hello dear! i’m David the Director of Young Missionaries in Africa “YMA” we are located in East of Democratic Republic of Congo, we working in Education, Protection, Environmentaly, Tourism, Agriculture, Health, Wash,and Media, YMA have the School for the Children Living with Disabilities and Single Mothers Vulnerables disabilities, we have olso the activities on the field for families Agriculture, we have also a school of languages, but we don’t have any kind of support, we are working for our own finacial, we have the diffucult to continue with the activities because actually there is no anykind of support, that why we need your assistance, we are ready for any question you have, have nice day.

    • Seble

      October 16, 2020 at 9:12 am

      I am an Ethiopian woman.a mother of two daughters.13 and 7.I was born with disability.With out my left hand.and b/c the little activity of my hand ,my whole left side,my shoulder, my leg are getting thinner.
      I have my own income.thanks to God I can earn enough for me and my daughters.
      My disability is not only affect me but also my daughters. They are bullied b/c of me by their friends. I know it is not an usual in third world country but it becomes unbearable to see my children in this situation.my daughters are the best students in their class.can you help me? I can’t resist living here.

  7. Eliza

    November 6, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    I have a brother with downsysdrom

  8. Lamya Mohammed

    February 15, 2020 at 5:06 am

    I have two brothers and sister with mental disorder, two brothers and sister with eye problem (blind) since they are born, three sisters with women’s problems (reproductive tract) all of them share the same father just imagine how hard a father can handle those with different problems. Please if I can get any help for my dear siblings, I really want to help them to help my father but my condition is not good economically, please I really need help

  9. Daniel p Whayne

    April 17, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Hi,I’m Daniel p Whayne from Liberia, I write seeking support to further my education, I’m from a less privilege family and I’m out of high school, meanwhile,I am a student with so many academic achievements, I want to study forensic pathology but the course isn’t offered in Liberia, please help me I need support to further my education.
    Hopefully yours
    Daniel p Whayne.

  10. Desmond J Apollus

    May 8, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Hi,I am Desmond J Apollus from Namibia.I am a disable man who don’t have the right arm,I’m in my forties and I write to you so I can get any assistance from you so you can give me a helping hand so I can help me up.Due to this problem,I’m not able to do things for me.
    Hopefully yours
    Desmond J Apollus

  11. maddyoneil

    August 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    I am involved in Special Olympics, also Best Buddies which pairs college students with peopel with intellectual/developmental disabilities. I think Special Olympics helps us make friends and have fun, same with Best Buddies. I am involved in the Special Olympics Virtual workouts.

  12. Jeffrey Troutfetter

    September 17, 2020 at 5:11 am

    Patient harm

  13. Periyasamy Sathiyananthan

    November 12, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Dear Sir and Madam, I am From SriLanka I am 37 years old. 17 years ago i am slipped down from the tree Now I am disabilities patient So Iam can’t walk My mother and I live in my family I live in my brother’s house Because he is a family Now is the problem.Dear Sir and Madam, please help me buy 10 perch land this is my phone number + 94760236033

  14. Bernette Gardner-Battle

    December 7, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    I am reaching out on behalf of my cousin and her husband Demetrius . They are disabled living off of one disability check which is the wife’s. The husband does not have the means to start the process of filing for disability. They are living in their home without hot water (hot water heater doesn’t work) no heat or air conditioning. The house is in bad condition. No one should live this way but there’s nothing they can do without help. The wife is incarcerated due t o a City/County ordinance fines but doesn’t have the means to pay. She has to serve five days instead of ten due to health issues and being disabled. I am just finding all of this out and I beg of you to please help them.


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