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SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS

We help people of all abilities reach their full potential.

Our investments break down barriers so that people with disabilities can secure jobs, plan for the future, and live life to the fullest.

The Facts:

  • 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has autism.
  • 3.7 million New Yorkers have some kind of disability.
  • 65% of working-age people with disabilities are unemployed.
  • People with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty.

Our Impact:

  • 13,000 people with physical disabilities have experienced the joy of summer camp and year-round residential programs for nearly three decades.
  • 6,090 local children with autism take part in educational and recreational programs.
  • $3.3 million in new government funding was raised — thanks to our advocacy — to provide socialization programs for children with autism and support groups for their parents.

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.

HELP US SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

Give to UJA and help millions of people live better lives.