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​We create a nurturing environment and innovative opportunities for adults with disabilities to empower growth and unity in our community.

  • DANI pioneered person-centered services, championing inclusivity and empowerment

  • We enhance and unlock individual strengths through life skills training and personal goal actualization.

  • Our campuses are hubs for belonging that foster friendships, a sense of purpose, and community.

  • We integrate our members into society through active involvement, volunteering, and employment.

  • We are building a world that celebrates each individual's unique abilities, where everyone can thrive and achieve a dignified independent life as equal members of their community.

Identify

Our expert team collaborates with individuals, and their network, to understand needs, interests, and desires - recognizing each person's unique talents, potential, and self-advocated life goals.

We have developed methodologies through art and music that has increased their ability to communicate thoughts, feelings, and desires.

Develop

Our Goal Action Programs (GAPs) are tailored to each individual and fashioned to elevate unique skills and talents. GAPs feature clearly defined tasks and milestones, along with regular assessments, to ensure optimal results.

 

No activities are preset; all our efforts are specifically directed towards achieving goals and enhancing unique skills and talents.

Empower

Participants receive systematic guidance from our multidisciplinary staff, mentors, and volunteers to develop their strengths.

We appreciate that there's an individual with dreams and aspirations just like everyone else. Our focus is on using individuals' skills to foster independence, self-satisfaction, and to become a valued member of their community.

OUR

APPROACH

Success hinges on the dedicated effort one puts into their goals. This is why we meticulously plan and structure personalized programs to ensure a perfect fit for each individual.

OUR

HISTORY

Founded on the mindset to change and do better, we are not looking to do the same thing, we want to do something different.

Since our inception in 2006 by a group of parents faced with the public support ending for their children with developmental disabilities at the age of 21, we have always put the individual and their support network first.

 

We have grown substantially into a dynamic and innovative charity, consistently setting new standards, while maintaining our dedication to engaging support networks to incorporate their needs, thoughts, and knowledge.

 

We currently serve over 400 individuals annually, and operate five dual-purpose social enterprises that financially support the charity and provide practical job training and employment opportunities for our participants.

2023

47 Participants Reached

2020

Opened 2nd Location

2017

First vocational partner Stalco

2015

25 Participants Reached

2014

DANI Café opened

2013

Move into Clark Campus

2011

First Play Performed

2010

1st Social Enterprise 

2008

McAllister House opens

2007

1st Gala Dinner

2006

Parent action group formed

2007

1st Gala Dinner

2010

1st Social Enterprise 

2013

Move into Clark Campus

2015

25 Participants Reached

2020

Opened 2nd Location

2006

Parent action group formed

2008

McAllister House opens

2011

First Play Performed

2014

DANI Café opened

2017

First vocational partner Stalco

2023

47 Participants Reached

OUR

PARTNERS

Financial Partners

Vocational Partners

The amazing staff at DANI always find a way to help me achieve my goals!

Guitti P.

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